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Location
Alfred, NY
Undergrads
1,884
Tuition
$27,794
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Freshman

Academics: The staff works well with us and helps us achieve the goals we have set for ourselves

4 College Sophomore

Academics: This also depends on what your major is.. I'm going there for IArt. It is pretty good.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The education offered is amazing . The teachers are great. The workload gets to be a bit much sometimes which does affect my grades. I need to work to go here and besides a work study job I also have a pt job in Hornell so it does get difficult sometimes. I love the art building. It is a shame that it isnt open all of the time anymore due to a few losers.

3 College Freshman

Academics: My major is tough but fun. I learn a lot about the fundamentals of art

4 College Freshman

Academics: the professors are great, very accessible and are always there to meet with you

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 75th
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 497th
    Most Available Classes
  • 644th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 674th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 764th
    Most Caring Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Chagmion Antoine
Hometown
Bronx, N.Y.
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If you think of your professors as professionals, mentors, or even babysitters, you might like Alfred. Most professors at Alfred University have a doctorate or the equivalent in their field of study. Departments and classes tend to be small, even intimate. While professors at some other universities may leave the teaching to a few bewildered TAs, faculty members at Alfred are actively involved with their students. It’s also not uncommon to be invited to a professor’s home for tea or a cookout.

The downside to this is that you really can’t escape them. If you’re not in class, they will notice, and some may even leave a cryptic message on your answering machine. Professors tend to be a little set in their ways and very quirky—the watermarks of small-town living. Still, most have a well-developed sense of humor, and they know what they are talking about.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
159
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
41
Total FT Faculty
159
Faculty with Terminal Degree
85%
Average Faculty Salary
$64,211
Full-Time Retention Rate
68%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Transfer-Out Rate
29%
Graduation Rate
63%
Programs/Majors Offered
50
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 64%
  • 20 to 49 students: 33%
  • 50 or more students: 3%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies
  • Inamori School of Engineering
  • School of Art & Design
  • School of Business
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Ceramics: 8%
  • Reading Teacher Education: 3%
  • School Counseling and Guidance Services: 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts or fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • New York semester
  • Semester at Sea
  • Student-designed major
  • UN semester
  • Washington semester
Best Places to Study
  • Allen Hall
  • Library
  • Powell Campus Center
Tips to Succeed
  • Actually go to class and go on time.
  • Always dispute bad grades.
  • Check your University email.
  • Go to your teacher's office hours.
  • Make studious friends.
  • Pick classes you actually like.
  • Take classes with popular teachers and outside your major.

Student Polls

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 20 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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