Alfred University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Alfred, NY
Website
www.alfred.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
1,884
Part-Time Undergrads
51
Setting
Town
In-State Tuition
$27,794
Out-of-State Tuition
$27,794
Room & Board
$11,498
Acceptance Rate
70 %
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Average SAT Scores
1440–1750
Average ACT Scores
21–27

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Your friends
  • Financial aid
  • Cool teachers
  • Nature

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Sporadic weather
  • Isolation
  • Boredom
  • Finding a parking spot

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Throughout your Alfred experience, you or someone close to you will utter the phrase, "I've got to get out of here." Students at AU make threats to transfer at least twice daily. Still, very few actually do. Many students stay for an extra year. Some stay for grad school, and a good portion of the staff is composed of AU alumni. Why? Students are spoiled! It's comfortable here, the financial aid is great, and many professors are also great mentors. Who would want to leave all that personal attention and a close-knit group of friends to just be a number at another university with a better football team?

AU students will disparage their time at AU with venom. When asked to appraise their experience honestly, however, they'll shrug their shoulders and admit that Alfred has helped them to learn and grow as individuals. While some individuals transfer, the majority of students that chose Alfred knows deep down that they couldn't be anywhere else.

Alfred Student Reviews

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Public safety does well in keeping everything in order.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like numerous things about this place, the community is a big part.

4 College Freshman

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

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is fairly well, it does lack a few luxuries but does well for Alfred.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Since the school is isolated, it's a little difficult, but not imposible

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