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Reviews 511 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are absolutely incredible. Many of them are most obviously have genius level intelligence.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The CDC does a phenomenal job providing prospects to students and graduates alike.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Alfred is a very very safe campus. You'll encounter your drunk and drugged out idiots from time to time but it is always dealt with quickly.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing could use some upgrades

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: As a D3 athletic school, it would be what you expect it to be.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Alfred University is a great school, it is small and you get a lot of personalized attention from the professors.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Our CDC works closely with graduated students to help them find jobs in their area of study and where they live.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: If you don't feel safe at night, you can call public safety and they will transport you safely from on location to the other.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I love where I live on campus, and have lived in several different dorms and living spaces. I have also lived off campus, and can say that there is a lot of places available, but they are more expensive than staying on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I can't speak much about the teams, as I am not an athlete, but I do know the teams are very close and education is still a high priority for couches.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I love going to Alfred! The town and the two colleges within the town are amazing and very close knit.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: We want Greek Life. They forbid Greek Life at Alfred University and I think that is a huge mistake. There will always be parties and there will always be those people who drink too much. But pointing fingers at a student organization that brings the community together, a life time full of friendships, and key skills and assets that companies look for in a employer is just damaging their own reputation. They tried controlling college drinking by abandoning the Greek Life, yet that still hasn't work. It just limits the amount of people who want to attend the school and only a specific group of people that look down on the organization. People that do not support a strong active student organization that develops a honoring reputation with the town and the school. I do believe there could have been better precautions are controlling the drinking situations instead of forbidding Greek Life.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The school spirit is weak for the most part. The only times you truly see any spirit are at competitive basketball, football and softball games. I'm not kidding about the softball. They're one of the best teams to watch on campus, it's like a party in the outfield with everyone getting together in the outfield and rooting them on. Yet there is a large fraction that have not even seen a collegiate game in 3 years of being there. The athletes are all close with each other and I feel that could be intimidating to others who no longer/never played a competitive sport. However, when it is against one of rivals then the crowd definitely gets pumped up.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Alfred University. During my visit I fell in love with the atmosphere the school provided. Originally I wanted to go to a large school but I am glad I didn't. I met so many great people not just at Alfred University but at our sister school across the street. With these two school together we contribute so much to the town of Alfred. It's nice to say this is a college town and not for the reason everyone thinks. It makes you feel so connected with everyone you meet because you have something amazing and unique in common. It's small enough where you can stay close to everyone but yet it is so diverse you are meeting great new people everywhere you go. Personally, I would not come back for Grad School because I'd like to spread my wings and be able to leave the school that allowed me to grow into a mature, wise woman. This was one stepping stone of my life and graduate school should be a new one.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Grateful I don't hear of anyone doing much of anything other than aderall and marijuana

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Hardly any campus crime, small knit community. although there is a road on campus that I feel uncomfortable walking alone at night on. It has a so called nickname of "rape road" it backs up to the woods on one side. Its poorly lit

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus could definitely be a lot better. Many of the dorms and suites are out dated, and the food is awful many students have gotten sick/ food poising from AVI and they blame the large percent of students sick/ hospital bound on a "stomach bug" although its only found in students eating from the ade dining hall

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I couldn't be happier to have been accepted into The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. I transferred to Alfred from Suffolk Community College on Long Island and I watched myself change drastically. Alfred is a small town buzzing with college students. Growing up on Long Island and going to a large community college you find yourself to be not more than just a number. The longer your in Alfred you become much more than that. You become part of a larger community. Although it was a difficult transition the more time I've spent there the more it feels like home. Every professor I've had the pleasure to work with will put in as much effort as you do. If your dedicated and hard working the professors will do everything in their power to help and push you beyond your own expectation of your abilities. Alfred has a large community of successful alumni. I wouldn't trade my acceptance to Alfred for anything.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had such wonderful encouraging professors. In general, they've stimulated my academic interests and helped continue my hard work ethic.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm still only a freshman, so it's very difficult to say.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There were a few issues I heard about; someone was stabbed this year but I think that was the worst.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's not great, I lived in Reimer (which I heard is one of the worst freshmen dorms), and nothing was very clean. The bathrooms were frightening and the building was usually too hot or too cold. Nothing I didn't expect.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It is the best because we don't have it.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't play any club or varsity sports at the university- I thought about trying out for the volleyball team but I thought the workload would be too much to play a sport (I was right). Sports are not a big part of campus life; this does not bother me at all, personally I don't think universities and colleges should have varsity sports as it distracts from academic programs. The gym that I use for working at our school is awful, and everyone thinks so. It is, however, not a big issue.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it; I love the people, the classes, and the professors. There's this weird thing going on in the village of Alfred- everyone is kind and thoughtful. The only negative things I can bring up about my experience are the hills, the food (haha), and the level of academics. I knew it wouldn't be as challenging as some other universities, but sometimes I don't feel like I'm being pushed enough in my academics. The art program is wonderful, but as I'm a double major I wish the academics were tougher.


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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.

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