Alfred University

512 reviews
  1. Alfred, NY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Alfred University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire Eight
Address
One Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Website

Alfred University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
950-1160
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$20,306/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,992/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,747/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,135/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,800/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,878/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,840Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Creative
    20%
  • Creative for the art students which I am.
    20%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Weird
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Small and close-knit
    43%
  • Isolated
    26%
  • Isolated, small, and close-knit
    22%
  • Lovely
    9%

After Alfred University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Reviews

512 reviews
  • Excellent
    58
  • Very Good
    160
  • Average
    207
  • Poor
    49
  • Terrible
    38
Honestly, I loved my program. My mentor was incredibly helpful and supportive, my adviser was knowledgeable, and my peers were so willing to work together and share their skills! My only complaint was that the facilities are sort of out-dated, which made some classes difficult, but overall, the experience and faculty were great. I took one year off after graduating, and will be entering graduate school in the fall for a doctorate in Psychology (Animal Behavior). I have no concerns with finding a job. Biology in general is a field where jobs are pretty readily available if you're qualified for them. There are a ton of graduate school programs, too. Also, my experience at Alfred allowed me to network with people at conferences and through my personal relationships with my professors (who they know at other universities, research facilities, alma maters, etc.).
  • Recent Alumnus
  • May 9 2013
Though Alfred is a very small town, there are several incredible restaurants right on Main Street for students to enjoy. My favorite would be Nana's Japanese Cafe, which offers a wide variety of extremely delicious (and organic/healthy) Japanese cuisine. It is easy to order any item off of Nana's menu and be very pleased with your choice. The Jet/Collegiate offers classic American diner foods at affordable prices, and is a good place for dining either with groups of friends or your parents. Terra Cotta cafe is another favorite of many, featuring delicious coffee, lattes, teas, desserts. They also serve delicious breakfast sandwiches and panini's, and have an open mic night every Wednesday!
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 17 2012
The campus is intimate and it only takes a little over 5 minutes to walk from one end to the other which is very convenient. The freshmen dorms are very basic with shared showers which I didn't particularly like. Males and females separated by floor. The upperclassmen dorms are better but bring your own furniture for the common area as what is provided is not comfortable or sufficient. The location of the upperclassman dorms are typically on the hill farthest from campus so be careful of the ice in the winter! AU attracts a very diverse group of students with its art, engineering and business programs. I found the food, gym and other amenities above average. I guess for the money everything should be exceptional as it is just as or more expensive to live on campus as tuition for some programs. For those students with cars parking is scarce and most spots are reserved. Don't be like me and chance it for an hour because there were always lots of open spaces as I received too many parking tickets from students paid to walk campus and make the university even more money.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Mar 27 2013