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Reviews 564 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Senior

Administration: the dorm policies on drinking and drugs is very strict, but it doesn't much matter because walking to main street and going to house parties is where it's at anyways. AU is a dry campus.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid process was fine. There is a second form to fill out specific to Alfred, but it is very straightforward and the office staff is very helpful

4 College Senior

Party Scene: It is a small town, so there aren't any crazy ragers, but there is definitely a party culture

1 College Senior

Campus Food: used to be sort of acceptable, but through my four years here it's just gotten worse and worse and worse.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: many of the buildings on campus are old, and worn down, but the staff and res life are great, mostly.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are some lovely apartments for rent

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The convenience store is costly, but the Jet and Panda are relatively cheap, and Terracotta's great.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They're pretty on top of noise and parking violations

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I don't drive on campus, but my friends have trouble in the winter un-burying their cars from the snow, because the lots aren't properly plowed

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: When you have a great group of friends, its nice to get out and spend time with them at parties

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I hate waiting in line for the deli when there's nothing else to eat that isn't completely weird.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Put into a suite, which is nice, but I'm with people who I have nothing in common with and won't interact with me at all... But I am close to most of my classes, and I have a bathroom that's only used by four other people, so that's pretty good.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not the best teams at all, but they are pretty good i guess.

4 College Freshman

Academics: It's what you are able to take advantage of, the professors there are there to help in anyway possible

they are very friendly and helpful. Always supportive.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you low where to look and with who. The parties are very much fun. There have even been nice gathering in the woods.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: If you like small towns, a close knit community. The people are very sweet around here and the woods are beautiful to be

near. Always seeing deer and small animals .

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is a quite town, where the police are part of the amps, but hardly seen unless called in by student. They do arrive very quickly though.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't really partake in sports, so my rating the athletic department is useless. The weight room is great, though. It's kept clean and offers difference equipment for athletes and non-athletes.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There's no Greek Life at Alfred University, officially. They were banned when kids started dying during hazing rituals.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Alfred University offered a great package (my attendance of college would be impossible without aid). Those that have a high enough GPA are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship, which helps immensely.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Accounting is a great major so far. I love the coursework and have enjoyed the professors. They're personable, reasonable, and always ready to help students. The workload is manageable to those who put in honest effort.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The university is kept very clean and the buildings are mostly up to date. There are two libraries on campus which have great hours, and spaces available 24/7 for students.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's a small town setting, so there are not shopping malls to speak of. There is a bigger town about twenty minutes away which offers a bunch of shopping options, so there are places to buy necessities.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I don't know of any policies that affect my life personally. The university allows students to make their own way largely, unless they're about to flunk out.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are some parties here and there. Some weekends are pretty void of nightlife, though. When that's the case, I simply hang out with friends.

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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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