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Reviews 505 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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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.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and take much pride in being a Saxon. From everything from our athletics to our academics. I just wish I got more financial aid from them. I still have to pay over ten thousand after loans a year, which is very hard for my family to do. My mother has taken out a parent loan which I am afraid is going to be very hard for her to pay off.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Getting a internship is very easy because the school stays on top of getting these opportunity for its students. There are so many work studies for the school year available that finding one in your degree is very easy and is great experience for your future.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Crime is very low on campus. I feel very safe on my campus, even when walking a lone in the dark. We have a texting alert system even if we do feel unsafe. This makes public safety come to us and assist whomever needs it. Our Wellness center is also very easy to make appointments with a doctor and is free.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think just the process of going from having my own room to having to sharing it with a complete stranger was hard for me. As well as losing privacy when it comes to the bathrooms. The women I lived with in my dorm floor weren't the cleanest either and disobeyed many rules.

Other than that the rooms were a good size and had a lot of storage options. When I needed things fixed, putting in a work order was super easy and fast.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: As a cheerleader, of course I'm going to have a lot of school spirit. I love my school and am very involved in the sports on campus. My cheer team is not considered a sport so we aren't as held as high of standard as we all would like. But we do get to cheer for whatever teams we want. We cheer for the typical varsity sports (Men's Basketball and Football) as well as the not so usual like Women's basketball as well as club sports, like rugby.

I think the amount of fans we have at every game is awesome and every student is very involved with supporting all teams.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: When it comes to Alfred University, it's like a second home to me. When I first started off I wasn't sure with how well I was going to like living away from home and having to start all over. Just like most first year students, the first month was hard. I missed my family and friends so much. At first, I didn't take advantage of all the club opportunities, which I feel would have helped in the long run. I did, however, join the cheer club and instantly felt better about spending the next four years of my life in this community. I have met some of the best people as the months passed and became very involved in my schools community. I have had the opportunity to give back in the nearby towns with community service and have also been able to participate in my first 5k. Although Alfred is a one-stop-light town and seems very little from an outside standpoint, I have had more opportunities here than I have ever had before.

My work study is already helping me prepare for my future career. I work at the business office where I am in charge of scanning invoices, that are sent through the school, and review budget sheets making sure that everything is correct. This job, even though it may not seem like much, has opened my eyes to the financial world and how things work at a university. For me, it's very exciting to learn more about what job fields are offered to me after I graduate.

When it comes to opportunities in the class room, I would say AU excels in the School of Business. As a freshman I have been given so many opportunities to build up my experience in my future field. I have already created my own business as well as given a presentation on a stock for the Investment Club. I have also been given the opportunity to to attend a conference in NYC as well as meet the head of this conference afterwords.The Career and Development Center will always be there for it's students as well, helping them find jobs, even years after they graduate.


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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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