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Reviews 559 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Community Yummies – There is a wide variety of off-campus dining in Alfred. There is a fantastic grocery shop called Kinfolk, that is locally owned and is always freshly stocked with organic fruits and vegetables, spices, nice breads, and a wide range of healthy cooking ingredients. There is a nice coffee shop and a dinner that are great to bring friends and family to. At night Chinese food is a popular choice, and Cafe Za is always a good choice for a beverage and a nice meal/snack.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments in town are cheap and there are plenty. However, there is nothing unique about them, they're just easy to come by

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Jet, Terra Cotta, Nana's – The restaurants in town are cheap and all of them have excellent food. Only downside is they can be crowded and service gets backed up.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great Place to Go to School – Alfred University is a great place to go to school. The faculty are very willing to help you and Alfred's reputation for producings well trained students will help in the long run for getting a job.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: HAT Transit Bus – The HAT bus drives to Hornell and back every few hours so that students can go to wegmans/walmart to get their groceries and stuff.

4 College Junior

Majors: Ceramic Engineering at AU – Very specialized program. I like it. I've learned a lot. Lots of work with lots of reward. Many jobs available in this field right now.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Al Fresco Joels House – Joels house is a common interrest house which is absolutely awesome. People group upi and cook meals together which makes the house smell really good, and the long walk to class gets you in shape.

3 College Junior

Parking: $95 for students for full year. There could be more parking, but its usually pretty easy to find a spot close to your building.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Beautiful campus! Brick buildings mostly. 2 beautiful libraries. 2 dining halls. Nice classrooms and lots of new labs. Great vibe and beautiful setting.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Everybody here just wants to get drunk to the point of death, smoke like crazy and the parties are lame, repetitive and boring.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The Food Is Disgusting – The food is just bad, no variety, unhealthy, old, my body just cannot function on the dining hall food, there are one or two decent restaurants around, but that's it.

1 College Freshman

Local Area: Boring and Sad – There is nothing here, it is so isolated, boring, empty and just depressing. This place sucks

5 College Student

Campus Quality: LOVE IT – They offer alot of academic programs and they have good reviews on the programs and excellent professors. Everyone on campus is very helpful and considerate, you can make alot of friends and meet alot of different people.

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3 College Student

Campus Food: The dining hall is spacious and the local places have good food. The food is okay but could be better although, they have alot of selection.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Quality: So, I come here, expecting an academic facility and academic enrichment... Well, it didn't turn out that way. If you like to be a swinger (relationship wise), have nothing to do other than sit on your computer and type reviews like myself, and like to hear your food singing to you in your stomach after you eat at the caff, then this is the number one place for you. I will mention though that some of the professors are exceptional. Granted, some people might like this institution and this could just be my preference, but when I pay as much as I pay here to attend I would hope that there would be more money going into upgrading academic facilities rather than supplying people with the latest lube and condoms. It's whatever though... And alfred... If your listening, please do something to make LIFE INTERESTING!!! I find myself walking aimlessly down the only street hoping that there would be something college like to do.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Alfred Universty is in the small town of Alfred (Alfred has a single red light). The school is very aware of the limited places in town for students and provides at no charge weekend buses every two hours to the city of Hornell 20 minutes away where there is much more to do.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Club Sports – Many people do not have time to be on a divison team and though they may enjoy watching thier teams compete they still would perferr to be in the action. Alfred Universty has a club sport for every true team they have and even club sports for teams they dont have. These club sports are very easy to get into and work well in a busy scheduale. They are also a great way to stay in shape and meet some new friends.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Scholes V.S. Herrick – Herrick is the designated library for the liberal arts college. The ITS (technolgy service) is located on the lower floor and all the equipment found in herrick is very up to date and kept in excellent condtion. Scholes on the other hand is the library desginated for the Schools of Art and Enginering there computers are very out of date and the printers are useally out of service.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: you'll want to get outta here – Unless you're a local, I don't see a reason to come here (unless you're an engineer or art student). It's way to isolated, the weather sucks, the people get old and boring and seem to forget they're in "college". If you like small environment, football, drinking and hooking up, this is the place for you. It has a good program oriented towards engineering, but even that can't make me stay here for another year. I hate it here, but it might be different for you, I think going to a state school is the better option. It is what it is.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: A for Effort – Alfred is in the middle of nowhere. The nearest grocery store (besides the Dollar Tree) is thirty minutes away. So if you have a car you would think you would be stranded and lost in the vast nothingness that consumes the itty bitty town of Alfred. However, the town does a great job providing an easy to comprehend schedule for buses to take you to and from Hornell for all of your shopping and grocery needs.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: A number of the buildings on campus have been around since it opened. The student service center is in an old, renovated castle, which is pretty awesome. The dorms could use some updating, and there have been a number of issues with technological services---like shoddy wireless service and temperamental public computers. Overall the campus is absolutely beautiful, but there isn't much to do otherwise because, in Alfred, the colleges ARE THE TOWN. Literally.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Pretty Perfect – The University does a great job keeping us all safe. I have never felt endangered walking the campus at night. Public Safety patrols everywhere and has officers join student staff at club-funded events like concerts and specialty shows. The only downfall is the "beef" between Alfred State and Alfred University. Sharing the dissected plateau's common areas in town seems to be a little difficult for some and has caused some problems in the past. And sometimes I feel as though gaining entry to the dorms is way too easy, but overall I feel super safe here.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Whiteys Mostly – AU is a small school and the majority of kids are white. However, there are other ethnicities present and our activities director created an award winning diversity club/class (drawn to diversity)

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Alfred is a very small town, there is one restaurant, a coffee house, a pizza place and a japanese cafe on main street. But if you're looking for something more, you'll have to drive at least twenty minutes out of Alfred.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe while on campus or in town. My boyfriend lives on the other side of campus so I walk frequently on a back bike path all the way across campus, still I have no concerns while walking by myself.


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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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