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Reviews 431 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It really depends on who else in on the floor with you. The biggest impact on me were my very noisy and disruptive neighbors; neighbors who would get confrontational if you decided to ask them to be quiet because it's 3 am and you have a test the next day. Eventually I just automatically started going to the RD who wrote them up every time and that seemed to get them to be more cooperative and considerate.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of spots off campus that are great to live in. They have more parking and there really arent any rules when it comes to guests.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few really great spots that are cheap and friendly. Its right next to campus and they offer some discounts.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are a lot of parties around town at the bars and graduate houses. They seem to be really great.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness isnt that bad. They enforce basic rules that shouldnt be broken, especially if its against the law. If its a small rule that was broken you wont really get in any trouble as long as nobody was hurt.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My financial aid process went very smoothly and I had no problems at all. just be sure to get it in early. Dont wait until a week before the deadline.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is ok. In Powell its not bad and you get a better variety and much healthier options but other places there isnt that variety. Though throughout the campus they have vegan and vegitarian options as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are fine. Some are small and others are divided with this strange half wall but other than that it's very functional. They can be rather expensive though especially for a single. The housing process is simple and most of the residence halls are right on academic alley so classes are right outside your door.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports aren't super big at my school, but there are good workout facilites for everyone regardless if they play a sport or not.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I can usually find something I am in the mood for whenever I want to.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: Our school administration may not be strict, but they are very unorganized

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Usually there isn't much going on at all, but you can always count on a good fishbowl night at GJ's!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have just enough money from the school so I can afford to continue going there

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is a problem with a lack of healthy food options offered. They need to have a better mix of healthy food, and slightly less healthy food for those who prefer that kind of food

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing can be good, as long as you get a good time in the lottery to sign up

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off-campus and have for two years and I love it. It is so much cheaper than on-campus! Apartments above the bar/ pizza place are super nice. Houses are ok, but you have to look early to get a nice one

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There's quite a few places you can walk to and get food including a coffeehouse, pizza place, sub place, chinese place, and small restaurant. Or you can take a drive and get pizza hut, applebees, McDonalds, BK, italian restaurant, club 57 restaurant ,etc

4 College Senior

Administration: Easy to deal with. Don't cheat/plagerize, dont get caught drinking or doing drugs....thats about it

5 College Senior

Scholarships: They are great and very helpful, even when you are late with forms...which I always am!

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Best time I ever had was freshman year in the dorm rooms (Shhh ;) !!) but the house parties are always crazy and packed, and lots of fun if you don't mind a short walk. Alex's bar is great for mug nights and GJ's for fishbowls, otherwise GJ's is crazy crowded. You always end up seeing all of your friends when you go out because most parties are confined to a certain few houses.

2 College Senior

Campus Food: I have always hated the food here and when I was on the meal plan I generally ate salads or pizza all the time. The food isn't great tasting and often is not cooked how it should be. I love AU, but I got off the meal plan ASAP. They need to change companies!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Dorm buildings are old, but the atmosphere is always great. I met some of my closest friends freshman year in my dorm. RAs and RDs are generally very nice, but keep up with the very strict rules regarding quiet hours, no alcohol, no drugs, etc.

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


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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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