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Academics

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm am completely satisfied with the education I'm getting.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Academics here are great. Alfred University was rated as far up on the list as Princeton. Academics are taken very seriously here which is great. Professors help you out as much as they can, and you always have lots of support.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: It is very hard to make effective use of on campus resources with few available areas to study in isolation. The business school is very sub par with the exception of a few excellent courses

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 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.

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If you think of your professors as professionals, mentors, or even babysitters, you might like Alfred. Most professors at Alfred University have a doctorate or the equivalent in their field of study. Departments and classes tend to be small, even intimate. While professors at some other universities may leave the teaching to a few bewildered TAs, faculty members at Alfred are actively involved with their students. It’s also not uncommon to be invited to a professor’s home for tea or a cookout.

The downside to this is that you really can’t escape them. If you’re not in class, they will notice, and some may even leave a cryptic message on your answering machine. Professors tend to be a little set in their ways and very quirky—the watermarks of small-town living. Still, most have a well-developed sense of humor, and they know what they are talking about.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
159
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
41
Total FT Faculty
159
Faculty with Terminal Degree
85%
Average Faculty Salary
$64,211
Full-Time Retention Rate
68%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Transfer-Out Rate
29%
Graduation Rate
63%
Programs/Majors Offered
50
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 64%
  • 20 to 49 students: 33%
  • 50 or more students: 3%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies
  • Inamori School of Engineering
  • School of Art & Design
  • School of Business
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Ceramics: 8%
  • Reading Teacher Education: 3%
  • School Counseling and Guidance Services: 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts or fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange student program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • New York semester
  • Semester at Sea
  • Student-designed major
  • UN semester
  • Washington semester
Best Places to Study
  • Allen Hall
  • Library
  • Powell Campus Center
Tips to Succeed
  • Actually go to class and go on time.
  • Always dispute bad grades.
  • Check your University email.
  • Go to your teacher's office hours.
  • Make studious friends.
  • Pick classes you actually like.
  • Take classes with popular teachers and outside your major.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 35 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 17 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 17 responses

  • 18% This was my dream school.
  • 71% This was one of my top choices.
  • 12% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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