1 Saxon Drive Alfred, NY 14802-1205 607-871-2115
About Alfred University
  • Year of Foundation 1836
  • Size of Campus 600 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's , Master's, Post-Bachelor's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,961
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 49%, 51%, 35%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $25,974
  • Room and Board $11,498
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $40
  • Enrollment No. 1,971
Alfred University is a small, comprehensive university in the Village of Alfred in Western New York, USA, an hour and a half south of Rochester and two hours southeast of Buffalo. Alfred has an undergraduate population of around 2,000, and approximately 300 graduate students. Though the institution has five separate schools and colleges, the institution's reputation is grounded in the arts and engineering.[citation needed]Alfred was founded in 1836 as the Select School by Seventh Day Baptists as a non-sectarian institution. Unusual for the time, the school was co-educational. It was also racially integrated, and enrolled its first African-American student and two Native American students in the 1850s, becoming the second college in the nation to do so.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Poder Latino, Umoja, Shades of Ebony, Caribbean Club, Chinese Student & Scholars Association, Pacific Rim Organizations
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Hot Dog Day, Glam Slam, The Alfies
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Iota Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Mu Delta, Pacioli Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma Iota, Pi Gamma Mu, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Phi, Tau Beta Phi, Keramos
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Hillel, Brothers and Sisters in Christ, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Rochester (75), Elmira Corning (60)
  • Distance to nearest train Rochester (75)
  • Distance to nearest bus Alfred (0)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 67%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 20
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, apartment for single students, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 10
  • Campus Safety late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, other
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,458
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Scholes Library of Ceramics
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 10
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Museums John L. Stull Observatory, Davis Memorial Carillon, Museum of Ceramic Art, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Robert Turner Student Gallery
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 600
  • Number Of Microforms 95,262
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 305,658
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 20
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 171,728
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help study skills
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 50%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Alfred University; Corning Incorporated; Dresser-Rand; General Electric; KPMG Numerous school districts (Hornell, Alfred-Almond, Wellsville, Canisteo are the most popular)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,100
  • Employed Students after 1 year 68%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (St. Bonaventure University)
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural