Alfred University

1 Saxon Dr, Alfred, United States
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Overview of Alfred University

About this school

Alfred University was founded in 1836. Programs are offered through the privately endowed Colleges of Business, Engineering and Professional Studies, and Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as the publicly funded New York State College of Ceramics. Its 232-acre campus is located in Alfred, in southwestern New York.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,707
    • Men:889 (52.1%)
    • Women:818 (47.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Alfred University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used in place of an application essay ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Saxon Drive
City, State, Zip
Alfred, NY  14802-1205
Phone
(607) 871-2115
Fax
(607) 871-2198
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
December 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio for applicants to the School of Art and Design recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 3,566 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 1,794 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 1,772 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
485 (22%) of 2,237 admitted students enrolled
Women
227 (20%) of 1,111 admitted students enrolled
Men
258 (23%) of 1,126 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.96
375 And Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
560 average |500-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
550 average |490-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
25%
• Score 18 - 23
61%
• Score 12 - 17
12%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,484 (67.78137651821862%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,516 (25.336032388663966%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (2.6315789473684212%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,100 (4.251012145748988%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Alfred University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002668
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
407 (97.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
369 (90.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
369 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
54 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$31,102
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 368 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,114
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 323 (87.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,576
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 206 (55.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
8 (1.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,739

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,456 (92.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,326 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,325 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
271 (20.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$27,889
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,314 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,500
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,178 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,440
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 709 (53.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
89 (5.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,114

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,987
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,861

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


153

Part-Time Faculty


40

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


74%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 61% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
862,935

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Alfred University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


40.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


51.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.5%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (41)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Engineering, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (18)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Bioengineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Student Affairs

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


4,100

Nearest Metropolitan Area


232 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Rochester

Weather


Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
160 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
75 mile(s) from campus in Rochester
Nearest Bus Station
Alfred
Nearest Train Station
75 mile(s) from campus in Rochester

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, cooperative housing

Students of College Housing


75% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


25%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Football
Lacrosse
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Football
Lacrosse
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, squash, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Alfred University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student senate, habitat for humanity, drawn to diversity, student activities board

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,600

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,707
Women
818
Men
889

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.2% Asian
  • 10.1% Black/African-American
  • 7.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 64.5% White
  • 12.1% Unknown

International Students


2.3% from 14 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


655

Student Resources

Study resources