Why Alfred University


  • AU ranked higher than Dartmouth and Yale in Brookings Institute's 2015 "Beyond College Rankings"
  • The 2016 US News & World Report ranks AU as #6 in the North as a "Great School at a Great Price"
  • One of the top 24 "Best Buys" according to the 2016 edition of The Fiske Guide


  • More than 98% of our students receive some form of financial assistance
  • More than $37 million in financial assistance awarded each year


  • More than 40 majors
  • More than 93% of our faculty hold the highest degree in their field
  • Small classes (our student/faculty ratio is 12:1)
  • 165 faculty members teaching to an average class size of 18


  • All our facilities are available to undergrads
  • One of the largest academic observatories on the East Coast
  • Sophisticated equipment for characterizing and analyzing materials
  • Unparalleled art-making facilities
  • A stone castle to house our Career Development Center


  • Nestled between the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and the Finger Lakes region in western NY
  • Classic small college town
  • Safe campus
  • Close to Buffalo, Rochester & Toronto to the North; Syracuse & Corning to the East

Life outside of Class

  • More than 80 student clubs & organizations
  • 23 varsity athletic teams
  • Dozens of activities on campus each week
  • Student-run newspaper, radio station & more

Small University - Big Opportunity

  • 5 colleges & schools
  • Honors program
  • Undergrad/graduate research
  • Study abroad
  • Service learning
  • Dozens of theatre, music & dance productions

See what Alfred University can inspire in you!

Class Profile

First Year Class Statistics: 2016
Number of First Years: 417
Percentage of Men: 59%
Percentage of Women: 41%

The SAT mean of enrolling First Years is: 1035
The ACT mean of enrolling First Years is: 23

Geographic Distribution
New York State: 84.7%
Out of State: 15.3%

Transfer Statistics
Number of Transfers: 49

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