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Alfred University



Alfred University
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802


Alfred University is a small liberal arts university located in Alfred, New York in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains about an hour west of Corning and an hour and a half from Rochester. AU is one of the oldest coeducational schools in the country.

Alfred University is private and non-sectarian, with state-sponsored programs in engineering and art and design. The university offers undergraduate majors in business and liberal arts and sciences, in addition to engineering and art and design. Comprehensive research is considered a hallmark of an undergraduate degree. Featuring a top-ranked ceramic engineering program Alfred University also has graduate school programs in business, education, engineering, fine arts, school counseling, and school psychology.

This Western New York school has about a dozen accreditations, including those from the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the American Chemical Society, and the American Psychological Association. Ninety percent of the faculty have doctorates or terminal degrees in their disciplines.

Quick Facts

  • Alfred University, founded in 1836, is one of the first coeducational institutions in the U.S.

  • There are approximately 2,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students at this New York school.

  • The Alfred University campus rests on 232 acres and has more than 50 academic and residential buildings.

  • Most high school graduates admitted to Alfred have an A or B average, and the middle 50% have SAT scores between 1080 and 1280.

  • AU offers more than 60 majors and concentrations, with an average class size of about 18 students.


  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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