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About Alfred University

Alfred University is a private, nonprofit school located in the rural setting of Alfred, NY, less than an hour from Rochester.

Founded in 1836, Alfred University currently enrolls around 2,382 students a year, including 1,715 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Alfred University's endowment was valued at $129,318,223 in 2021.

2021 Admissions Facts About Alfred University

Acceptance rate: 42%

Average GPA: 3.1

Does not offer early decision.

Offers early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Alfred University is February 1

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What is Alfred University's acceptance rate?

It is moderately difficult to get into Alfred University. Around 42 percent of all applicants are admitted to Alfred University each year. Out of 4,272 applications received, 1,801 students received an admissions offer.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale.

Alfred University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Alfred University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 73 percent of students who start at Alfred University return for their second year of college. Out of the 535 students who started at Alfred University as first-time freshman, 231 graduate within four years.

Around 57 percent of students who started at Alfred University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 67 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $47,000 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $33,666 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Alfred University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Alfred University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

One Saxon Drive Alfred, NY 14802-1205

Campus Setting: Rural

Alfred University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Alfred University is Aug 1.

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Alfred University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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26 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Alfred University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Alfred University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Alfred University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1180


Math SAT Range

470 - 590


Reading SAT Range

470 - 590

Alfred University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Alfred University is like? There are approximately 2,382 students enrolled at Alfred University, including 1,715 undergraduate students and 667 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 76% percent are from NY and 24% percent of students are from other states.


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