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Alfred University

Alfred, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate51%

About Alfred University

Alfred University is a hidden gem tucked away in the scenic Allegheny Plateau of Western New York. Known for its renowned programs in engineering, art, and ceramics, Alfred University fosters a close-knit, supportive community where innovation and creativity thrive. Students here are bright, diverse, and passionate, always eager to push boundaries. The campus brims with activities, clubs, and athletics, keeping the spirit high! Its unique blend of liberal arts and professional programs ensures well-rounded graduates. Alfred University isn't just about getting an education, it's about exploring your potential and finding your place in the world.

Did You Know?

Alfred University is home to the New York State College of Ceramics? This internationally recognized school, established in 1900, was the first of its kind in the United States. It offers programs in ceramic art and ceramic engineering, making Alfred University a unique destination for students interested in these fields. The college's facilities include glassblowing studios, kilns, and even a foundry, providing students with hands-on experience and the opportunity to fully explore their creativity in ceramics and glass.

Alfred University is a private, nonprofit university in the rural area of Alfred, New York. Alfred University was founded in 1836. The university enrolls around 1,813 students per year, including 1,347 undergrads.

Alfred University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Alfred University. Around 51% of applicants get into Alfred University each year. In 2022, 7,091 students applied to Alfred University and 3,589 were admitted.

Alfred University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 51%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 98%
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 98%

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Alfred University is located in Alfred, New York, near Rochester.

If you want to see Alfred University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take I-86 (Route 17) to Alfred, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Greater Rochester International.

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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

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Alfred University is Feb 1.

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

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Alfred University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Wondering what life at Alfred University is like? There are approximately 1,813 students enrolled at Alfred University, including 1,347 undergraduate students and 466 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from NY and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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