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Alfred University

Alfred, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate51%

Alfred University Admissions

Alfred University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 51% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 7,091 applications received in 2023, 3,589 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Alfred University, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the application fee is $50.

Alfred University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Alfred University's admissions stats.

Alfred University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Alfred University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Alfred University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1
Regular Decision Yes 2 1

Applying Early to Alfred University?

Alfred University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1.

Alfred University accepts about 98% of early action applicants and 51% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Alfred University admitted 75 of the 767 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to boost their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Alfred University Admissions

How To Get Into Alfred University

Alfred University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Alfred University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Alfred University accepted 51% of all applicants, about 3,589 from the 7,091 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Alfred University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to statutory engineering programs (biomaterials, ceramics, glass science), School of Art and Design is program very difficult.

Transferring to Alfred University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Alfred University

Alfred University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Alfred University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Alfred University

Wondering what factors are considered by Alfred University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Academic GPA Important
Class Rank Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Alfred University for more information on admission factors.

Alfred University Application Requirements

To apply to Alfred University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Alfred University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements portfolio for applicants to the School of Art and Design
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Alfred University?

Students admitted to Alfred University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 2% submitted a class rank.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Alfred University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Alfred University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Alfred University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Alfred University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Alfred University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Alfred University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Alfred University.

Does Alfred University accept transfer credits?

✅ Alfred University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Alfred University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Alfred University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Alfred University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Alfred University?

✅ Alfred University is not test optional.

What is Alfred University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Alfred University is 51%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Alfred University?

❌ Alfred University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Alfred University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Alfred University was 98% in 2021.

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Alfred University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Alfred University? Alfred University is a somewhat selective institution. The Alfred University acceptance rate is 51%. This means that the institution accepts 50 out of every 100 applicants.


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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Alfred University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Alfred University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Alfred University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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