#36 Best Private Colleges in New York

Alfred University

Alfred, New York

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Alfred University overview
Location Alfred, New York
Online alfred.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Alfred University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Alfred University, located in the village of Alfred in western New York, boasts a scenic campus known for its mix of classic and contemporary architecture. Founded in 1836, it is one of the oldest coeducational institutions in the United States. Alfred University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with a notable emphasis on ceramic art and engineering, in which it holds a distinguished reputation. The university's setting provides a rural atmosphere that fosters a concentrated academic environment. Alfred University maintains a selective admissions process, attracting a diverse student body. The institution also provides on-campus living options to accommodate its students. While Alfred University does not have a standout athletic profile, it competently offers a variety of sports and extracurricular activities under the team name Saxons.

In the most recent statistical year 7,091 prospective students applied, and 3,589 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 369 enrolled in the school.  1,484 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 329 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $36,444 plus fees of $1,200. Alfred University is ranked 326 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Alfred University is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Alfred University overview
SAT 1085/1290
ACT 25/30
GPA 3.4

Applications Accepted

Alfred University overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Alfred University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$1,200
Room and Board $13,560
Budget for Other Expenses$2,100
Total One Year Cost$54,604

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

60% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Alfred University students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 29%
Engineering 17%
Business 14%
Psychology 10%
English and Literature 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=188641 IPEDS survey data for Alfred University.

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