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Alfred University is a private institution that was founded in 1836. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,935, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 600 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Alfred University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 30. Its tuition and fees are $28,774 (2013-14).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
Alfred University aims to provide academically challenging programs in a student-centered environment in order to prepare well-educated, independent thinkers ready for lives of continuous intellectual and personal growth. We are committed to both teaching and research, and are devoted to the pursuit of technical expertise, artistic creativity and humanistic learning.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Alfred University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Alfred University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||70.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Alfred University is 13:1, and the school has 61.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Alfred University include: Visual and Performing Arts; Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||47%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Alfred University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,935, with a gender distribution of 48.6 percent male students and 51.4 percent female students. At this school, 76 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24 percent of students live off campus. Alfred University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Alfred University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Alfred University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Alfred University, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Alfred University.
|Students who have cars on campus||40%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Alfred University, 88.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $20,121.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$28,774 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$11,618 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data