About Us

Lighting the way for students since 1836

We've always been pioneers. Our unwavering commitment to independent thought, academic rigor, creativity, and community has made us an educational leader since 1836.

The Alfred University Magic


Receive Financial Aid

Nearly our entire student body receives some form of financial aid - mostly grants and scholarships.


Success Rate

Within one year of graduation, 98% of our students land jobs or are enrolled in graduate school.


Student/Faculty Ratio

Small class sizes mean individual attention - and more opportunities for growth.

Your Academic Journey Starts Here

What Makes Alfred Special

Our students are passionate, open-minded, and eager for the academic and personal transformations that only happen at AU.

About Alfred

AU at a Glance

Our 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students live, learn, and play on a 232-acre campus located in an idyllic yet bustling creative valley in western New York.

At a Glance

Awards & Accolades

"Best Value." "Top Rated Education." These accolades and more are commonly ascribed to Alfred University - see more, and discover why.

Awards & Accolades

Our History & Traditions

From our deep roots in social justice to the unmatched excitement of our annual Hot Dog Day (yes, Hot Dog Day!) celebration, find out what makes us uniquely AU.

History & Traditions

Mission, Stories & Location

Learn about our values, hear from our students, and discover how to find us.

Our Mission

Alfred University's Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Upcoming Events

Take in a play or concert, marvel at our frequent art exhibitions, or attend one of our many guest lectures.


Grab some late-night coffee, work out between classes, or lose yourself in contemporary art. Explore AU!