Awards & Accolades

What the Experts Say

Go beyond the glossy brochures and read what the outside experts say. You’ll find that the experts agree: Alfred University is a great place for you!


Best College Reviews ranked Alfred University in "The Top 50 Best Small Colleges 2017-2018"


AU scored on par with Princeton and better than Yale and Dartmouth in the Brookings Institution’s “value added” assessment of about 4,000 schools nationwide. It also was the best-rated school in Western New York.


Alfred University's master of fine arts degree program in ceramic art once again heads the national rankings list of similar curriculums, according to US News & World Reports 2018 College Guide. Also on the report, AU made lists for "Top Regional Universities in the North," "Top Business Programs," and "Best Value Schools." 


AU is ranked as the #6 "Great School at a Great Price" in the Northern U.S. among comparable (masters degree granting) institutions, according to US News & World Report's annual college guide.


Forbes and the Princeton Review include Alfred University in their listings of the top schools in the country.


Alfred is ranked in the top by Niche 2018 Best Colleges in categories such as "Best Small Colleges in America," "Top Private Universities in America," and "Best Colleges in America."


Value Colleges rated Alfred University #16 in the "Top 50 Best Pre-College Summer Program" for 2018, based on the quality, affordability, and potential our summer programs provide to young people.