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!


In its 2019 College Guide and Rankings report, Washington Monthly ranks Alfred University among top colleges and universities, earning national recognition.


AU scored on par with or better than NYU, SUNY ESF, NC State, Buffalo State, Auburn, Loyola, and Saint John Fisher in the Brookings Institution’s "value added" assessment of about 4,000 schools nationwide.


Alfred University's Master of Fine Arts degree programs in ceramic art (#1) and glass (#3) once again top the national rankings list of similar curriculums, according to US News & World Report. Overall, AU was ranked #9 in the fine arts. Also on the report, AU made lists for "Top Regional Universities in the North," "Top Performers on Social Mobility" and "Best Value Schools."


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 2020 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, among the likes of Yale, UCLA, Georgetown, and Virginia Tech, based on the quality, affordability, and potential our summer programs provide to young people.