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

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What Makes Alfred Special

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

The Alfred Advantage
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AU at a Glance

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

At a Glance
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Awards & Accolades

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

Awards & Accolades
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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

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Our Mission

Learn about Alfred University's Mission, Vision and Values.

Jobs at Alfred

More than just a job. Become a valued member of a living-learning community.

Campus Map

Learn how to navigate your way around our beautiful valley campus.

Social Media Directory

Stay in the know. Follow AU academics, organizations and Saxon athletics today!

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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!