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Alfred University ranked among top colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recently released its annual rankings of colleges and universities and Alfred University is among the institutions of higher education earning national and regional recognition.


ALFRED, NY – U.S. News & World Report recently released its annual rankings of colleges and universities and Alfred University is among the institutions of higher education earning national and regional recognition.

In its 2022 Best Colleges Rankings, released today (Monday, Sept. 13), U.S. News & World Report listed Alfred University in the regional rankings. Among regional colleges and universities in the North, Alfred ranked 44th overall and was ninth in the Best Values School listing. These ranking represent an improvement over the 2021 listings, when Alfred University ranked 45th in the regional rankings and 13th in the Best Values School category. Alfred ranks 50th in the North in the Top Performers in Social Mobility category.

Best Value School rankings take into account academic quality and the net cost of attendance for students who receive the average level of need-based financial aid. Top Performers in Social Mobility rankings cite a school’s record for enrolling and graduating large proportions of economically disadvantaged students awarded Pell Grants.

U.S. News and World Reports issued its 2022 “Best Graduate School Rankings” rankings in March, and programs in Alfred University’s School of Art and Design earned high marks. Alfred’s Master of Fine Arts degree program ranked 10th in the country, with the M.F.A. program in ceramic arts ranking number one.

The 2022 U.S. News & World Report accolades follow Alfred University being honored by Washington Monthly and the Princeton Review.

In its 2021 College Guide and Rankings, Washington Monthly ranked Alfred University 102nd (among 6060 schools ranked) on the list of Top Master’s Universities. In addition, Alfred was one of just 204 colleges and universities in the country named to Washington Monthly’s 2021 Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll. The list recognizes institutions for promoting student voting and civic engagement.

Alfred University was listed in Princeton Review’s 2022 Best 387 Colleges rankings. The publication said it selects honored institutions based on “our high opinion of their academics.” Other factors it takes into account include admissions, tuition and financial aid, student body, campus life, and job placement/careers. Alfred has been listed in Princeton Review’s Best Colleges rankings for 30 straight years.