We’re a place that values authenticity, where lasting friendships are born and where all different kinds of students share a spirit of kinship. We incubate ingenuity, creativity and potential in talented, curious and diverse students; sending graduates into the world who are prepared to put their talents to work. For nearly 200 years, our valley campus has been changing lives by encouraging students to step inside their uncomfort zone. Mix and match courses in the sciences and engineering, in the arts, in psychology, performing arts and business to tailor your education to your aspirations and develop the skills you need to succeed. Here, innovation and technology meet wilderness trails and Baja buggy challenges. See for yourself the magic in our valley. Alfred University. Outside of Ordinary.


At Alfred University, you'll be part of a "maker culture" - a university alive with ideas that become inventions, award-winning art and performances, scientific breakthroughs and humanitarian initiatives. our students are creative, talented, quirky, authentic and involved. If that sounds like you, you're in the right place.

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Opportunity Programs

Our Arthur O. Eve (A.O.E.) Opportunity Programs (HEOP/EOP) recruit, enroll and provide undergraduate academic and financial support to...

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The Alfred Advantage

At Alfred University, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means...


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Application Deadlines

Take note of our application deadlines and make sure you have plenty of time to submit your entire application. We look forward to getting to know you and what makes you stand out from the crowd.

First Year

Fall Early Action

November 1

Fall Regular Decision

February 1 Preferred

Spring Regular Decision

December 1


Fall Semester

July 1

Spring Semester

December 1


Fall Semester

PsyD & MFA
January 15

All other programs
February 1 (preferred)
August 1 (final)

Spring Semester

MBA & Engineering Only
October 1 (preferred)
December 1 (final)


Fall Semester

June 15

Spring Semester

November 15