School Counselors

Keep up-to-date on all Alfred University has to offer your students.

Alfred University (AU) is a private, nonsectarian university of about 1,700 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. Alfred is home to the Inamori School of Engineering, School of Art and Design, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and College of Business. AU is located between the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and the picturesque Finger Lakes in Western New York State.

Early Action: November 1

Regular Decision: February 1 Preferred

AU accepts students on a rolling basis starting in late November.

Alfred University will be test optional through spring of 2024. High school students applying for Fall 2021, Spring and Fall 2022, Spring and Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 may apply without submitting SAT or ACT scores.

Alfred University will accept: AP/IB/and a variety of college credit courses. Please speak with a counselor for more information.

We accept the Alfred University Application, the Coalition for College Application or the Common Application.

AU's codes for score reporting:

  • Our SAT code is 2005
  • Our ACT code is 2666

AU's Financial Aid:

  • Our FAFSA code is 002668

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One current student from EVERY high school in New York State (regardless if NYS resident or not) will be eligible for a scholarship to Alfred University. A guidance/college counselor, principal or nominating committee will submit the name of a current student to Alfred University.

The selected recipient will receive $30,000 per year if enrolling in our Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, Performing Arts, Mechanical, or Renewable Energy Engineering programs or $18,000 per year if enrolling in our School of Art and Design, Biomaterials Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Glass Engineering Science or Materials Science and Engineering programs. *The Alfred University Scholar Award overrides all other scholarships, however the recipient would still be eligible for need based financial aid if they qualify.

Scholarship Qualifications:

  • Student nominees must be taking a course of study that is college preparatory in scope
  • Student must have achieved an overall 3.0 GPA by the end of their junior year
  • Student must complete and submit their Alfred University application by December 1, 2021 (we will notify student of their nomination)

Alfred University has always been considered “Outside of Ordinary.” Not only were we one of the first higher education institutions in the US to admit women to programs whereby they could take courses alongside men, we were the first to admit Native Americans and African Americans.

Who in your student body has been “Outside of Ordinary?” Who has lent a helping hand to those that need it most; had to work in order to help support their family; made a difficult decision to give up something so they could complete their coursework or add something to their resume; been the star athlete and part of theatre and/or chorus; demonstrated who they are as an individual and how they can bring that same inspiration to the Alfred University community?

The Spring 2021 deadline has passed. Please contact the Admissions Office with specific questions.

We offer several opportunities for students to visit campus both in-person and virtually.

We have developed special information packets for school counselors and encourage you to email admissions to request one. Be sure to include 'Counselor Packet Request' in the subject line.

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