Why Alfred University?

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  • AU ranked higher than Dartmouth and Yale in Brooking Institute's 2015 "Beyond College Rankings"
  • The 2016 US News & World Report ranks AU as #6 in the North as a "Great School at a Great Price"
  • One of the top 24 "Best Buys" according to the 2016 edition of The Fiske Guide
  • More than 98% of our students receive some form of financial assistance
  • More than $37 million in financial assistance awarded each year

Outstanding Faculty

  • Small classes (our student/teacher ratio is 15:1)
  • 165 faculty members teaching to an average class size of 18
  • More than 85% of our faculty hold the highest degree in their field

Unique Facilities

  • All our facilities are available to undergrads
  • One of the largest academic observatories on the East Coast
  • Sophisticated equipment for characterizing and analyzing materials
  • Unparalleled art-making facilities
  • A stone castle to house our Career Development Center

Beautiful Location

  • Nestled between the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and the Finger Lakes region in western NY
  • Classic college town
  • Safe campus
  • Close to Buffalo, Rochester & Toronto to the North; Syracuse & Corning to the East

Small University - Big Opportunity

  • More than 40 majors and courses of study in 5 colleges & schools
  • Honors program
  • Undergrad/graduate research
  • Study abroad
  • Service learning
  • Dozens of theatre, music & dance productions

Life outside of Class

  • More than 60 student clubs & organizations
  • Dozens of activities on campus each week
  • Student-run newspaper, radio station & more

See what Alfred University can inspire in you!