Alfred University

Alfred, New York
4-year Private university


Alfred University is a private institution established in 1836 with rural setting located at Alfred NY. It is ranked 69 in Regional Universities North in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#69 Regional Universities North
Location Alfred, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1836
Selectivity Low
Size Small
1,347 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Visual and Performing Arts
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $33,484
Outstate Tuition Fee $33,484
Room and Board Fees $14,240
$33,732 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


51% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.3 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Sufficient scores in SAT or ACT

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$38,342 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$30,584 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $54,604
79% Students with need received Financial Aid
35.1% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application March 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, New York State Tuition Assistance Program

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth $9,000-$15,000
Eligibility incoming
Minimum Criteria minimum recalculated high school GPA of 3.7; Standardized test score requirements must be met
Requirement for maintenance minimum 3.7 GPA and continuous full-time enrollment are maintained
Separate application needed --
Application deadline March 1
Dean's Scholarship
Total Worth $13,000
Eligibility freshmen
Minimum Criteria 87 or better average, and an SAT > 1100 or ACT > 24
Requirement for maintenance full-time enrollment and a 3.2 cumulative grade point average
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Jonathan Allen Scholarship
Total Worth $11,000
Eligibility freshmen
Minimum Criteria 84 or better average and an SAT > 1000 or ACT > 21
Requirement for maintenance full-time enrollment and a 2.9 cumulative grade point average
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Art Portfolio Scholarship
Total Worth $11,500
Details Entering full-time freshmen students in the School of Art & Design.Renewal requires full-time enrollment and a 2.75 cumulative grade point average after the freshman year and a 3.0 for subsequent years.
Trustee Grant
Total Worth $18,000
Details Full-time matriculated undergraduate students entering the Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering programs. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.


1,347 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
68% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
44% Students graduate within 6 years