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Alfred University Overview

Alfred University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Alfred, New York. The surrounding location of Alfred is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Alfred University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$31,910 Avg Cost After Aid
67% Acceptance Rate
  • Alfred has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.
  • Students at Alfred have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at Alfred is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 78% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Alfred with a bachelor's degree make about $51,312 a year. That's 26% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Where Is Alfred University?


Contact details for Alfred are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802-1205
Phone: 607-871-2111

How Do I Get Into Alfred?

You can apply to Alfred online at:

Admission Requirements for Alfred

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Alfred?

67% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
27% Submit SAT Scores
Alfred has an acceptance rate of 67%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 63%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.

Average Test Scores

About 27% of students accepted to Alfred submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alfred University  ( 540 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Alfred University  ( 530 to 670 )
Alfred received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 29. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Alfred University  ( 23 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for Alfred University  ( 20 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Alfred University  ( 21 to 29 )

Can I Afford Alfred University?

$31,910 Net Price
76% Take Out Loans
3.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Alfred is $31,910. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Alfred, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $7,233 a year. That adds up to $28,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alfred is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Alfred University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,425 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,485 undergraduate students at Alfred, with 1,425 being full-time and 60 being part-time.


There are also 497 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,425 full-time undergraduates at Alfred, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Alfred University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 25
Black or African American 166
Hispanic or Latino 130
White 891
International Students 87
Other Races/Ethnicities 126

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Alfred University. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 21 countries are represented at Alfred. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Canada.

Online Learning at Alfred University

56 Took All Classes Online
1,095 Took At Least One Class Online
443.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,095 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Alfred has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Alfred

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Alfred University was 443.8%. This is the #173 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Alfred regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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