Alfred University

Alfred University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Alfred University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Alfred University was awarded 68 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is student counseling.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Alfred as #572 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Alfred held the #704 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Alfred is also ranked #61 out of 160 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Alfred?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Alfred University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 63%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 90% 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 490 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alfred University  ( 490 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Alfred University  ( 500 to 600 )
Alfred received ACT scores from 29% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Alfred University  ( 21 to 26 )

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Alfred University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Alfred, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Alfred University is 80%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  80 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alfred University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 73% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Alfred University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Alfred for first-time, full-time students is 44%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  44 out of 100

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Alfred University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,715 undergraduates at Alfred with 1,647 being full-time and 68 being part-time.

How Much Does Alfred University Cost?

The overall average net price of Alfred is $20,420. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Alfred

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,922 $16,308 $21,343 $23,804 $26,875

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Alfred, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Alfred, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $8,330 a year. That adds up to $33,320 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alfred is 5.8%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Alfred Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Alfred make about $41,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Alfred University make the most money.

Location of Alfred University

Located in Alfred, New York, Alfred University is a private not-for-profit institution. Alfred is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Contact details for Alfred are given below.

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

Alfred University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 41 majors graduated from Alfred University. Of these students, 323 received undergraduate degrees and 275 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Fine & Studio Arts 63 $17,100
Mechanical Engineering 53 $58,000
Business Administration & Management 25 $30,000
General Psychology 21 $21,400
Ceramic Engineering 21 NA
General Biology 17 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 NA
Other Engineering 10 NA
Allied Health Professions 9 NA
Materials Engineering 9 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Alfred University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Alfred

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 94 students took at least one online class at Alfred University. This is an increase from the 71 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 94 8
2017-2018 71 0
2016-2017 54 0
2015-2016 100 0
2013-2014 121 12

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Notes and References


*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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