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Alfred University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Alfred University Ranked?

2023 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 80 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Alfred as #1,212 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list.

Alfred also holds the #94 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Alfred?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Alfred University is a competitive 64%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 89% 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 480 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alfred University  ( 480 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Alfred University  ( 490 to 600 )
Alfred received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Alfred University  ( 21 to 27 )

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Alfred University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Alfred it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 81%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  81 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alfred University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Alfred University is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 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 1,593 undergraduates at Alfred with 1,520 being full-time and 73 being part-time.

How Much Does Alfred University Cost?

The overall average net price of Alfred is $22,685. 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 +
$15,113 $19,639 $24,305 $27,456 $31,821

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 81% of students took out student loans averaging $7,314 a year. That adds up to $29,256 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alfred is 5.1%. 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 $49,126 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Alfred students since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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, 334 received undergraduate degrees and 139 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 64 $22,647
Mechanical Engineering 35 $59,346
General Psychology 31 $29,901
Business Administration & Management 30 $28,574
Other Engineering 21 $50,306
Teacher Education Grade Specific 20 $41,056
Marketing 18 $36,794
General Biology 14 $19,622
Biomedical Engineering 12 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 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 2019-2020, 1,522 students took at least one online class at Alfred University. This is an increase from the 94 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,522 94
2018-2019 94 8
2017-2018 71 0
2016-2017 54 0
2015-2016 100 0

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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.