Campus & Student Life at Alfred University

Home to about 1,593 undergraduates in 2020, Alfred is a small, private university located in Alfred, New York. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Alfred offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Alfred can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Alfred Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Alfred Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 13.0% of the student population at Alfred. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Alfred Disability Services.

Alfred for the Military

While not a "service academy", Alfred does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information, check out our Alfred for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Alfred University

Alfred offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Alfred University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Alfred University

Alfred has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,593 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,520 (95.4%). Part-time attendance was 73 (4.6%).


Alfred University is Ranked #447 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Alfred receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Alfred #447 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Alfred University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Alfred by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Alfred Diversity Guide.

Alfred University Competes in the NCAA

Alfred has a total of 587 student athletes, 379 men and 208 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$2,220,457
Total Expenses (all teams)$2,220,457

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Alfred University Athletics

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