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Alfred University

Alfred University

+1 607-871-2115

1 Saxon Dr Alfred, NY USA 14802

Alfred University is a private university located in Alfred, New York. It was founded in 1836 and runs on a semester-based academic calendar.

1,594 undergraduate and 150 graduate students are enrolled. University applications are test-optional but require one letter of recommendation. The application fee is $50.

The average high school GPA of admits is 3.1, while submitted test scores average 24 for the ACT, and 1100 for the SAT.

Of the student body, 50% are minorities, 51% are women, and 3.5% are international, hailing from 21 countries and 20 states.

The acceptance rate is 64.1%, while the graduation rate is 59.6%. 73% of first-year students enrolled for a second year.

The university offers over 60 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate programs. Its student/faculty ratio is 13:1.

Courses offered range in a variety of topics including liberal arts, sciences, engineering, and more.

Tuition is $34,960. All students who are accepted receive at least 50% off tuition through awarded scholarships and grants. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the program, accomplishments of the student, and their academic background.

Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational university in the United States. It was one of the earliest schools to offer admission to both Native American and African American students.

More than 80 student-led groups are offered to students, with the possibility for students to start one of their own if they can’t find one which matches their interests.

Located in Rural New York, the city of Alfred offers a peaceful ambiance where students can relax and focus on their studies. Not far from the Appalachian Mountains and Finger Lakes, many outdoor activities are available for students as well.

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