Alfred State College - [SUNY], New York, Alfred

    Alfred, New YorkLocation
    CollegeSchool type
    Estd 1948established year

    Alfred State College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Alfred State University is a public university situated in Alfred, New York.

    • It was founded in the year 1908.
    • It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education along with other profession accreditations as required by the respective courses.
    • It is a member of the Rochester Area Colleges consortium.
    • The student-faculty ratio is 18:1
    • It was a small institution that started out with only 3 buildings, but had to expand into a second campus called Wellsville campus.


    College Type Public
    Campus Setting Rural
    UG Application Portal The Common Application; Official Website
    Annual Endowment USD 5.1 million
    Student Retention Rate 88%
    Work-Study Program Yes
    Mode of Programs Full time; Part-time; Online
    Campus Housing Capacity 2,633
    Annual Cost of Attendance USD 28,039
    Admission Helpdesk 607-587-4215;


    • The University has two campuses: Main Alfred and Wellsville Campus.
    • Majors for School of Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology are found in Alfred Campus.
    • Schools of Applied Technology are found in Wellsville Campus except Motorcycle/ Power Sports and Motorsports Technology that are based in Alfred Campus.
    • The Alfred State University Campus includes various cultural diversity students such as Caucasian, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, etc.
    • Students can avail services of the Hinkle Memorial Library for their research or study, which is more than 50 years old now.
    • The campus also provides for Health and Wellness Services in case of any accident, illness, need of counselling, etc.
    • The campus also has a Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery which was founded in the year 2010 that exhibits student’s art works along with other established artists.
    • Sustainability remains one of the priorities for the University and has adopted academic and co-curricular programs for students as well as formed an approach to outline sustainability and a carbon neutrality plan called Pioneering Sustainability.


    • There are 9 housing options available to the students. They have certain rules regarding the different kinds of lifestyles of the students such as Baccalaureate Lifestyle, 24 and over lifestyle, 21 and over lifestyle, substance-free lifestyle, etc.
    • Townhouses: This consists of 25 apartments where each can accommodate 6 students. Each apartment consists of private bedrooms, a full kitchen, living room and bathrooms. Laundry facilities are available in the Commons Building. The residents may opt for the Townhouse Meal Plans.
    • Housing Rates range from 3940 USD to 5100 USD per semester.

    Other costs:

    Activities Fee $120 per semester
    Athletic Fee $262 per semester
    Transportation Fee $92 per semester
    Fitness Center Fee $37.50 per semester
    Vehicle Registration Fee $95 per year


    • The University offers 30 bachelor courses, 53 associate’s courses, 10 online courses, 2 certificate courses and 2 accelerated courses.
    • They offer an interesting course called Undeclared Major for students that are unsure of the career path they want to choose and offers subjects including math/science, literature, career exploration and various exploratory electives.
    • Popular majors include Nursing, Electrical Engineering Technician, and Business Support Services.

    Application Process

    • Application portal: SUNY Application
    • Requirements for application:
      • College Code: 91
      • Application code for your chosen majors which can be found in the details of each major.
    • Application Fee: Non-refundable $50
    • Application deadlines:
      • August Entry: May 15
      • January Entry: October 15
    • Student class profile:
      • TOEFL paper-based test: 500
      • TOEFL iBT: 61
      • IELTS: 5.0
      • Pearson: 46
    • Supporting docs:
      • Official Transcripts
      • Matriculation Certificate
      • Relevant test scores
      • Marksheets or Diplomas
      • International Student Financial Statement/ Form FSA-4
      • Application Fee
      • A copy of a valid passport and visa details
      • Official bank statement on bank letterhead
      • Personal Essay
      • Letter of reference in English
    • Graduation rate: 68.7%
    • Retention Rate: 88%
    • Acceptance rate: 63%

    Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance

    Degrees Tuition Costs * Mandatory Fees Books and Supplies 
    Associate $295 - $11,040 $497 - $1,782 $1,200
    Baccalaureate $353 - $16,980 $497 - $1,782 $1,200

    *depending upon the type of program you choose (part-time, online, full-time)

    Other Costs

    Orientation $150
    Student Health Fee $130.50 per semester
    Transportation Fee $92.50 per semester
    Graduation Fee $60 per degree

    Financial Aid for international students

    Alfred State University provides many student loans and various scholarships for international students to study in the US. among which, a few of them are listed down below:

    • Vocational Excellence Scholarship: This scholarship is offered to first-time freshman students for programs in School of Applied Technology at Wellsville Campus. It is applied to non-tuition expenses and multiple scholarships may be available. Students require at least an 83 at high school and should exhibit excellence academically, through education, internships, competitions, etc. The reward is for $2,000. Students are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA for the continuation of funding. Two letters of recommendation for qualified individuals is also required.
    • Culinary Academic Scholarship: A reward of $1,200 is offered to students who are enrolling in culinary arts. Students must have at least 80% and be in the top 50 of their class.
    • John Plail Work Ethic Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is offered to students enrolling in a business program. Students require an 80 or higher high school average. Letter of interest and a well-written document identifying the student's goal is required to be submitted by April 1st to the Admissions Office.
    • Eugene Jacobs Memorial Educational Foundation Endowed Scholarship: $1,000 offered to students enrolling in a baccalaureate degree program. Applicants must have 85% at least overall high school average through the junior year along with 3.0 cumulative GPA to be considered.
    • Miller/Neverett Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Offered to students who portray academic excellence and show potential for campus service as evidenced by previous involvement in organizations and activities.


    • Benefits of alumni:
      • BJ’s Membership
      • Insurance from Geico
      • Hotel Discount on
      • Moving and Storage Discount by Seneca Movers Company and Lake Country Moving & Storage.
      • Free Birthday gifts delivered by email
    • Notable alumni:
      • Robert Klein – Comedian, Screenwriter, nominated for Best Actor in Musical Tony Award
      • Peter Cuneo – Businessman, former President of Black & Decker Corporation, CEO of Remington Products and Marvel Comics
      • Marvil Bell – Poet, Teacher
      • Rodney O. Martin Jr – Businessperson, Chairman of AIG American General
      • David Chesnoff – Lawyer, Actor


    • Career Fairs are organized by the University
    • University also organizes many on-campus interviews.
    • JobLink is a platform that is curated by the university where students can connect with their faculty or alumni in order to get an internship or a job placement.
    • 99% of the graduating students have jobs or are continuing their education.
    • 78% of percent of the graduates were employed after graduation.
    • 93 percent of the employed students were employed in jobs related to their field of study at the University.
    • Students were employed in various companies such as Synergy Genetics LLC, LaBella Associates, Frank Lombardi, ABC Supplies Co., etc.
    • The students of the university start with a salary of $32,900 on average.

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    $21,0051st YEAR

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    7.5 / 10

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    Alfred State College Overview

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    $21,005 / Year

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $21,005 / Year

    College Rating

    Based on 9 Students Rating

    8.3 out of 10
    8.3/10Social Life


    7.8 /10

    I wanted to study abroad to get better opportunities for my career and for that matter, I applied to 3 universities and from them I liked this one most as they are known for being strong, resilient, and for overcoming obstacles. My GPA was 8.2. I had to submit an online form. I was keen to get admitted here. The application fee that I had to pay was $35.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program is designed to develop physical concepts in the classroom in a highly interactive laboratory. This is the physics sequence program, which is appropriate for both Liberal Arts and technical students. In this four-year program, we learn how to explain natural phenomena both qualitatively and quantitatively.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    I got to know about this university through a career counselor that I went to for guidance for my undergraduate college. He suggested me to apply to around 4 universities and after I researched about them, I was mostly impressed by this university the most beacuse of the facilities they provided us. My GPA was 9. I was required to submit an online application form costing around $30.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course is an introduction to the science of geology. In particular, the main types of rocks are analyzed with an emphasis on genetic processes and in relationship to plate tectonics theory. This basic knowledge will provide a background to understand and study the main geological risks, such as volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, and landslides.

    7 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    7.5 /10

    My career counselor suggested me this university on the basis of my interest and previous academics. I explored the university online and after reading about the diverse culture and all, I applied to the university online and paid an application fee of $50 for it.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program focuses on to demonstrate knowledge of the evolution of architectural ideas (and associated principles, strategies and devices) throughout history and of how these were marshaled by architects in the service of certain intended purposes, as well as the ability to apply such ideas in the student's own designs.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    8.0 /10

    I got to know about this university through my cousin who is studying here at this university. After talking to her, I got to know about the benefits of being a student here along with the amazing faculty department and I was certain that I wanted to study here. So, after the completion of my bachelor's with an 8.1 GPA, I directly applied to this university. My cousin helped me through the admission process. I had paid an application fee of $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    Here, we are taught to demonstrate technical competence in domestic and global environments within the principal functional areas of business and analyze business problems and devise solutions using critical thinking, decision-making processes, and decision-support tools. Also, formulate a strategic plan using effective teamwork while integrating the major functional areas of business and innovation.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    9.2 /10

    After completion of my class 12 ISC exam, I wanted to pursue BSC. Since my school days, I was engrossed in programming, so I took this decision. I went online and filed the application form by paying $35. I am pursuing the 4-year course Bsc now.

    Course Curriculum :

    The BSC program had in-depth studies in core programming. The program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to secure employment as technicians or technologists who are capable of installing, designing, supporting, and maintaining computer systems and networks, it also prepares us for professional certifications.

    10 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    10 Upper College Dr, Alfred, NY 14802, USA

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    Taco Bell0.10 km
    10 Elm0.12 km
    Collegiate0.35 km
    The Rosebush0.37 km
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    Syracuse Hancock International Airport167.36 km
    Stewart International Airport316.68 km
    Schenectady County Airport323.52 km
    Albany International Airport331.55 km
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    Book Store

    Alfred University Book Store0.56 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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