Established in 1836, Alfred University is a private university located in Alfred, New York which offers an array of undergraduate and graduate courses for international students coming from across the world. Embracing the spirit of its motto “Let there be light”, the institute is a renowned name in the US Education System which has been offering some of the unparalleled programs like MBA and Engineering to its applicants.
Admissions at Alfred University are provided on rolling basis primarily for the seasonal intakes of Fall and Spring. The institute has a moderately selective approach towards admission with an acceptance rate of around 63%.
The organization is one of the sought-after institutes to study in the USA with an ensured graduate employment rate of 98% within 6 months of completing their degrees. The university also takes pride in the fact that it offers nearly 25 million USD as grants and studentships and almost 100% of its students receive some form of financial support from the institute.
|University Type||Private University|
|Number of Programs||47 majors and 65 minors|
|Faculty to Student Ratio||1:13|
|Season of Intake||Fall and Spring|
|Percentage of International Students||25%|
|Acceptance Rate||Nearly 63%|
|Test Scores Accepted||ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS|
|Financial Aid||Available as Scholarships, Grants and Awards|
Whether a person wishes to be an artist or engineer, an accountant or CEO, the university offers a plethora of courses for incoming international students at the ranging levels of undergraduate and graduate. The available options include nearly 47 majors and over 65 minors to choose from.
The available courses are taught across its 4 schools and colleges namely, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Studies, the Inamori School of Engineering and the Graduate School with the School of Business being a composite part of College of Professional Studies.
Some of the popular courses offered by the institute which makes to the popular choice list of students are as mentioned below.
Located in the historic downtown of Alfred, New York, the campus of Alfred University is a comprehensive mix of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern. The sprawling campus of Alfred University is situated on the edge of a scenic hill with more than 200 acres plus another 400 acres nearby.
The institute offers a diverse variety of more than 80 clubs and organizations for its students to choose from. In fact, the very environment at the university sings music, theatre, games, guest speakers and sports. And all of this is just for one week, there is much more to look forward to in a complete academic year.
For the students interested in robotics or dancing, mind-bending artistic endeavours or food lovers who live for different delicacies, the institute has it all available at a walkable distance and ensures that its students never run out of options.
Alfred University offers its students with a variety of housing options which includes First Year, Mixed Class and Upper Class alternatives for first year students; first year, sophomore, junior & seniors and sophomores, juniors and seniors, respectively.
The students applying for residency get to choose from 4 traditional corridor-style halls which are co-ed by floor (a floor of men and a floor of women) and have open visitation. Then there are 4 traditional corridor-style halls co-ed by the door (with gender-specific bathrooms on each floor).
The university also has a separate housing facility for its graduates available at 53 West University and 15 Terrace Street within a few minutes distance from the campus. The on campus housing rates are usually around 6,498 USD per year.
The university also offers off-campus accommodation alternative for individuals who maintain a good academic record and want to be released from the on-campus housing plan or students looking to have their private space.
The following listings can also be consulted when looking for off-campus residence:
Alfredny.biz local rental listings, Hunt Real Estate, Brown Property Development, Trulia and Zillow, among others.
The rates for finding accommodation off campus are nearly 12,924 USD per year.
International Application Deadlines: Fall- June 15; Spring- November 15
Application Fee: 50 USD
If you are a prospective student of the university, below mentioned requirements are some of the mandatory specifications you must fulfill to successfully enroll with the institute.
Specific requirements: Academic records/transcripts to be mailed in a sealed and signed envelope or sent digitally, essay or personal statement, letter of recommendation (at least 1), Art Portfolio for the aspirants of School of Art and Design and other program-specific requirements might apply.
Additional requirements: Copy of the Biographic Page of the Passport, Bank Statement, ID Proof, Financial Documentation to support I-134 and Alfred University Supplemental Form, Valid student Visa.
Standardized Test Scores:
The university highly encourages its freshman students to plan their stay in a foreign land beforehand to avoid any last minute complications which includes planning beforehand all the basic expenses like accommodation, travel, etc. To aid this process, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US by enrolling at the institute is as follows:
Fee for various programs available at the institute varies as per type, level and season of intake of the corresponding course. Some of the programs with their individual fee are as mentioned below.
|Course||Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business (USD)||Engineering- Mechanical, Renewable Energy, Undecided(USD)||Art & Design, Engineering - Biomaterials, Ceramic, Glass, Materials Science(USD)|
List of other expenses excluding tuition amount has been tabulated as follows:
|Type of Expenditure||Cost (in USD)|
|Room & Boarding||6,498 to 12,924|
|Books and Supplies||1,300|
|Transportation and personal expenses||2,100|
The university provides financial aid in various forms like grants, awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. The awards usually range between 8,000 to 18,000 USD per annum and are offered on the basis of various factors like financial need and merit.
Here are a few scholarships that can be availed by the first year international aspirants of the institute:
Apart from these the students at Alfred University also have a chance at assisting their tuition through outside scholarships which include-Jonathan Allen Scholarship, King Alfred Scholarship (first-year students only), Saxon Award (first-year students only), 1836 Scholarship and many more. The amount awarded by each of these scholarships varies year to year along with their deadlines.
The very well renowned among the students at the college is the Alfred University Alumni Association that was established years ago and aims at encouraging fellowship among the graduates of the college, be it the former students or the faculty, promote goodwill in the community, and help them create a dynamic alumni program that will stimulate interest, build loyalty, increase involvement and generate support for the university.
Few notable alumni of Alfred University include-
Note that any graduate can simply join the association by calling the college or emailing them. Once you’re a part of the association, one is enabled to serve and volunteer in the community, support the institute through fundraising events, and reconnect with old classmates and maybe build a business client.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$21,005 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Alfred University Enrollment||2756|
|Average Graduation Rate||53.3%|
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
|Undergraduate Programs||$21,005 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$21,005 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,300 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$12,272 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,000 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$12,272 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$6,320 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$4,800 / Year|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Psychology Programs||American Psychological Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#580 [Out of 650]
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary