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Alfred University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Komal Yadav

Alfred University has 40 majors and over 50 minors in the field of Accounting, Ceramic Art, Art History, Anthropology, Chemistry, Film Studies and Data.

Alfred University is a moderately selective university with an acceptance rate of 62.7%. During Fall 2018, the university received 4296 applications out of which 2693 were offered admission.

  • Applications are done via the Common App or Alfred University Application portal.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required, but SAT or ACT scores might suffice for undergraduate admissions.
  • Generally, admitted undergraduate students have an A, B+ or B high school average and the middle 50% have SAT scores between 910 and 1140.
  • Admitted graduate students should have a 3.0 GPA or better.


Application PortalCommon Application Alfred University Application
Application FeesUG: 50 USD
PG: 60 USD
Acceptance Rate62.8%
Test scoresUG - ACT/SAT
Mode of PaymentOnline Payment Check or money order
Undergraduate students1600
Graduate students150
Intake seasonsFall/Spring

Alfred University Admission Deadlines

Deadlines for admission are given below -

Course NameDeadlines
UndergraduateFall Regular Decision: Rolling
Fall Early Decision: December 1
Spring Regular Decision: December 1
PostgraduateVaries from program to program

Alfred University International Admissions

Alfred University has International students from around 16 countries. To take admission in the university, they have to fulfill the following requirements -

Academic requirements - Academic records (translated in English),

Alfred University requires evaluation of records through either the World Evaluation Services organization (WES) or the Education Evaluators International (EEI).

Departmental requirements - School of Art and Design require a portfolio to be submitted.

Supporting documents - Evidence of Financial Support,

English Language Requirements - Undergraduate applicants have the option to submit their SAT or ACT scores instead but the University might request TOEFL or IELTS scores if these are inconclusive.

Associate and Bachelor Degrees
IELTS6.0 Overall
Master and Doctoral Degrees

iBT: 90 (80 for MFA)
pBT: 590 (550 for MFA)

IELTS6.5 (6 for MFA)

Visa requirements for International Students -

After the student is selected for admission, the university will email the Certificate of Eligibility for a Student Visa (Form I-20 A/B). Once received, all the details should be checked carefully.

  • Completed non-immigration visa application form (DS-156) with passport size photo.
  • A valid passport.
  • Receipt of visa application fee.
  • Evidence of SEVIS fee payment (I-901 receipt)

Alfred University Undergraduate Admissions

Alfred University offers 40 majors and 50 minors programs in a wide range of areas such as Environmental Science, Film Studies, Philosophy, Planetary Science, Public Law, and Accounting. To apply for admissions, the student has to fulfill the following requirements -

Academic requirements - Official high school transcripts, Essay or personal statement, Letters of recommendation, Official scores of either SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS examination.

Transcripts should be translated to English and evaluated by the WES or the EEI.


Alfred University Postgraduate Admissions 

Alfred University offers a diverse selection of graduate programs to students. The programs available are Biomaterials Engineering Science, Ceramic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Glass Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Business Administration and Education.

The general requirements for every graduate program are -

Academic requirements - Academic transcripts, GPA of 3.0/4.0 is recommended, Resume, Letter of Recommendation, Statement of Intent

Requirements of some popular graduate programs are given below -

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MS in Materials Science and Engineeringconnect.alfred.eduFall - December 1 Spring - October 160 USDApplicants to the MS program in Materials Science and Engineering should have a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or the physical sciences.TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 6.5
Electrical Engineering (MS)connect.alfred.eduFall - December 1 Spring - October 160 USDApplicants to the MS program in Electrical Engineering should have a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a closely related field.TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 6.5
Mechanical Engineering (MS)connect.alfred.eduFall - December 1 Spring - October 160 USDApplicants to the MS program should have a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 6.5
Electronic Integrated Arts (MFA)connect.alfred.eduJanuary 1560 USDApplicants for admission should hold the baccalaureate degree with the equivalent of sixty credit hours in studio courses. A portfolio of completed works could be considered the equivalent of some studio courses.TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 6.5

The University admissions are selective and the admitted undergraduate students have an A, B+ or B average in high school. The admitted graduate students have a GPA of 3.0 or better. The university also non-academic factors while reviewing application such as extra-curricular activities, special talent and community involvement.

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