Alfred University

Alfred University is a friendly, vibrant living/learning community. Founded in 1836, AU offers 40 undergraduate majors and a host of clubs, organizations and recreational opportunities.

About

History

Alfred University was founded in 1836 by liberal, independent thinkers who placed high value on education for all citizens. Today, the University has retained and built upon the strong values of its founders, developing as an institution of national and international renown that is responsive to the needs of contemporary society while remaining consistent with the spirit of its origins.

Education

Alfred University endorses the American Association of Colleges and Universities initiative, “Liberal Education & America’s Promise”.Our university general education goals are built on this framework. Graduates of Alfred University will:

  • acquire knowledge about human cultures, the arts and humanities, and the physical and natural worlds
  • frame important questions and evaluate relevant information
  • communicate proficiently in writing, orally and using interpretive and expressive forms
  • contribute effectively on diverse teams

Research

Undergraduate research is the hallmark of an Alfred University degree. AU's research programs and "Centers for Excellence" complement academic programs.

Services

Housing services

Alfred University is dedicated to providing all students with full access to its facilities, student programs, activities, and services, as well as providing academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Services are intended to maximize independence and encourage the integration of students with disabilities into all areas of college life.

Library services

Whether you're looking for the latest research materials on-line, or a good book to read, the AU libraries are ready to meet your needs. The libraries open their doors both physically and virtually to students and faculty. State-of-the-art technology connects students to library holdings, selected course reserves and other instructional materials anytime, anywhere via the world wide web.

ICT services

100% network-wired, with wireless zones in selected locations. The ratio of students to computers in labs, clusters and classrooms is 6:1. There is a laptop lending program and a fully-staffed Information Technology Services HelpDesk.

Student Life

Campus life

The 60,000 square-foot Powell Campus Center is home to the Center for Student Involvement along with many of the activities and organizations that make student life so exciting at Alfred University.

Sports facilities

  • Merrill Field is the home of the Saxons football, lacrosse, and soccer teams while it is also used for intramural sports such as soccer and flag football. 
  • The James A. McLane Physical Education Center is home to the AU men's and women's basketball teams, the men's and women's swimming and diving teams, and the women's volleyball team.
  • The Gibbs Fitness Center is one of the highest trafficked areas on campus by providing an easy to access space for students, staff and the community to work out in the ever-upgrading room, located on the bottom floor of the McLane Center.

Student clubs

Alfred University recognizes nearly 100 student clubs and organizations, and each year new clubs are created.

Accreditation

Alfred University is accredited by:

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • New York State Board of Regents, and the Commissioner of Education
  • Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (Programs in Ceramic Engineering, Glass Engineering Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

New York City, New York, United States