Alfred University

We've always been a place for makers, especially those who make the future. Our commitment to independent thinking, creativity, academic rigor and community have made us a unique kind of leader since 1836.



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.


47 undergraduate majors and 65 minors. We also offer internships, research and study abroad opportunities in the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Business
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Inamori School of Engineering
  • School of Art and Design
  • School of Graduate & Continuing Studies
  • Performing Arts Division
  • The NYS College of Ceramics


Alfred University offers a number of research opportunities on and off campus for both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty.


The Career Development Center provides you a warm, supportive atmosphere where your future goals are our number one priority. Whether you're ready to start your job search now, or not quite sure where to go from here, we can help.

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Housing services

Alfred University offers students several distinct living styles and communities. All residence halls are co-ed, either by floor or by room/suite/apartment (same gender in room). Bathrooms are designated male or female and in some cases are gender neutral. We offer a variety of housing options:

  • Traditional corridor-style room
  • Suites and apartments for small groups
  • Single rooms
  • Living-Learning Communities

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

ITS Service Levels were developed to provide the AU community with guidelines for setting service expectations when reporting problems to the ITS Helpdesk. Descriptions of each service level are provided below, along with the typical time frame in which a user can expect an ITS staff member to respond to the request.

Medical services

The Wellness Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team dedicated to caring and promoting wellness as a foundation for health, personal growth and success at Alfred University.

Student Life

Campus life

The Arthur and Lea Powell Campus Center is a gift from alumnus Arthur Powell, '43, '95 (H), and his wife, Lea, '95 (H). The 60,000 square foot building, designed for students, faculty, and the community, opened in the spring of 1994.

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

More than 80 recognized clubs and organizations.


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

Student Reviews

My time of divine spectacle
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My experience so far have been nice , but not too comfortable with the course because of the county am in

Do your best.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I didn’t always hate schooling in Nigeria. On the contrary, I looked forward to it during my high school years. The main reason was that I enjoyed being around friends and I knew most of them had no plans to study abroad. Despite all the scary details I heard about student life in my chosen university, I was optimistic that my experience would be divine. Delusional as I...

Wonderful study
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Having study In my college that's good experience

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