Alfred State College

Undergraduates: 3,500
Setting: Rural
Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Public/Private: Public
Male/Female Ratio: 61:39
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 54%
Application Deadline: May, 1

Alfred State is the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Technology located in Alfred, Allegany County, New York. It is one of the eight University Colleges of Technology within the SUNY system. The university is a modern campus set in the beautiful, rolling hills of upstate New York. Students are provided with housing as well as fraternities and sororities. Project-based learning is the cornerstone of Alfred State culture.

Alfred State College is a public institution ideally suited to purposeful, action-oriented, and goal-oriented individuals. Students hit the ground running in every aspect of their academic, and later, their professional careers. Being well-prepared and work-ready gives Alfred State students a significant head start on life and in their professional career.

Both Alfred University and Alfred State have their roots in an early teaching college called the Alfred Select School. The school was visionary in its equal opportunity policy. In 1908 President Boothe C. Davis of Alfred University persuaded the New York State legislature to locate the New York State School of Agriculture at the Alfred University Campus; the resulting allocation of $75,000 for three buildings, a farm, livestock, and machinery would set plans for the school in motion. In 1941 the school was given Junior College status, and renamed the New York State Agricultural and Technical College at Alfred. In 1948 the enrollment grew to such large numbers that the state government decided to allow it room to expand, moving the school across Main street from Alfred University, where it remains today. In addition to a new campus would come greater autonomy, meaning that Alfred would now have two state-funded schools and one private university. As of today, Alfred State SUNY School of Technology is a senior college.


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Undergraduate application fee: $0.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
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