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Address: Alfred State, 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, New York 14802, USA
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Discover Alfred State

Ranked 22nd among top regional colleges and universities in the North by US News and World Report (2014), Alfred State is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The SUNY system is the largest, most comprehensive public higher education system in the United States. One trait that sets Alfred State apart from other colleges is its learning-by-doing philosophy and hands-on education.

An Alfred State education isn’t only about theory; it’s about what works in your chosen field. Of course, the College’s technology-rich programs also teach students the critical thinking skills that will help them succeed, not only in their careers, but also in their lives. Two-year associate and four year baccalaureate degrees are offered in the areas of information technology (IT), computer engineering, business, agriculture, health and human services, architecture, applied technology, and liberal arts and sciences. Scholarship opportunities are available for qualified applicants.

Alfred State offers 13 residence halls with a variety of living style choices: row house, block house, corridor, suite, and a townhouse residential complex.

Participating in student clubs and organizations enhances the leadership and teamwork skills students learn in the classroom. Over 100 different clubs and organizations are available on campus (including the International Club, one of the most popular clubs on campus). Guest speakers, movies, and concerts are regularly available on campus as well as at neighboring Alfred University.

The College has 18 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports teams and a variety of intramural sports; two state-of-the-art fitness centers are located on campus.

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Type of College

Alfred State College is considered a college of technology, with the majority of the majors being in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, & mathematics) fields. Alfred focuses on project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement. Our 3,660 students receive a high quality education at a low cost in a small, safe town. They are taught by experienced faculty members in small classes (average class size is 22 students). Students have access to the latest computer technology and use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.


Alfred State, a college of technology within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is located in the beautiful Southern Tier of New York State. It is centrally located within 4-5 hours of Toronto, Canada; Cleveland, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and New York City.


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Colleges, programs, and degrees

Alfred State offers more than 65 majors in the areas of agriculture, business, architecture, health, applied and engineering technology as well as liberal arts and sciences. Students can enroll in one of 19 bachelor degree programs, or they can choose an associate degree program from 45 other options. Alfred State is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and individual academic programs have achieved specific accreditation/certification where appropriate.

Transfer Opportunities

More than one-third of the associate degree students transfer into bachelor’s programs as third-year students following graduation from Alfred State. Students have transferred to prestigious schools such as Clarkson University, Cornell University, New York University, Ohio State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, University at Buffalo, and Virginia Technical College.

Student Services

The Office of International Education helps students make a smooth transition into the culture and student life. Students receive assistance with:

• immigration
• academic policies
• banking
• airport pick-up, with advance notification, from Rochester, New York
• job search
• 13 dormitories on campus
• restaurants and dining hall on campus
• university transfer search and application process assistance
• internship/co-op opportunities
• many campus activities including International Club
• academic advisement
• free tutoring services

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International Student Costs & Scholarships

Financial aid is not available for international students although two academic scholarships are available for international students entering each fall semester:

• International Excellence Scholarship $7,000 (USD)
• International Merit Scholarship $3,000 (USD)

There will be non-billed costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses that vary by student. For up-to-date costs please visit

Test Score Requirements

Students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of English language proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). An official score report must be forwarded to the Office of International Education. IELTS exam may also be used to show English proficiency.

There is no application deadline; however, recommended filing dates are March 15 for fall admission and October 15 for spring admission. A non-refundable international application fee of $50 (USD) is required.


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