SUNY Alfred State Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Alfred State College
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SUNY Alfred State Admissions:

With an acceptance rate of 72%, Alfred State is generally accessible to those who apply. Interested students will need to submit an application, scores from either the SAT or the ACT, and high school transcripts. For complete requirements and instructions, be sure to visit the school's website, or get in touch with a member of the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

SUNY Alfred State Description:

Located in the small town of Alfred, NY, SUNY Alfred State College was founded in 1908. Originally a vocational Technical College, Alfred now offers Bachelor degrees in around 20 programs--some popular choices include Business Administration, Auto-mechanics, Agriculture, and Engineering. Outside of the classroom, students can participate in a number of campus-wide organizations and activities; choices include Dance Team, Hockey, Equestrian Club, International Club, and a variety of fraternities and sororities. Along with Alfred University (across the street), Alfred State College celebrates the annual "Hot Dog Day," a spring festival for the students, townspeople, and visitors. On the athletic front, the Alfred State "Pioneers" compete in the NCAA Division III, as an Independent. Popular sports include Football, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, and Track and Field. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,735 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 63% Male / 37% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,075 (in-state), $14,635 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,820
  • Other Expenses: $3,082
  • Total Cost: $24,177 (in-state), $30,737 (out-of-state)

SUNY Alfred State Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,011
    • Loans: $7,788

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Architectural Engineering, Animation/Video Graphics, Auto-mechanics, Agriculture 

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Track and Field, Swimming

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Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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SUNY Alfred State Mission Statement:

"Alfred State delivers outstanding associate and baccalaureate degree programs through hands-on learning, preparing in-demand and involved students in a caring community."