Alfred State College Alfred State College

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Alfred State College

Alfred State, a college of technology within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, offers outstanding educational opportunities with more than 70 dynamic majors. Students can enroll in one of 19 bachelor degree programs, or they can choose an associate degree program from 49 other options.

Alfred State students HIT THE GROUND RUNNING with an astonishing 99% working or continuing their studies in fields related to their major within six months of graduation. Through academic curriculums centered around the theme of “Project-Based Learning”, students also focus on areas of student leadership, civic engagement, and sustainability, supported by a host of state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities.”

Alfred State is located 15 miles north of the Pennsylvania border, 70 miles south of Rochester, and 90 miles southeast of Buffalo.

Accounting x 
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping x 
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations x 
Agricultural Business and Management, General x 
Agricultural Sciences x 
Agriculture, General x 
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture x 
Agronomy and Crop Science x 
Animal Sciences, General x 
Architectural Engineeringxx 
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technicianxx 
Architecture (Barch, BA/BA, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)x  
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician x 
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician x 
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technicianxx 
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef x 
Banking and Financial Support Services x 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General x 
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other x 
Business Administration and Management, Generalxx 
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Otherx  
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician x 
Carpentry/Carpenter x 
Community Organization and Advocacy x 
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Otherx  
Computer and Information Sciences, General x 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurancex  
Computer Engineering Technology/Technicianxx 
Computer Engineering, Generalxx 
Computer Hardware Technology/Technician x 
Computer Science x 
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunicationsx  
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other x 
Construction Engineeringxx 
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician x 
Construction Trades, Otherxx 
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General x 
Court Reporting/Court Reporter x 
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other x 
Culinary Arts/Chef Training x 
Dairy Science x 
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician x 
Design and Applied Arts, Other x 
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician x 
Digital Artsxx 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimediaxx 
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other x 
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technicianxx 
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General x 
Electrician x 
Engineering Science x 
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other x 
Engineering, General x 
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other x 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies x 
Environmental Science x 
Environmental Studies x 
Finance and Financial Management Services, Otherx  
Finance, General x 
Financial Planning and Servicesx  
Forensic Science and Technologyx  
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other x 
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator x 
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician x 
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician x 
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician x 
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician x 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, Generalx  
Human Services, Generalxx 
Humanities/Humanistic Studies x 
Industrial Technology/Technicianx  
Information Technologyx  
Interior Architecture x 
Interior Design x 
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other x 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies x 
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist x 
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technicianx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, General x 
Mason/Masonry x 
Mathematics, General x 
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD x 
Mechanical Engineeringxx 
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technicianxx 
Network and System Administration/Administratorx  
Nursing - Registered Nurse Training (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)xx 
Plumbing Technology/Plumber x 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse x 
Robotics Technology/Technician x 
Secondary Education and Teaching x 
Social Sciences, General x 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management x 
Surveying Engineeringxx 
Surveying Technology/Surveyingxx 
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Managerx  
Urban Forestry x 
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other x 
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant x 
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmasterx  
Welding Technology/Welder x 

Academic Life

Over 70 majors are available in the areas of agriculture, architecture, business, engineering technology, health related, liberal arts and sciences, and applied technology.

Our project learning programs, teaching methods, and real-world experiences give students a head start on their careers.

One of the biggest lessons we teach is how to succeed in your profession. Our classes stress what employers will expect from you on the job. Our faculty has worked in the real world at what they teach. This isn’t about theory. This is about what has worked and what will work. Our faculty is widely recognized for their creativity and excellence.

Campus Life

Another trait that sets Alfred State apart from other colleges is its strong sense of community.  Typically, within a few days of their arrival, Alfred State students feel right at home.

Much of student life takes place in the residence halls, where students meet, think, study, grow, and socialize.  Living style choices include row house, block house, corridor-style, suite-style, and a new townhouse-style residential complex, complete with individual living and dining areas and fully functional kitchens.

Participating in student clubs and organizations enhances the leadership and teamwork skills students learn in the classroom.  It’s also a great way to meet friends and form lasting friendships.  Students can choose from more than 90 clubs and organizations. In addition, students can participate in intercollegiate sports or a variety of intramural opportunities.

Facilities and Resources

Alfred State facilities includes a 260-acre campus in Alfred NY, 13 residence halls, 150-bed townhouse complex, 800-acre working farm, 21-acre School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville NY, Athletic field complex, Fitness center, a variety of academic buildings and dining halls.

Athletics / Sports

Please update the Athletic information to say this:
Alfred State is proud of their athletic department and their student-athletes.  The Pioneers are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III (NCAA) and the United State Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

Alfred State student-athletes compete in the following sports:
Cross Country        
Men's Basketball    
Women's Basketball     
Men's Soccer       
Women's Soccer     
Indoor Track & Field     
Outdoor Track & Field

Financial Aid / Tuition

We understand that filing for financial aid can be a confusing process. That is why we try to make the process as easy as possible for the student and their families.

Students are considered for all types of aid, and financial aid packages are made according to a student's eligibility in each program as determined by federal and state regulations. Awards are determined by financial need based on data provided by the student on the FAFSA. Financial need is calculated using the following formula:

Cost of Attendance - Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need

Recommended filing date is January 15. Beginning in early spring financial aid awards are determined for accepted students with a valid FAFSA on file with the college.

Please feel free to contact the Student Records and Financial Services office any time with questions.


All students should apply by using the SUNY application. Freshmen students must also complete the SUNY supplemental form. Official high school and college transcripts (if applicable) are required.

Alfred State accepts students on a rolling admissions system, which means students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. An exception to the rolling admissions system is the heavy equipment operations program. Please see our website for more information.

Admissions decisions are based on an overall review of the student’s academic performance and personal information. We look at high school average, rank information, and performance in required subjects. Scores on standardized tests are considered. A personal interview, letters of recommendation, and a review of your extra-curricular activities and work experience are also used in the decision-making process.

Other Cool Facts

Alfred State recognizes the academic achievements of students. And, we’re very proud of our commitment to recognize outstanding students by offering numerous scholarships.

Over $2.5 million in scholarship monies were offered to students fall 2013. Scholarships include Excellence in Education Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, All-American Scholarship, Academic Distinction, Alumni Scholarship, Vocational Excellence Scholarship, Out-of-State Scholarship, and many more. Please refer to our Web site, College Catalog or Financial Aid and Scholarship brochure for additional scholarship information.

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