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.
Alfred University endorses the American Association of Colleges and Universities initiative, “Liberal Education & America’s Promise”.Our university general education goals are built on this framework. Graduates of Alfred University will:
Undergraduate research is the hallmark of an Alfred University degree. AU's research programs and "Centers for Excellence" complement academic programs.
Alfred University is dedicated to providing all students with full access to its facilities, student programs, activities, and services, as well as providing academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Services are intended to maximize independence and encourage the integration of students with disabilities into all areas of college life.
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.
100% network-wired, with wireless zones in selected locations. The ratio of students to computers in labs, clusters and classrooms is 6:1. There is a laptop lending program and a fully-staffed Information Technology Services HelpDesk.
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.
The 60,000 square-foot Powell Campus Center is home to the Center for Student Involvement along with many of the activities and organizations that make student life so exciting at Alfred University.
Alfred University recognizes nearly 100 student clubs and organizations, and each year new clubs are created.
Alfred University is accredited by: