Alfred University

Overview


Acceptance Rate
63%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
910 - 1140
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
20 - 26
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$28,114
Average Salary in 10 Years
$47,300

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Alfred University

Alfred University is located in Alfred, New York. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 1,707 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective as the acceptance rate is 62.7%.

Popular majors include Visual and Performing Arts, Engineering, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Psychology, and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 53% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $34,900.

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About


🗺 One Saxon Drive
Alfred, New York 14802
State New York
🌐www.alfred.edu

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into Alfred University?
SAT Score Range
910 - 1140
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
20 - 26
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
1025
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
23
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
SAT Writing Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
90%
Students Submitting ACTs
29%

A lot more students take the SATs than the ACTs.

Admissions


Alfred University has around 3,566 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 19% decide to enroll at Alfred University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 3,566 applicants 50% are men and 50% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 101 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 99 men.

Alfred University's acceptance rate is 62.7%. The acceptance rate for men is 63.5% and the acceptance rate for women is 61.9%.

Applicants


Who applies to Alfred University?
Number of Applicants
3,566
Number of Applicants per Spot
9
per spot
Male Applicants
50%
Female Applicants
50%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into Alfred University
Alfred University Acceptance Rate
62.7%
Getting in
Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
63.5%
Female Acceptance Rate
61.9%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to Alfred University?
Alfred University Admissions Yield
19%
of accepted students choose to go to Alfred University
Male Admissions Yield
21%
Female Admissions Yield
17%

Application


Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
53%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
44%
Women Graduation Rate
65%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend Alfred University?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$21,221
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$28,114
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$40,386
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$40,386
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$27,000

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Alfred University would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
71%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Alfred University Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
77%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Alfred University you can visit www.alfred.edu/finaid/.

Alfred University Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $40,386
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $40,386
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Alfred University?

Alfred University students, on average, make $47,300 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 8% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Alfred University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Alfred University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
7.9%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Alfred University.
Median Earnings of Students from Alfred University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Alfred University.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Alfred University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Alfred University.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Alfred University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Alfred University.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Alfred University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Alfred University.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Alfred University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.2x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Alfred University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Alfred University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.0x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Alfred University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Alfred University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
10
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$69,571
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Alfred University?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
73%
Undergrads
1,707
Total Students
2,354
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
1%
Students over 25
3%
Student Median Household Income
$63,665
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
48%
of undergraduates
Men
52%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
About the Same

Alfred University around the same number of female and male undergrads.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 108 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 92 women.

International Students
2%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at Alfred University
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Alfred University study?
Alfred University Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Alfred University are:

  1. Visual and Performing Arts
  2. Engineering
  3. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  4. Psychology
  5. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Approximately 73% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Alfred University?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
68%
Students Who Transfer Out of Alfred University
34%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Alfred University has a retention rate of 68% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
67
4% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Low

Alfred University has around 67 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 4% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Alfred University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in New York


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Democratic

Politically, New York tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 59% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 37% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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Male Acceptance Rate
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Tuition, Fees & Housing
Average Earnings in 10 Years
Return on Education
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