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Keep up-to-date on all Alfred University has to offer your students.

Alfred University (AU) is a private, nonsectarian university of about 1,700 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. Alfred is home to the Inamori School of Engineering, School of Art and Design, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and College of Business. AU is located between the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and the picturesque Finger Lakes in Western New York State.

Early Action: December 1

Regular Decision: February 1 Preferred

AU accepts students on a rolling basis starting in late November.

Alfred University will be test optional through spring of 2024. High school students applying for Fall 2021, Spring and Fall 2022, Spring and Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 may apply without submitting SAT or ACT scores.

Alfred University will accept: AP/IB/and a variety of college credit courses. Please speak with a counselor for more information.

We accept the Alfred University Application and the Common Application.

AU's codes for score reporting:

  • Our SAT code is 2005
  • Our ACT code is 2666

AU's Financial Aid:

  • Our FAFSA code is 002668

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Who in your student body has been Outside of Ordinary? Who has lent a helping hand to those that need it most; had to work to help support their family; made a difficult decision to give up something so they could complete their coursework or add something to their resume; been the star athlete and part of theatre and/or chorus; demonstrated who they are as an individual and will bring that same inspiration to the Alfred University community?

If you know a student that fits that description, Alfred University might be a great place for them. Based on the nomination from a school counselor, principal or nominating committee, one current junior from every high school will be eligible for the AU Scholars Award

The selected recipient will receive $30,000 per year or, for New York State students only, $18,000 per year if enrolling in our School of Art and Design, Biomaterials Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Glass Engineering Science or Materials Science and Engineering programs.

Scholarship Qualifications:

  • Student nominees must be taking a course of study that is college preparatory in scope
  • Student must have achieved an overall 3.0 GPA, or equivalent, at the time of nomination
  • Student must complete and submit their Alfred University application by December 1 of their senior year

Alfred University has always been considered “Outside of Ordinary.” Not only were we one of the first higher education institutions in the United States to admit women to programs where they could take courses alongside men, but our commitment to inclusivity continues to be part of our mission to this day. Life at AU is far from ordinary, and we invite you to introduce one of your extraordinary students to what we can offer.

Nomination Process

Alfred University Scholar Award nominations for current juniors are now being accepted.

Nominate an Alfred University Scholar Now!

We will accept nominations until May 15th, 2024.If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.

We offer several opportunities for students to visit campus both in-person and virtually.

We have developed special information packets for school counselors and encourage you to email admissions to request one. Be sure to include 'Counselor Packet Request' in the subject line.

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