Founded: 1836, one of the first coeducational institutions in the U.S.
Type of institution: Private, non-sectarian, with state-sponsored programs in engineering and art and design.
Location: Alfred, New York, a village in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains about an hour west of Corning, an hour and a half south of Rochester and two hours from Buffalo.
Students: About 2,000 undergraduates and nearly 300 graduate students from 31 states and 20 countries attend full-time on the Alfred campus. We have an additional 118 part-time graduate students on the AU campus, and 189 part-time graduate students enrolled in our downstate program. The minority population is about 12%. Freshman Class Profile
Campus: 232 acre campus with more than 50 academic and residential buildings. Residential, student-centered, vibrant living/learning community. Plus another 400 acres of nearby recreational land.
Admissions: Admission is selective. In general, admitted undergraduate students have an A, B+ or B high school average and the middle 50% have SAT scores between 1080 and 1280. Admitted graduate students should have a 3.0 GPA or better. How do I apply?
Financial Aid: More than 95% of the entering freshmen class receives some type of financial assistance: university, federal, state and private. Learn more about financial aid.
Graduates: Surveys of AU graduates consistently reveal that one year after graduation most of our graduates are either employed or in graduate school. Read about the success of our graduates.more » « less