Alfred State College (SUNY)

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College Profile

Alfred State is part of the largest, most comprehensive public higher education system in the United States, the State University of New York (SUNY). U.S. News & World Report ranks Alfred State in the top 25 regional colleges in the North. We are located in the foothills of the Alleghany Mountains in Alfred, New York. The community is peaceful, safe, and the people are very friendly and helpful to students.

At Alfred State, you’ll have the chance to choose from over 70 different majors in agriculture, allied health, applied technology, business, engineering technology, and liberal arts and sciences at the baccalaureate, associate, and certificate levels. You’ll study in small classes (average size of 20 students) with faculty members whose main focus is on teaching and who are experts in their particular fields. Scholarships are available for qualified students. Outside the classroom, you’ll choose from a variety of lifestyle options available in one of our 13 residence halls. Housing is guaranteed for all accepted students. You’ll meet new friends in the residence halls by joining one or more of our 90 clubs and organizations, or by competing on one of our 18 intercollegiate sports teams. Outstanding academic programs, personalized attention, industry-standard equipment, and a well-rounded campus life experience combine to give Alfred State students the advantage they need for success!


Business Administration
Electrical Engineering Technology
 Mechanical Engineering technology
 Health Sciences
 Surveying & Geomatics Engineering           Technology
 Information Technology
 Digital Media & Animation
 Computer Engineering Technology


Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment: 3,500
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 3,500
  • Graduate enrollment: N/A
  • International Student Enrollment: 70
  • Male: 71%, Female: 29%
  • Faculty-student ratio: 20:1
  • Number of countries represented on your campus: 22
  • List the top five countries represented on your campus: Japan, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, China, Bangladesh

English as a Second Language Program and Services

There is currently no ESL program.

Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?

Can a student receive a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I 20)?

Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?
Yes, tutoring is available on an as-needed basis.

International Student Housing Options

Is on-campus housing available for international students?
Yes, 13 on-campus residence halls with a variety of lifestyle options, including, but not limited to, wellness, Baccalaureate-only, and living/learning communities.
Housing website

Collaborative programs

  • Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?
I-20 only. Alfred State works with the State University system administration to issue DS-2019 forms.

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Tuition: Fees:  For updated information click here

Is financial aid available for international students?
Yes. Two scholarships are automatically awarded to international students who qualify. An application is not necessary for these scholarships. These scholarships are only available to students beginning their studies in August.

International Excellence Scholarship
Awards up to $7,000 to international students who meet two of the following criteria: 213 TOEFL exam score (79-80 on Internet-based exam, 550 on paper exam), 3.25 college grade point average (90 overall high school average may be substituted), and/or 1200 (critical reading and math) combined SAT.

International Merit Scholarship
Awards up to $3,000 to international students who meet two of the following criteria: 195 TOEFL exam score (71 on Internet-based exam, 525 on paper exam), 3.0 college grade point average (an 88 overall high school average may be substituted), and/or 1100 (critical reading and math) SAT.

Please note: International students entering Alfred State through special articulation agreements may not be eligible for these scholarships.

For scholarship information please click here.

Student Activities and Campus Life

Alfred State has about 90 different clubs and organizations to choose from. Movies, comedy performances, concerts, cultural events, a campus radio station, student newspaper, and drama club are all just a part of what happens on campus. There are also 18 different NCAA III intercollegiate sports on campus, as well as a variety of intramural clubs to choose from.  The International Club is one of the largest and most active clubs on campus, organizing cultural events each week. If a club of interest does not exist on campus, students have the opportunity to create and run such clubs.