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 Number 1 northern regional college. 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 80 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 16 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 14 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!

Programs We Offer


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


3,500 Total Enrollment
3,500 Undergraduate Enrollment
N/A Graduate Enrollment
70 International Student Enrollment
71% Male
29% Female
16:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
22 Countries Represented
Top 5 Canada, Australia, India, Japan, Vietnam

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, 14 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

Student Activities and Campus Life

Alfred State has about 90 different clubs and organizations to choose from. Movies, comedy performances, concerts, cultural events, 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.



Alfred State College (SUNY)


Melissa Holland
Senior International Officer

Tony Rudolph
Assistant Director of Admissions

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 & Financial Assistance

Tuition & Fees
For updated information, click here.

Is financial aid available for international students?
Yes. Three 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.

International Cultural Scholarship

Offers up to $3,000 annually to accepted international students who have high school GPA of 2.5

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

For scholarship information, click here.



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

For scholarship information, click here.

Major Areas of Study

Agriculture and Related Sciences
Architecture and Planning
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Education, Teaching ESL
Engineering Technologies
Health and Medical Administrative Services
Health and Medicine
Health Sciences
Hospitality, Culinary Arts, and Hotel Management
Human Services
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Math and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Nursing / Other Allied Medical
Physical Sciences
Public Administration and Social Services
Public and Social Services
Public Health
Science Technologies
Science, Math, and Technology
Security and Protective Services/Criminal Justice
Social Sciences
Social Sciences


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