SUNY Alfred State Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of SUNY Alfred State

Situated in Alfred, NY, SUNY Alfred State College offers Bachelor degrees in around 20 programs. A robust student/faculty ratio supports students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community, via the universities many clubs, and organizations Thee Alfred State “Pioneers” play in the NCAA Division III, as an Independent.


  • Total Enrollment: 3,737 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 62% Male/38% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,570 (in-state), $12,440 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $12,570
  • Other Expenses: $3,082
  • Total Cost: $25,422(in-state), $29,292 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84%
    • Loans: 78%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,495
    • Loans: $6,328

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; and Construction Trades

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 25%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Wrestling
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of SUNY Alfred State Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 63%, Alfred State is generally accessible to those who apply. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. This institution has a robust admissions process that involves a multitude of academic measures. Applicants must complete an online application. A persuasive essay and glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data             

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 63%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 470/580
    • SAT Math: 480/590
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 19/25
    • ACT English: 18/24
    • ACT Math: 19/26

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Alfred State, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Alfred State is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Alfred State, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Georgia State University, State University of New York at Fredonia, Montclair State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of California, Merced, La Salle University, Liberty University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Alfred State. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Alabama, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University

Applying to Alfred State

Application Deadline: Rolling

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