Fast Facts


Founded 1908

50 Associate-Level Programs in Architecture, Agriculture, Business,
Health, Applied and Engineering Technologies, and in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

19 Baccalaureate Degree Programs

1,800 Pounds of Lettuce Consumed by Alfred State Students
(each week of the semester)

2 Certificate Programs

18 Intercollegiate Sports

100 Extracurricular Clubs and Organizations

822 men’s basketball victories in the past 55 years

3,528 Total Enrollment

1 Traffic Light in the Village

224 Faculty

0 Classes Taught by Graduate Assistants

50,000 Alumni

13 Residence Halls (New Townhouse Complexes!)

800-Acre Working Farm

99% Employment and Transfer Rate

20-25 Average class size

30 Brewed Flavors of Coffee Available
on Rotating Basis (EverGreen Cafe)

4,500 hot dogs consumed at the annual Hot Dog Day celebration

Alfred State is a public, coeducational, two- and four-year, nonsectarian college of approximately 3,528 undergraduates. The college was founded in 1908 and joined the newly organized State University of New York (SUNY) system in 1948.

Location is everything.

Alfred State is located in the beautiful Southern Tier, surrounded by lakes, ponds, wetlands, and state parks. Hike 15 minutes from campus and you arrive at the beautiful Alfred State Lake Lodge, a recreational complex where you can paddleboat, fish, swim, or camp. If you like to snowboard or downhill ski, Swain Ski Center is nearby. Alfred State is 70 miles south of Rochester and 90 miles southeast of Buffalo. We have driving directions available if you're planning to visit us.


Campus EntranceAlfred State includes two campuses-one located in the village of Alfred, and the second located approximately 15 miles from Alfred in the village of Wellsville. Both campuses feature a high degree of wireless internet access. In fact, Intel ranked Alfred State 21st in the Nation’s Top 50 Wireless Campuses.

The 260-acre Alfred campus includes students studying in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as the School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology. The campus is centered on an "academic core:" those buildings which house classrooms, labs, faculty offices, and student services. Surrounding the academic structures are 13 residence halls, including a new townhouse and an activities center.

The School of Applied Technology consists of more than 20 buildings on a 21-acre campus in Wellsville. Emphasizing the development of skills pertinent to a specific field, the School of Applied Technology offers the associate degree in occupational studies (AOS). Students live on the Alfred campus and free transportation is provided to Wellsville each day.

In addition to the two campuses, the college also includes an 800-acre college farm and a motorsports facility.