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Freshman Class Profile

Admission requirements for Alfred State programs vary by major. Overall, admission to our programs is both selective and competitive (some programs more than others). In making admission decisions, there are a number of factors taken into consideration. These factors include:

  • strength of your academic program
  • high school average
  • course and exam grades
  • standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)*
  • supplemental application information
  • College/AP/IB coursework
  • anything additional that you supply (letters of recommendation, resume, portfolio)**

*Standardized test scores are required for consideration for baccalaureate programs, some scholarships, and for intercollegiate sport participation.

**A portfolio is required for the bachelor degree in architecture only.

2016 Freshman Class Profile

  • Number of Applications Received: 6,680
  • Number of Applications Accepted: 4,172/62.4%
  • Number of Freshman Students Enrolled: 1,429/43.2%
  • Number of Freshman Men: 957/67%
  • Number of Freshman Women: 472/33%

Academic Demographics

All Accepted Students

  • Mean high school average of all enrolling freshmen: 84.63%
  • Mean combined SAT score of all enrolling freshmen: 949.43
  • Mean ACT composite score of all enrolling freshmen: 21.4

2016 all enrolling freshman GPA, SAT, and SAT scores charted

Bachelor Degree Accepted Students

  • Mean high school average of enrolling baccalaureate degree freshmen: 86.33
  • Mean combined SAT score of all enrolling baccalaureate degree freshmen: 988.12
  • Mean ACT composite score of enrolling baccalaureate degree freshmen: 22.13

2016 all enrolling baccalaureate GPA, SAT, and ACT scores charted

While entrance criteria vary by program, most students entering Alfred State will have:

  • the equivalent of a regents diploma
  • 4 years of English
  • 2 or 3 years of Math (more for engineering and science-based programs)
  • 2 or 3 years of Science or technology courses (dependent on program interest)

We encourage you to work with your school counselor when preparing to apply. Alfred State accepts students on a rolling basis, which means we make decisions on applications as they are completed. We do not have an application deadline. Many programs fill quickly so it is to your benefit to submit your application early. We begin sending out decisions Nov. 1.

Cultural Demographics

  • Caucasian: 67.8%
  • Black: 13.6%
  • Hispanic: 10.1%
  • Unreported: 3.8%
  • Asian: 2.2%
  • Multicultural: 2.3%
  • Native American: 0.2%
Color pie chart showing cultural demographics