We’re a place that values authenticity, where lasting friendships are born and where all different kinds of students share a spirit of kinship. We incubate ingenuity, creativity and potential in talented, curious and diverse students; sending graduates into the world who are prepared to put their talents to work. For nearly 200 years, our valley campus has been changing lives by encouraging students to step inside their uncomfort zone. Mix and match courses in the sciences and engineering, in the arts, in psychology, performing arts and business to tailor your education to your aspirations and develop the skills you need to succeed. Here, innovation and technology meet wilderness trails and Baja buggy challenges. See for yourself the magic in our valley. Alfred University. Outside of Ordinary.


At Alfred University, you'll be part of a "maker culture" - a university alive with ideas that become inventions, award-winning art and performances, scientific breakthroughs and humanitarian initiatives. Our students are creative, talented, quirky, authentic and involved. If that sounds like you, you're in the right place.

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Discover for yourself why Alfred University is Outside of Ordinary!

Virtual Viewbook

Get a glimpse of our beautiful valley campus and hear what our students, staff and faculty have to say about Alfred University.

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For School Counselors

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With APEX you'll get funded (yes, funded!) to participate in life-changing educational experiences outside of the classroom.

Opportunity Programs

Our Arthur O. Eve (A.O.E.) Opportunity Programs (HEOP/EOP) recruit, enroll and provide undergraduate academic and financial support to NYS high school graduates who meet the program qualifications.

The Alfred Advantage

At Alfred University, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means you'll have as much hands-on learning as possible.