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General Information
One Saxon Drive
Alfred , New York 14802-1205

Disability Resource Office

The Center for Academic Success
The Center for Academic Success
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, New York 14802
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About Alfred University

Alfred University is a prestigious not-for-profit private institution located in the charming town of Alfred, New York. With a history dating back to 1836, the university has established itself as a leading academic institution renowned for its strong liberal arts and sciences programs. Nestled in the picturesque Southern Tier region, Alfred University offers a unique blend of academic excellence, personal attention, and a tight-knit community atmosphere.

One of the defining characteristics of Alfred University is its commitment to providing a comprehensive education that prepares students for successful careers in a wide range of fields. With a 4-year undergraduate program, the university offers over 40 majors and minors across diverse disciplines, including fine arts, engineering, business, health sciences, social sciences, and more. Students have the flexibility to tailor their educational experience according to their individual interests and career goals, with numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research.

Alfred University takes great pride in its renowned School of Art and Design, which has consistently been hailed as one of the best art schools in the country. The School offers a variety of degree programs, including Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Science (BS), and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees, as well as minors and pre-professional programs. Students are provided with state-of-the-art facilities and studios to foster their artistic growth and creativity, and they benefit from the mentorship of esteemed faculty members who are renowned artists themselves.

When it comes to campus life, Alfred University fosters a supportive and inclusive community that encourages personal growth and development. With a small student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, students enjoy personalized attention from dedicated professors who are passionate about teaching and mentoring. The university prides itself on offering a welcoming and inclusive environment where students of all backgrounds can thrive academically, socially, and personally. Various student organizations, clubs, and events provide opportunities for students to engage in extracurricular activities and pursue their interests outside of the classroom.

The town of Alfred and its surrounding area provide a serene and picturesque setting that enhances the overall college experience. Located in western New York, the region boasts breathtaking landscapes, including rolling hills, beautiful forests, and pristine lakes. Nature enthusiasts can explore nearby state parks, engage in outdoor activities like hiking and camping, or simply appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds them. The town itself offers a quaint and friendly atmosphere, with local shops, restaurants, and art galleries that add charm and character to the community.

Alfred University’s commitment to academic excellence, combined with its nurturing environment and breathtaking surroundings, makes it an ideal destination for students seeking a well-rounded, transformative college experience. Whether students are pursuing a career in the arts, sciences, business, or any other field, Alfred University provides them with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities necessary for success. With a rich history, strong academic programs, and a supportive community, Alfred University continues to empower students to reach their full potential and make a positive impact on the world.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

  • Notetaking Assistance
  • Exam Accomodations
  • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
  • Scribe Services
  • Qualified Readers
  • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
    • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
    • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

    Services Provided

    • Medical leave
    • Residence Hall Accommodations
    • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
    • Priority Enrollment
    • Reduced courseload

      Campus Accessibility

      Accessible Level

        • Student Health Services
        • Mental Health Support Services
        • The library(ies)
        • Institution Online Platforms
        • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
        • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
        • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
        • Entertainment and Event Facilities
        • Close Off-Campus Transit
        • Student Housing
        • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)
        • On-Campus Transit

        Services Provided

          • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
          • Service and Emotional Support Animals
          • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
          • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations