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Alfred University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1836
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,991
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $96,438,565
Admissions Address

1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802-1205

Website

http://www.alfred.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@alfred.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jeremy Spencer
Admissions office telephone: (800) 541-9229
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.applyweb.com/aw?alfred Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 2 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 1
Social studies 2 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 78%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 74%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 78%
Total applicants: 2,164
Total acceptances: 1,693
Total freshman enrollment: 489
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 6%
Male applicants: 1,132
Male acceptances: 854
Male freshman enrollment: 233
 
Female applicants: 1,032
Female acceptances: 839
Female freshman enrollment: 256
Out-of-state freshmen: 33%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 21%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 55%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 89%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 64%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 – 610
Math: 520 – 620
Combined: 1020 – 1230

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 7.3% 4.8%
600-699 24.7% 33.1%
500-599 45.7% 46.0%
400-499 21.2% 15.0%
300-399 1.1% 1.1%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 24%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 26
Math: 21 – 27
Composite: 21 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 8.3% 8.3% 6.2%
24-29 43.3% 41.2% 49.5%
18-23 46.4% 41.2% 39.2%
12-17 2.0% 9.3% 5.1%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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