Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T22:47:33Z
No Idea – I don't really know much about sports here because I'm not really involved with them. We do have a pretty good football team, but we're in a low district. Also we have an equestrian team, which is a draw, but I don't know about anything else. I guess there is a dojo in town. I got an Orange belt in Karate.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T20:01:17Z
Alfred is very safe, as well as the community around it. There have been a few occurrences in three years but nothing serious. The academics are a bit more strict and upheld more.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T19:59:29Z
Sports Are Social – Sports other than football are pretty sparsely attended but they have taken the place of greek life on campus so most of the parties are put on by a team or group of people from a team. Everyone knows the athletes but not a whole lot of support.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T19:55:00Z
AU is a great community where you know most of your peers, your professors know you by name, and everyone is always looking out for each other.
College Senior 2012-03-29T19:53:42Z
Theatre Major – Getting involved as a theatre major at Alfred University is one of the easiest things you can do. Alfred's theatre program is very accepting of new students, and encourage for anyone who is interested in getting involved. The professors are really accessible, and are extremely focused on you and what you are concentrated in.
College Senior 2012-03-29T19:51:47Z
The financial aid office at Alfred is very organized and is very resourceful when it comes to giving out financial aid. I've had a LOT of success with financial aid, and I have been awarded with more and more each year!
College Senior 2012-03-29T19:47:47Z
The professors at Alfred University are one of my favorite things about the campus. They really do an amazing job of being approachable and getting to know you. It really makes me feel respected and thought of when my professors take the time to know my name, where I'm from, and what I want to do with the time I spend at college. I feel I have a very close relationship with my professors, and I am never afraid to ask them questions or for advice!
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T17:55:23Z
Make Your Own Experience – Since Alfred is in such a small and excluded area, there isn't much to do. I believe you need to create your own combination of experiences. I played two sports, joined a bunch of clubs, got a job and made a lot of friends along the way.
College Junior 2012-03-29T17:45:13Z
Very Strict Dorm – A particular RA has a real problem with getting students in trouble for no reason. punishments are rediculous
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T17:36:21Z
Local Bus – There is a bus that runs to the closest town every now and then. There is also a bus that runs to NYC like once a day. No one really uses it and its costly
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T17:22:54Z
The quality of most of the apartments/houses is absolutely horrible. There is one main landlord who is really cheap. Repairs never happen. It is a bit more cost efficient to live off campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T16:05:20Z
I think Alfred is ahead of its time in terms of diversity and acceptance. Of course, there are many minds that are not on the same page, but there is quite a bit of open forums, activities and awareness of these types of issues.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T16:03:37Z
There are a lot of choices! Alfred is small, so you're never really far from campus, and there are always friends in neighboring buildings
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T16:02:50Z
We have more academic buildings than necessary, but are greatly lacking in athletics, despite that 25% of our students are Intercollegiate athletes.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T15:48:37Z
Guys & Girls:
Diverse, Athletic, Disproportionate – There is a very DIVERSE population of people at Alfred University from varying religions, races/ethnicities, sexualities, amd religious backgrounds. On top of that, people hold very different interests in several different extracurricular and social subjects--more or less there is someone for everyone! However, I've noticed there are a lot of ATHLETIC people from over 8 different sports. Also, the gender split seems to favor dudes over ladies, with what I would guess is about a 65%/35% split between guys and girls.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T15:40:29Z
Accomodating, Prioritized, Innovative – I believe that the facilities at Alfred University strive to ACCOMODATE the basic needs of the students they serve. Students are always the PRIORITY of the staff in these facilities--never will someone tell a student "no" because a request would make their job more difficult or their day a little long. Instead, staff work with students to not only meet student needs and requests, but also to use existing facilities and resources in INNOVATIVE ways make Alfred University that much better!
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T15:38:14Z
Weird Is Cool – I'm an art student, and the reason I came here was for the glass department. It's amazing. Where else can you learn neon? It's easily my favorite class. I could go on forever about all the interesting classes I've taken, but that would get boring. Love Alfred, love the people, love the town. Hot Dog Day is the best thing ever.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T15:35:23Z
Middle of Nowhere Is Fun – Alfred has the best programs and professors. It may be a remote location, but the community and culture are unique. I love it, although sometimes I wish I was in a city. I've gotten an experience I couldn't find anywhere else, and learned a hell of a lot more than I expected.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T15:34:11Z
Welcoming, Cozy, Character – The village of Alfred is a very WELCOMING place! All of the people are friendly and helpful. The layout of the town is very COZY feeling, with all the bare necessities within walking distance, as well as a many social hotspots on and off of campus. Finally, the pieces of art around campus and the village add a unique CHARACTER to the area, promoting creativity, enlightenment, and growth in community members.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T15:32:37Z
Having a Car Is Nice – Although there is a bus service to Hornell that is free for students, I find it easier to have my own car. First years are allowed to have a car on campus, and a permit is fairly affordable. Chances are if you don't have a car, someone you know will.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T15:19:30Z
Alfred is reasonable with its policies. The RA's are very good at maintaining a positive and safe living community. They know what it is like to be a student at the school so they are trying to be helpful and not discipline figures. Alfred strives to be firm, fare, and consistent.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T15:12:43Z
Friendly Living Environment – Alfred is a very safe place to live. The resident halls are very safe and the resident assistants are well trained and helped students feel welcome. Ann's House and Joel's House are some of the best places to live. All residents halls are fun to live in and they are a great way to meet new people. Worst place to live is Norwood, only because it is the farthest suite away from the main campus.
College Senior 2012-03-29T15:11:39Z
They have a bus that runs daily to Hornell for a Wal-Mart trip and a Coachline bus that runs daily for a weekend trip to NYC. They're nothing exceptional and the prices don't surprise anyone.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-29T15:09:46Z
Community Yummies – There is a wide variety of off-campus dining in Alfred. There is a fantastic grocery shop called Kinfolk, that is locally owned and is always freshly stocked with organic fruits and vegetables, spices, nice breads, and a wide range of healthy cooking ingredients. There is a nice coffee shop and a dinner that are great to bring friends and family to. At night Chinese food is a popular choice, and Cafe Za is always a good choice for a beverage and a nice meal/snack.
College Senior 2012-03-29T15:09:38Z
The apartments in town are cheap and there are plenty. However, there is nothing unique about them, they're just easy to come by
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