SUNY College of Technology at Alfred is a residential college that is a member of the State University of New York network. The college is located in Alfred, NY which is in the Rochester area. SUNY Alfred offers certificate programs, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees and has several student-centered programs such as ROTC and the Honors Program. The college also offers students the ability to study abroad in such places as Costa Rica, Panama and Italy.
Student life at SUNY College of Technology at Alfred is diverse and interesting. There are numerous student clubs and organizations such as an equestrian club, a dance team, and the Student Senate. There’s also an active Greek life, honor societies and residential councils and organizations. Because of its beautiful location, students have the opportunity to participate in endless outdoor recreational activities.
In addition to standard traditions such as Homecoming, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred also has unique events such as Hot Dog Day, a charity festival organized by Alfred College and Alfred University that was first organized in 1972 and has become an annual event to raise money for the community.
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred offers nearly 80 different programs in almost 15 departments. Students may earn para-professional certificates, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees. The programs are diverse and range from culinary arts to physics and just about everything in between. There are also individualized programs so that students may tailor their education to meet their individual needs and interests.
In addition to standard certificate and degree programs, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred also offers several other programs such as ROTC, an Honors Program and a High School Challenge Program. This program works with local middle schools and high schools to develop challenging, interactive projects for students so that they may learn in an interdisciplinary manner. The college believes that projects that encompass math, science, engineering, English and technology create a well-rounded student.
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SUNY College of Technology at Alfred accepts applications on a rolling basis with the exception of the Construction Management Engineering Technology program, which only accepts students in the fall. This means that most programs accept students on a first-come, first-served basis until they are full. In order to apply, freshmen students need to complete the SUNY application and Alfred supplement and submit them along with the application fee.
In order to be considered for admission, students must also submit their official high school transcripts or GED scores. In order to be considered for baccalaureate programs and some scholarships, students have to submit ACT/SAT scores. Other documentation that demonstrates a student’s potential for success such as letters of recommendation and statements explaining extenuating circumstances are also encouraged. For students that want to attend SUNY Alfred but don’t meet standard admission criteria, there’s a program called the Educational Opportunity Program that considers students on an individual basis.
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred offers financial aid in the form of need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, federally-subsidized loans and work-study programs. In order to be considered for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Aid that’s available online beginning in January. Some scholarships also require SAT/ACT scores. In order to complete the FAFSA, students will need financial information for both themselves and their families so recent tax records should be readily available when completing the application for aid. Students should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible because some aid programs have limited funding and are awarded to a limited number of students per term.
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The SUNY College of Technology at Alfred offers an intercollegiate athletics program that competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association, the Western New York Athletics Conference and Region III of the National Junior College Athletics Association. The Pioneers offer several different sports including men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, cross country, swimming, and track & field. Men may also choose to compete in baseball, football, wrestling and lacrosse while women have the additional options of softball and volleyball. The Pioneers’ colors are blue and gold.
Students may also choose to participate in numerous intramural sports such as floor hockey, flag football, outdoor soccer, dodgeball and volleyball, just to name a few. There are also individual events such as a golf tournament, a 5K run and a 50-mile bike ride.
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The State University of New York was established in 1948 and is a network of 64 unique colleges and universities throughout the state of New York that include all types of schools from small community colleges to one of the top veterinary schools in the country. The schools are spread throughout the state so that nearly every New York resident is within commuting distance to one and many of the schools offer educational and degree cooperation with one another. Combined, SUNY offers more than 7000 degrees and certificate programs. Many of the schools have top-notch research facilities and the system attracts expert faculty from a variety of fields. SUNY is committed to providing the highest quality education at affordable prices to students both in-state and from the rest of the country and around the world.
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