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SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

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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.

Financial Aid

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.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3061st for the average student loan amount.
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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.

Additional School Information

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.


  • Alfred State College SUNY College of Technology. Alfred State College. 2011. Web. 22 Sept 2011.
  • SUNY The State University of New York. The State University of New York. 2011. Web. 22 Sept 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 33rd in New York and 306th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in New York and 536th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 8 0.22
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 7 0.19
Robbery 1 0.03
Arson 1 0.03
Burglary 14 0.39
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 128 3.54

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Alfred, NY 14802
Surrounding communityRemote town (over 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population3,954 (3,954 urban / N/A rural)
Households530 (2.05 people per house)
Median Household Income$21,313
Families169 (2.73 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingMedium four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3623

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1334th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,870 $5,870 $12,530
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,424 $1,424 $1,424
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $245 $245 $522
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $23,239 $23,239 $29,899
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $22,502 $22,502 $29,162
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $13,608 $13,608 $20,268

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,542 $6,874 $6,542 $6,874 $11,012 $11,044
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $10,450 $11,160
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,483 $3,132
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A $8,865
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A $5,046
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A $5,046

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application FeeN/A
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 5,761 (3,346 male / 2,415 female)
Admitted 3,165 (1,908 male / 1,257 female)
Admission rate 55%
First-time Enrollment 1,101 (725 male / 376 female)
FT Enrollment 1,094 (724 male / 370 female)
PT Enrollment 7 (1 male / 6 female)
Total Enrollment3,555

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Division III Independents
NCAA Basketball Conference Division III Independents
NCAA Baseball Conference Division III Independents
NCAA Track & Field Conference Division III Independents

ACT Test Admission

460th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 24%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 25
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 24 / 27
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 26

SAT Test Admission

506th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 69%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 470 / 570
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 530 / 610
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1000 / 1180

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity2,632
Meals per Week18
Room Fee$6,880
Board Fee$4,700

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2510th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $57,973 ($58,394 male / $57,891 female)
Number of FT Faculty 168 (116 male / 52 female)
Number of PT Faculty 228
FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
Total Benefits $8,656,467

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