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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2  
Science 2  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only Recommended August 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted August 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used in place of an application essay
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One Saxon Drive
City, State, Zip
Alfred, NY 14802-1205
Phone
(607) 871-2115
Fax
(607) 871-2198
E-mail
admissions@alfred.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
July 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
December 1
Early Decision Notification
Rolling
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio for applicants to the School of Art and Design recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 4,296 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 2,131 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 2,165 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
485 (18%) of 2,693 admitted students enrolled
Women
206 (16%) of 1,315 admitted students enrolled
Men
231 (17%) of 1,378 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
84% of 32 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.10
3.75 and Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
5%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
550 average
480-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
20%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
14%
Score of 24 - 29
29%
Score of 18 - 23
46%
Score of 12 - 17
10%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 34%
Top half: 67%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
0%
Student Government Officer
0%

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