Founded in 1836 as a select school, Alfred University is the second-oldest coeducational institution in the United States and the oldest in New York State. From the beginning, Alfred University took the unusual stance that everyone – regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion – deserved an equal education.
At Alfred University, you’re not relegated to a major and expected to take only prescribed courses in that major. We encourage you to take courses in other majors, or through our other colleges and schools. We offer a Track II major that lets you design your own major, combining your interests in unusual ways.