Focused on a professional education with an emphasis on APEX, our applied and experiential learning program. Alfred University has a long history of educating socially conscious students who make a difference in their professions and their communities.
We’ve always been a place for makers, especially those who make the future. Our commitment to independent thinking, creativity, academic rigor and community have made us a unique kind of leader since 1836.
Alfred University was founded in 1836 by liberal, independent thinkers who placed high value on education for all citizens. Today, the University has retained and built upon the strong values of its founders, developing as an institution of national and international renown that is responsive to the needs of contemporary society while remaining consistent with the spirit of its origins.
Inclusivity From The Start
Alfred University is the second oldest coeducational college in the United States and one of the earliest nineteenth century colleges to have enrolled African American and Native American students.
Over the course of the twentieth century, Alfred University evolved into a complex institution offering a full range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, art and design, engineering, business, education, counseling and school psychology. For more information on Alfred’s history, traditions, and people visit the University Archives.
A striking feature of Alfred University is the fact that its diversity exists in a relatively small institution. Alfred serves approximately 1,700 undergraduate and nearly 400 graduate students. This small size has allowed the University to maintain a strong sense of community. Alfred prides itself on offering a personalized education that features close relationships between faculty, staff, and students, fostering personal and intellectual growth.
Alfred University will be an innovative leader in the delivery of academic excellence and enduring educational value, preparing all students for success in their studies and throughout life.
The mission of Alfred University is to provide excellent quality and enduring value through academic and co-curricular programming that is both intellectually challenging and practically relevant. We are culturally diverse and student-centered, and aim to serve an ever-changing student population. We seek students with the aspiration and dedication to do well for themselves and for their greater communities. Thus, we prepare our students with the knowledge, skills, and life-habits that will enable them to succeed, and to live lives of continuous personal growth and service to others. These outcomes are achieved through a commitment, by the entire Alfred University community, to teaching and research, the pursuit of scientific and technical expertise, artistic creativity, and humanistic learning.
At Alfred University, we value:
Opportunities at Alfred University are more than jobs; here at AU we are a community working to provide an incredible education and student experience for every individual we serve.
Whether you join our faculty or facilities staff, you will find a place where people work hard and genuinely care about a mission that we can only accomplish together. Explore the list of opportunities below, and apply to join our team and start your own Alfred Experience.
Alfred University is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its programs and services.