State University of New York College of Technology at Alfred: Narrative Description

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Alfred, NY 14802
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State-supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1908. Setting: 175-acre rural campus. Endowment: $2.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $149,193. Total enrollment: 3,500. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 4,448 applied, 67% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 58% from top half. Students come from 29 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 23% 25 or older, 70% live on campus. Retention: 96% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Alfred University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay, recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $7210 full-time. Mandatory fees: $930 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level. College room and board: $6700. College room only: $3770. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Outdoor Activity Club, BACCHUS, Sondai Society, Drama Club, choir. Major annual events: Freshman Carnival, Ag Day, homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, residence hall entrance guards. 2,506 college housing spaces available; 2,094 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Walter C. Hinkle Memorial Library plus 1 other with 71,243 books, 76,431 microform titles, 594 serials, 8,148 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $420,400. 1,600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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