University is a student-centered comprehensive university offering a remarkable breadth of outstanding programs. It is at once small and complex, rural and globally connected, private and public, undergraduate and graduate, steeped in history yet focused on the future. Alfred’s intimate atmosphere fosters the interplay of diverse perspectives and a strong sense of community. The university’s personalized approach to education is aimed at enabling all students to grow intellectually, creatively, and personally. Alfred is committed to both teaching and research, to combining technical expertise, artistic creativity and humanistic concerns, and to maintaining academic rigor in a caring environment. Uniting the university community is a common dedication to innovation, open-minded inquiry, and service to society.