Founded: 1836, Alfred University (AU) is one of the first coeducational institutions in the United States. It offers a range of academic programs through following schools and colleges: College of Business; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Art and Design; Inamori School of Engineering; The Graduate School.

Alfred University is accredited by the: Middle States Commission on Higher Education; New York State Association of Colleges and Schools; New York State Education Department; Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology; Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Professions; National Association of Schools of Art and Design; American Chemical Society; Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; International Association of Management Education; American Psychological Association; National Association of School Psychologists.

Ranking Profile:

- Alfred University is ranked third in the North as a “great school (at a) great price” among master's-degree-granting institutions by U.S. News in its 2011 edition of “America's Best Colleges.”

- Alfred University is one of only 44 colleges and universities included in the 2010 edition of the Fiske's Top Financial Finds on the College Tuition Market.

- AU's internationally-known ceramics M.F.A. program is consistently ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S.News and World Report in its Graduate School Guide.

- Washington Monthly places Alfred University 20th in the nation among master's universities.

- Alfred University was named one of the top 610 colleges in the United States by Forbes.

- The Princeton Review included AU as one of the top 373 colleges and universities in the country.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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