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Alfred University ‘one of the best colleges in the nation,’ according to Princeton Review

Alfred University | 8/10/18

Princeton Review’s annual college guide again rates Alfred University among the best in the nation.

“The Best 384 Colleges,” the 2019 version of the guide, puts Alfred University among the top 15 percent of colleges and universities in the United States.

Among colleges and universities located in the eight-county Western New York region, only Alfred University and St. Bonaventure made the list.

“It is gratifying to have Alfred University faculty and staff recognized for the quality education they provide our students,” said Alfred University President Mark Zupan.

According to the guide, which bases its assessments on actual comments from students, “Alfred’s ‘outstanding, talented, dedicated’ faculty is one of its biggest draws. An English writing student gushes that professors ‘bring a level of vibrancy and academic encouragement through enthusiasm to the classroom.’ ‘The professors are always pushing you to reach your full potential’ and are ‘always willing to put time into student independent projects. ’Students also rave about the small classes sizes. ‘It is the closest to one-on-one teaching you can get,’ a clinical and counseling psychology major notes, and ‘the classroom size is perfect for a more personalized education.’

Students also remarked on the “’warm’ atmosphere,’” at Alfred University, adding “’You can’t go down the street without receiving a smile.’ Students are ‘friendly, outgoing, and involved,’ and many do community service work and are active in one of Alfred’s many clubs or organizations.’”