Alfred University

Alfred, NY

Alfred University says, "The General Education Program, required of all students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is designed to help students hone their fundamental academic skills and expand their intellectual breadth. In addition i creates common points of reference for students pursuing different majors. The program ensures that students have the tools they will need for advanced study and exposes them to different ways of thinking about their world. This curriculum allows students to develop the kind of intellectual flexibility they will need for meeting future challenges." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:1,920
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:44%
  • Tuition & Fees:$26,261 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


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    No credit given for Composition because students may test out of the "Written Communication" requirement through SAT or ACT scores.

  • 2. Literature


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    No credit given for Literature because the "Literature" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not literature surveys.

  • 3. Foreign Language


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    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


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    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "History" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because students may test out of the "Quantitative Reasoning " requirement through SAT or ACT scores.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Alfred University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/01/2016


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