Alfred University was originally founded as the Select School in 1836. The Seventh Day Baptists established it as a non-sectarian institution. It is now a small and comprehensive university located in the Village of Alfred in Western New York. Alfred University's recent enrollments have been more than 2,000 undergraduates and approximately 300 graduate students every year.
The university offers over 60 majors and concentrations, and students can choose from bachelor's, master's as well as doctorate degrees. The academic divisions of Alfred University include:
The sports teams of the university are known as the Saxons. The teams participate in alpine skiing, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, football, and equestrian. Students are also members of several Greek social organizations including the Zeta Beta Tau, Lambda Chi Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Alpha Chi Rho, Delta Zeta, Theta Theta Chi, and Sigma Chi Nu.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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