Fiat the Best

We know it, and so does the Princeton Review. The annual college guide, released earlier this week, 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 (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming), only Alfred University and St. Bonaventure made the list.

It is gratifying to have Alfred University faculty and staff recognized for the quality education that they provide our students.

According to the Princeton Review, 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 students’ 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, with many doing community service work and actively participating in one of Alfred’s many clubs or organizations.”

Words on paper, maybe, but our alumni regularly reinforce these same themes—caring and supportive faculty and staff, a highly personalized educational experience, a warm and friendly atmosphere, and students who are involved in a myriad of clubs and organizations—together they forge our valley’s magic that is Alfred University.

Fiat the Best!