The State University of New York College of Technology at Alfred, usually shortened to Alfred State, is a vocational institution in the south of the state.
30 miles north of the border with Pennsylvania, the village of Alfred is 70 miles from Rochester, 80 miles from Buffalo and 100 miles from Niagara Falls and the Canadian border. One of two universities in the village, which is named after Alfred the Great, more than 60% of Alfred State’s student body lives in one of its 13 halls of residence. There are more than 70 courses available overall. A selective institution, Alfred State admits slightly more than half of its applicants. Nearly 50% of its classes contain fewer than 20 students.
Its School of Applied Technology is in Wellsville, slightly south west, where students can take building construction, air conditioning & heating technology, culinary arts and automotive service technician courses. Alfred State also owns a motorsports facility, taking its total land above 1,000 acres.
Alumni include Tom Golisano, formerly owner of the Buffalo Sabres ice hockey team and the Buffalo Bandits (lacrosse), San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Rod Streater (American football) and Brandon Mendelson, a comedian and author who has written extensively about social media.