According to the 2018 SUNY Student Opinion Survey (SOS) for State-Operated Institutions, Alfred State is ranked first among State University of New York (SUNY) colleges of technology who participated in the survey and fourth among all participating SUNY schools for its religious/spiritual activities and programs.
Dr. Gregory Sammons, vice president for Student Affairs, said, “I believe the survey data affirms our staff’s efforts in creating an inter-faith space and a renewed Unity Center with relevant programming. The efforts connect directly to one of Alfred State’s six strategic priorities: diversity and inclusion, in our institutional strategic plan.”
Other categories for which students rated Alfred State in the top five include:
- No. 2 in SUNY: Sense of belonging on campus
- No. 4 in SUNY: Availability of courses in your major
- No. 4 in SUNY: Engaged in research or other creative projects with faculty guidance
- No. 5 in SUNY: Personal counseling services
- No. 5 in SUNY: Using computer and information technology effectively
While Alfred State is delighted at its high rankings, the college also recognizes what may be improved based on student comments.
For example, students previously expressed a desire for improvements to the campus wireless computing network. In response, Technology Services installed 300-400 percent more access points in each residential building in order to improve wireless connectivity. Most residence halls now have a wireless access point in every other room.