Alfred University is a friendly, vibrant living/learning community with more than 40 undergraduate majors in art, engineering, business, and the liberal arts and sciences. Hallmarks of an AU education include opportunities for undergraduate research, Study Abroad, co-ops and internships, plus leadership development programs and service learning initiatives. Students may participate in a host of clubs, organizations and recreational opportunities. Founded in 1836, the University was one of the first institutions in the country to educate women on an equal basis with men. Individuals. Inspired.