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About the School:

Alfred State is a public college in Alfred, New York. It is part of the State University of New York system. The college, formerly the Technical College at Alfred, now grants baccalaureate degrees in 19 areas, associate degrees in 50 areas, and certificates.

Laptop Programs:

In order to ensure a seamless Macintosh environment and provide industry standard programs, incoming digital media and animation (DMA) students are required to purchase a laptop that meets the Tier 3 specifications or a MacBook Pro computer. It is also required to purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, available on Alfredstate.onthehub.com or adobe.com. By purchasing your MacBook Pro via our Apple store, you will receive an educational discount and an additional discount negotiated by Alfred State. Please go to the following address and log in with your Alfred State username and password; https://portal.alfredstate.edu/Pages/apple-store-discount.aspx. The appropriate MacBook Pro should be listed under “Recommended Purchases.” (Please note that you will receive your username and password following payment of your acceptance deposit.) Assistance will be available with software setup and maintenance such as setting up email, connecting to the server, and printing. The Alfred State Help Desk is a certified Apple repair center. As a DMA student, if your MacBook needs to be sent off campus for repair, they can provide you with a loaner.

Tier 2 - (2019-20 Academic Year)

  • Processor - Intel Core i5 or i7
  • OS - Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
  • Memory - 16 GB
  • Graphics Memory - 2 GB
  • Hard Drive - 250 GB
  • Display Monitor - 15.6 or 17"
* Mechanical Engineering Technology and Mechatronics majors require either NVIDIA Quadro, AMD FirePro or AMD Radeon Pro WX graphics card.

Tier 3 - (2019-20 Academic Year)

  • Processor - Intel Core i7
  • OS - Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
  • Memory - 32 GB
  • Graphics Memory - 4 GB
  • Hard Drive - 250 GB
  • Display Monitor - 15.6 or 17"