About SUNY at Fredonia

Founded in 1826, SUNY at Fredonia. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 4,380 full time undergraduate students, and 223 full time graduate students.

The SUNY at Fredonia Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 257 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at SUNY at Fredonia include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate62%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee50
SAT Range900-1120
ACT Range22-27

Admissions at SUNY-Fredonia are considered Selective, with ,59% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 17 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

84% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 46% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at SUNY at Fredonia.

10%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
45%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
5%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
55%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
40%
“I feel extremely safe”
53%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
37%
“We bought the gear”
11%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
40%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
55%
“We”re a very artistic group”
10%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
75%
“They keep regular office hours”
10%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
55%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
40%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
20%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
35%
“We only party on weekends”
45%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
35%
“There might be people who do”
55%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
30%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
45%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
10%
“All the time, including weekends”
5%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
55%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
40%
“I feel extremely safe”
53%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
37%
“We bought the gear”
11%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
40%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
55%
“We”re a very artistic group”
10%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
75%
“They keep regular office hours”
10%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
55%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
40%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
20%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
35%
“We only party on weekends”
45%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
35%
“There might be people who do”
55%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    114 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    76 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    120 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    122 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    121 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    121 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    121 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    122 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

SUNY at Fredonia REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of SUNY at Fredonia?

23 Students rated SUNY at Fredonia

Addy - 01/28/2024

I enjoy the personal connections that can be made at this small university. Students are often in classes that are small enough to learn everyones name and receive support from professors. Currently there have been issues revolving around many people, including myself, being unhappy with the President and choices that he has made. Lastly, one of my biggest issues is that I wish there was more food variety. There used to be more places to get food on campus but the number has been shrinking. I would love if they got Tim Hortons back on campus.

Matthew - 04/05/2023

It is a nice school if you don't mind a commuter college. There is housing on campus but a large population of the student body commutes. The college itself is nice, some nice buildings for the sciences, but if you are outside of the sciences the buildings are a bit dated but there is still a large amount of decent technology in the buildings. I would call the college as a whole a budget campus for students but I don't feel like the price takes away from the education as a whole.

Marissa - 04/12/2021

SUNY Fredonia is such a hidden gem. The people are so kind, the vibes are good, and you get so much more than what you pay for. Even though it is in the middle of nowhere, there is still plenty of things to do and activities to get you involved. I would suggest taking these opportunities to join clubs or greek life because these experiences are some of the best times of your life and I wouldn't trade them for the world.

Christina - 01/07/2020

Could be improved such as on campus housing (affordability and facilities provided), food for students is well below average In quality and freshness. The town of Fredonia does not have much to offer and that’s why this is a huge party school with a lot of drugs and alcohol.

SUNY at Fredonia FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at SUNY at Fredonia?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for SUNY at Fredonia is 62%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Out of my college expierence I have gotten a sense of responsibility and independence. I have learned how to take care of myself and be responsible for my actions, since there is no one here to take care of me. It is valuable to attend college because it teaches you how to become your own person. College is an experience that everyone should embark on especially dorming because you are put into uncomfortable living quarters with random strangers and you learn how to cope and handle different situations.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Located in scenic Western New York, SUNY Fredonia is a gorgeous, well-maintained campus that offers a wide variety of courses for a multitude of liberal art degrees to a diverse ethnic student population in an atmosphere of academic achievement and comraderie.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    We are FRED Heads forever more!

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I knew more about financial aid and how difficult it is to get a job on campus.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Fredonia is the old winters and that the sidewalks dont always lead to where you want to go and it takes twice as long to reach your destination. Also parking on campus is a pain and there is limited parking unless you want to park on the other side of the campus.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is colse minded, the campus is very liberal and very diverse (especially with sexual orientation.) Someone who needs to be in a big city should not attend Fredonia, and people who hate snow and cold weather.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    I think the best thing about my school is the size of the campus. Everything is in walking distance and the campus is very accesible for all kinds of people. The dinning halls are all very close to the dorms and the buildings where the classes are aren't very far. Also there are alot of services offered on the campus for those who needs help such as counseling services and a doctors office. The atmosphere at my college is very positive and it really makes me feel comfortable to be living on campus.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who is open to learning and who really want something out of their college experience. I have worked hard the whole time I have been at Fredonia and I have gotten a lot out of my education. If you are serious about learning than Fredonia offers the resources available to fulfill those desires.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Music. The campus is known as one of the best music schools in the country especially not being a private school. There arent just music majors though. There is a diverse company of Education majors, Business majors and many many more. Most students also find it easy to hold a second major or a minor to further their education.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Others may not agree with me but in my mind there are very few things that frustrate me about SUNY Fredonia. Since there are slim pickings, I would have to say that the dorm rooms for upper classmen are not as large as most people would like them to be. When you have to room with another individual, space is key in buliding a relationship with new people.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The wonerderful environment where the college is located. I love small towns that makes walking a viable option. Small community with a lot of great nature spots around town that allow for walks in the woods to hicking around a waterfall. The GREAT class sizes at Fredonia are ideal as well. The size of the classes allow for a lot of individual attention from the professors and I believe it has greatly enhanced my education.

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It had a molecular genetics major.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    I will not be enrolled until the fall semester of 2015, so hopefully they have super interesting classes in my selected major which is computer science.

    Read all  1 answers
  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Cannot give an answer to this question since I am currently not enrolled.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Since I have not gone up to see the campus yet I cannot give an overall opinion of this school.

    Read all  1 answers
  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Not applicable

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

4,380

Total Undergrad Enrollment

223

Total Grad Students

4%

Out-Of-State

95%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

144

Student Organizations

2

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

47%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
7%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
77%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending SUNY at Fredonia receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 76% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,939

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$12,500

Room and Board

31,639

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,953
$30 - $48K
$13,271
$48 - $75K
$18,198
$75 - $110K
$21,123
$110K & UP
$21,454

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