Fredonia, NY
SUNY at Fredonia


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Recent Reviews

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

Fredonia has everything I need, a solid education at a low cost.

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

Fredonia has everything I need, a solid education at a low cost.

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

When finding the right school, the most important aspect is flexibility, both on the part of the school and on the part of the student. Some students go into their college experience with a clear goal, and they know exactly what they want to pursue. They push through, they work hard, and they succeed in their chosen field. From my experience, however, most students don't begin their college experience with such a clear goal. Oftentimes, students entering college either have no idea what they want to purse, or else they find out after a semester or two that they don't like the major they chose quite as much as they thought they would. For this reason I think flexibility is key. A school needs to offer several programs of study, in many different areas. This keeps the student from getting trapped in a dreaded major, with transferring out as their only option. I also mentioned flexibility on the part of the student. This too is crucial. If a student is flexible he can make friends anywhere he goes and he can make important decisions without excessive amounts of stress or worry.

What's unique about your campus?

Fredonia is a fairly small school, though not too small. Small class sizes allow students more one on one time with professors, and also allow the students to get to know one another better. This in turn allows students to work together to a greater extent, and at times provides more competetion.

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

Find a college that offers many extra curricular activities that apply to the intended major. These clubs and activities are ...

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

Find a college that offers many extra curricular activities that apply to the intended major. These clubs and activities are what make the student go above and beyond the rest. It also creates friendships that will last forever and build up a list of cotacts for future use.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best part of SUNY Fredonia is the friendliness of the students and faculty. Everyone respects the others interests and has an open mind. I have never felt like i was out of place due to a hobby or interest of mine.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who is looking to have a friendly, comfortable learning environment and wants to go far in life.

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

SUNY Fredonia is comfortable and easy to become accustomed to.

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

SUNY Fredonia is comfortable and easy to become accustomed to.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates at SUNY Fredonia were diverse in age and ethnicity and and were open minded to new ideas and concepts.

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

In order to make the most of the college experience it is important to create a list of schools that accomodate your academic and professional goals in order to ensure that the first step is the right step toward success. The next step is to visit the schools and see them for yourself. Touring the facilties, dorms and meeting with faculty will help to generate the right feelings so that when you do decide on a college, there will be fewer feelings of anxiety since you have familiarized yourself with it. Once at the school, it is important for the new student to engage in new activities and join a club or two, or perhaps even a sport. By doing so the student is more likely to meet other students that share the same ideas and also expose them to new ones. Socializing makes the transition easier and more comfortable. Once situated with the school, it is important for the student to explore internships and activities that pertain to thier interests so that they can start building up experience in thier related field of study. The most important thing to remember about college: relax, study, and have fun!

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

very friendly and accepting environment

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

very friendly and accepting environment

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

I would definitely say to research schools! Don't be afraid to take long trips and visit schools- it's the only way you will get to know what the campus is like and meet with faculty and staff. Shadow a student. Get to know what the classes are like (sizes!) and the faculty and staff. Don't be afraid to ask questions and inquire about extracurriculars, the social life, and especially academics. Making the most out of the college experience requires motivation! Get out and meet people. There are always events going on in residence halls as well as off campus. Just ask! Also make sure to dedicate every night/day to your studying. Start your college career off right by focusing and working hard. Get involved. This is a good way to meet people and network with classmates as well as faculty and staff of the college campus.

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

the campus on weekends seems dead sometimes

Sarah
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's a big arts school, between the theatre and visual arts departments so we're all really open minded and accepting.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's a big arts school, between the theatre and visual arts departments so we're all really open minded and accepting.

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

The best thing I can recommend to prespective students is make sure you visit each campus you're interested in. I thought I had made my decision on one school, then I went there to visit and realized it wasn't for me. The people you're around make all the difference, so getting to see how students interact with each other and how they react to you can really help you decide. These are the people you're going to be with for at least four years, you want to feel welcomed. As far as getting the most of our your experience there, make sure you participate! Don't be afraid to speak up in class. If there's a group you want to join go for it. Introduce yourself to everyone you can and above all be yourself. High school stereo types are in the past, college is more mature and far more accepting. Don't try to be who you think others want you to be, do your own thing and be happy with that.

What's unique about your campus?

It's a very welcoming campus! I remember going to an orientation there right out of high school and everyone would stop to chat with our group of students. Other campuses I visited we felt like we weren't even there. It's a beautiful campus, also. There is so much color and foliage. I have always felt comfortable on that campus!

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

Try to find the right major before heading to college, then pick the appropriate college. Also consider the kind of area and ...

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

Try to find the right major before heading to college, then pick the appropriate college. Also consider the kind of area and environment desired

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

Not very ethnically diverse. The school is diverse in just about every other way. Everyone is very open and liberal so there's no reason it should not be ethnically diverse. But the diversity is better than it used to be

Sara
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's music and education studies and party reputation.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's music and education studies and party reputation.

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

Hang in there. Freshman year is always the worst because it's your first year away from home and you're making your new "family" at college, but it will get easier, better, and more familiar. Good luck and congratulations for choosing to further your education!

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

I only knew a few people within my personal social crowd who left Fredonia where as compared to many other schools it can be more frequent to see people leave before the 4 years is up.

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

Find a college that fits what you are looking for. Determine what kind of environment you first want to be in- whether that b...

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

Find a college that fits what you are looking for. Determine what kind of environment you first want to be in- whether that be a small town or a busy bustling city. The type of environment one is surrounded will greatly determine success rate in college. One needs to explore the size of the school and the specific program. I believe small classes sizes are a big part of the success of the student, but it is up to the individual preferences of the student. It is important to truly build a strong relationship with a professor. If at all possible it is good to find a mentor, which will increase one's education tenfold. It is important to love learning, and the more you put into your education, the more you will get out of it.

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.

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.

Katelyn
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were always fun-loving, energetic, enthusiastic, and overall pleased with life.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates were always fun-loving, energetic, enthusiastic, and overall pleased with life.

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

Unless you are getting a degree to become a doctor, or a lawyer, or something that cannot be obtained from a state school, GO TO A STATE SCHOOL! Nazareth College was my first choice, but I wouldn't receive any financial aid. I ended up going to Fredonia, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome! My four years there were wonderful! I got a terrific education without being completely overwhelmed with student loans.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who are stuck up or who enjoy big city life should not go to Fredonia.

Tony
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Most associate the school with two things - partying and music. This is because years ago Fredonia was ranked the nations #7 ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Most associate the school with two things - partying and music. This is because years ago Fredonia was ranked the nations #7 party school. We have since gone down on that list, but I believe we hold our own better than any other school. The comrodery makes it a social school where people are mature enough to make their own choices. We have an impressive music program, but I believe every program is tremendous. Those who are music students keep to their own kind, but enjoy everyday of their college career, just as we all do.

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

You make the choice of what you get out of college. I know a number of people who flunked out because they spent too much time playing video games, or people who had no social life because they spent their time to themselves instead of getting out there and getting involved. Make the most of the best four years of your life.

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

I think the worst thing about the school is the student/campus center - the Williams Center, which is currently being remodelled.

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