Fredonia, NY
SUNY at Fredonia


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Recent Reviews

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.

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

Take into consideration the internship opportunities that the school has, along with the extra-curriculars. If there isn't m...

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

Take into consideration the internship opportunities that the school has, along with the extra-curriculars. If there isn't much to do besides school work than you won't be happy at school.

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

I know when I was a senior, making my decision from the colleges that accepted me, the main factor in my decision was ultimat...

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

I know when I was a senior, making my decision from the colleges that accepted me, the main factor in my decision was ultimately the proximity of my school from my home. I wanted to be far enough to start my own life and experience true independence, but close enough to go home when I really needed chicken noodle soup and TLC. I know now that I wasn't considering alot of important factors. First off, I only paid attention to the campus itself when I visited. I completely neglected to notice that there were only ten stores in the entire town (practically). Also, though a good party scene can seem like a positive aspect to a school when making your decision, you're better off not going somewhere that the social aspect revolves around drinking. Sure it's fun initially and college is as much about experiece as academics, but do you really need that extra challenge? It is harder than high school, it's better too, but partying will hurt your GPA no matter what, even in moderation. Another bit of advice would be to check out ratemyprofessors.com and see how professors in your major stack up.

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

That there wasn't really much culture outside the school and that locals had a rather resentful attitude towards the students. Also I wish I knew that find employment would be so dfficult.

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

There is very little to do outside of campus related activities besides going to bars or parties. There is a small movie theater and bowling alley within five miles of campus, but little else to do recreationally in the community. Though there is a nice creek and small hiking area for those who enjoy nature.

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

Be honest with yourself. If you know you can't be too far away from home, don't go that far. College might not be the last ...

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

Be honest with yourself. If you know you can't be too far away from home, don't go that far. College might not be the last step of your education, or the college you choose may not be the last college you go to, so don't sweat it too much. Have an idea of what's important to you (size, location, educational offerings) it helps to narrow down the search. Also, don't disregard seemingly unimportant interests. For example, if you love sports, don't go to a school that doesn't have an extensive athletic program just because it has good academics. There's most definitely another school out there that has the academics and the sports. College is an experience so its not ALL about the education. If you're open to new people/places/expereinces you'll get a lot more out of college and you'll grow up a lot more too. Regardless of the schooling, this IS one of the best times of your life so be sure you enjoy it too. Also, join clubs, you will meet so many more people that way. = )

What's unique about your campus?

small town tight knit community good student to teacher ratio

What kind of person should not attend this school?

conservative racist radical those not open to change or new expereinces those who are leaving a boyfriend/girlfriend at home homesick people judgemental

Susan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's so friendly and a really pretty campus.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's so friendly and a really pretty campus.

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

Think carefully about what kinds of things you really enjoy. Although you should let your friends and family give you advice about where to go to college, do not let them push you anywhere. Where you go should be your decision and you should be happy with this decision since. Now you're an adult, and your future is in your own hands. Once you get into college, take time to explore your surroundings and imagine yourself at home and comfortable. Find places that you really like being and keep those places in mind for later. Try to find people who have similar interests as you. Once you make friends, value and cherish them. They'll get you through all the rough trials that you might have to go through during college. Study and work hard, but leave time for yourself. Make sure to do things that you've always loved and find people to do those things with. And don't forget the people back home! It's just a phone call away to hear from the people you miss, and there's no shame in feeling homesick. Good luck! :)

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

That there are SO many off campus places to live and they are WAY cheaper than dorms.

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

a environmentally aware school that wants to provide students with the most well-rounded education possible.

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

a environmentally aware school that wants to provide students with the most well-rounded education possible.

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

Finding a school that has what you want. Social networking, quailty of education, and awareness of important issues that affect students, graduates and the rest of the world

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

-academics is first, everything else follows thereafter -socialize with good people -Be yourself, don't give into peer pressu...

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

-academics is first, everything else follows thereafter -socialize with good people -Be yourself, don't give into peer pressure: you can make it -stay focused on your goal At times, being by yourself is a good thing!

What's unique about your campus?

SUNY Fredonia is a friendly school that first stresses academics, but also is concerned about the socialization of their students.

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

At times, there was nothing to do so students had to create things to do, which activites weren't the best choice.

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

It might take a year at a school to realize it's not right. A kid's dream school could turn out to be awful. Just be open to ...

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

It might take a year at a school to realize it's not right. A kid's dream school could turn out to be awful. Just be open to visiting many colleges and to transfering.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing would be the community of it and the town. Its beautiful and people tend to get along pretty well.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A city person. Fredonia is 50 minutes from Buffalo, so I'd say people without a car and are city people would be out of place.

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

Always remember that college is not for everybody. If you're feelling forced to go to college then maybe it's not for you. When you find the right college you will know right away. You'll just get a good feeling when you visit the campus. Visiting the campus of the college you are applying to is an excellent idea. If you are not comfortable living on a campus it could be detrimental to your education there. When you find the right college and start attending, make sure you try to be as outgoing as possible. Get to know people and make lots of friends. Also, get involved in clubs and sports. This will help you to get involved with school and you will meet some amazing people. Do all of these things and you are sure to make the most of your college experience!

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

It is an ok school for the money and it is convenient for many people.

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

It is an ok school for the money and it is convenient for many people.

Describe the students at your school.

They are there for many different reasons.

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

Make sure you visit the colleges and talk to current students to make sure the school you choose is one that fits what you are looking for.

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