Fredonia, NY
SUNY at Fredonia


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Recent Reviews

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

I attended two different SUNY schools for my college education and found them both to be about the same from a liberal arts e...

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

I attended two different SUNY schools for my college education and found them both to be about the same from a liberal arts education perspective. I would advise students to not pick a school simply because of its location or apparent cache, but to look at the school's strengths academically. This can be hard for students who don't know what they want to study when they are going into school, but being a program that was intellectually unsatisfying was the most frustrating thing about my college experience. Socially, I would advise students to be open to trying new things and talking to new people in school. Too often in college people tend to glom onto those that have exactly the same thoughts and ideas as them already and they're the ones who become the most stagnant, one-dimensional, and boring by senior year. Seek out those that disagree with you and that have had different experiences. They will often turn out to be the most interesting people you meet and in my case, my best friends. Finally, don't stress too much about academics. For the most part, it's easier than high school was.

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

A lot of the people at this school are typical college kids and as such are total dorks. They fit all the college archetypes perfectly. Also there isn't all that much going on scientifically here. You'd be better served by UB if you wanted to do science.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that just wants to get a general liberal arts education on the cheap or a teacher or musician.

Allison
Describe the students at your school.

Very focused in my particular major and not always the most open minded to ideas of that other than a small town. ( Not raci...

Describe the students at your school.

Very focused in my particular major and not always the most open minded to ideas of that other than a small town. ( Not racially)

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's music program, liberal views, small town feel, and gloomy weather.

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

Don't settle for anything less than what you really want. Make the most of your experience because it will be over in a blink of an eye. Get involved in different types of clubs and activities, not all in the same area. Make friends with as many people as you can. Keep your dorm room door open. Don't worry so much about financials, remember your experiences will pay off in the future. Study abroad. Don't take the easy classes so you can graduate, take the hard ones to say you could do it. Learn as much as you can it will pay off later when someone asks what college you went to because your so knowledgeable.

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

Everyone is very friendly, outgoing and nice to each other.

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

Everyone is very friendly, outgoing and nice to each other.

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

Make the best of college and enjoy every minute of it!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The changing of seasons is most frustrating because it snows, rains and sometimes is unbearably hot in the summer.

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

Make sure to visit the campuses and pick the one that feels right. Make sure you put yourself out there, don't seclude yourse...

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

Make sure to visit the campuses and pick the one that feels right. Make sure you put yourself out there, don't seclude yourself from the rest of campus. Don't drink too much, and have fun.

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

Fredonia is like summer; when it comes around, you never want it to end

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

Fredonia is like summer; when it comes around, you never want it to end

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

choose a campus that you feel comfortable with, and it will help you succeed in school

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

i had wish i'd known that i would only get less than 8 hours of work at my job on campus

Kelly
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun, intersting, and very hard working.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun, intersting, and very hard working.

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

This school immediately felt like home to me. It is just hte right size, with the right amount of people, a great atmosphere, and it beautiful.

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

When you choose your college, you need to find a few important things. I am a firm believer in the pyramid called Maslow's hierarchy of needs. What it says is you need a few basic things before you can attain higher learning and achievment. You need to have all your instinctive needs met-such as food, sleep, shelter and water. You also need to feel safe and secure, otherwise you will nto be able to learn. When looking for a college, you should focus on the living part of it as well as the class part. It needs to be a place where you feel safe, where you can get food and proper sleep, good exercise, fresh air, and good socialization and interaction with other people. It can't be too big or too small for you.

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

My school is well-rounded and contributes to both our social and academic needs as students.

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

My school is well-rounded and contributes to both our social and academic needs as students.

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

I believe that college is a very valuable experience in one's life that only comes around once. You grow intellectually as well as individually. At college, a student will learn a great deal about the world and themselves. They will be given chances to make new friends and experience many new things that are unique to the college environment. They will have the chance to discover who they are as well as their values and goals. Because the college experience only comes once for most students, it is important to find the college that is right for that individual. You want the best college experience possible so you would want that experience to be in the best possible environment. If their choice isn't the right one, the student or parent won't be getting the most for their money. Remember that college is more than just an education, it's an experience.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is used to the hustle and bustle of the big city and is looking for that in their school life. There is alot of activities to do on campus but there really isn't much variety in things to do recreationally off campus. Plus it is a rural setting so those who are used to the urban atmosphere might feel slightly out of place here.

Aliza
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for it's education program, especially in music education. The music education program attracts most ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for it's education program, especially in music education. The music education program attracts most of our out-of-state students and is very intense and worth every penny.

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

Always reconsider your preferences. I though I had to be in a city but have surprisingly loved my experience in a rural community. Small schools over a different type of college experience. In a city you do not have to socialize with your student body if you choose not to. In a rural school there really isn't anyone else to socialize with and you tend to get to know your student body in a much more intimate way. Also, look at the program that you are going into. SUNY Fredonia offers an amazing music education degree but their business degree is nothing to write home about. NYU has an amazing business degree but not the best music education. For me Fredonia made sense and I would not change my mind for the world. Think about what is best for your future and education, the social scene will come if you want it to and are open to new things.

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

I usually brag about how much I have learned in their music education program. I could have spent a whole lot more at a school like NYU and have gotten half the education for this particular degree.

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