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SUNY--Fredonia is a public institution that was founded in 1826. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,393, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 266 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. SUNY--Fredonia's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 55. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,058 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,668 (2012-13).
SUNY—Fredonia is a public liberal arts school in western New York, just a few miles from Lake Erie. Undergraduates at SUNY—Fredonia can choose from more than 30 academic majors, and graduate students can pursue about 15 master’s degree programs, including speech pathology and audiology. SUNY—Fredonia also has a Lifelong Learning program that offers credit and noncredit courses that range from Defensive Driving to the Real Estate Salespersons Certification course.
On campus, students at Fredonia State, as it is sometimes known, can get involved in more than 100 organizations, write for The Leader newspaper, and take a break at the Campus Grind Coffeehouse in the Williams Center. Student athletes can play for the Fredonia State Blue Devils, which compete in various conferences of the NCAA Division III. There are many notable SUNY—Fredonia alumni, including Brian Frons, president of ABC Daytime programming; James McGraw, founder of education publisher The McGraw-Hill Companies; and Mary McDonnell, an actress who starred in the movie Dances with Wolves and appeared in the television show ER.
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Nestled on the shores of Lake Erie about one hour southwest of Niagara Falls, SUNY Fredonia is consistently ranked as one of the finest public universities in the North. It is recognized for high academic standards, strong graduation and freshmen retention rates, and outstanding student services. It offers students a variety of majors in the arts including a world-renowned School of Music in addition to its College of Education, School of Business, and a variety of natural and social sciences. Graduate, professional and advanced certificate programs are also available.
Perhaps SUNY Fredonia's strongest attribute is measured in its relationships forged between students, faculty and the community. With more than 200 cultural programs and 100 athletic events each year, the campus is alive and bursting with activity, playing a strong role in the quality of life across Chautauqua County. Recent additions to its beautiful 250-acre campus include Rosch Recital Hall, a state-of-the-art sound recording technology studio, an outdoor soccer/lacrosse stadium, a swimming and diving natatorium, and the University Commons, complete with residential and dining facilities, a bookstore and mini mart, and a Starbucks. The university's new Technology Incubator, the first physical extension of its main campus, can help up to 31 start-up companies succeed and contribute to the economic vitality of the region, and was nearly one full year ahead of its initial projections just 12 months after its doors opened in 2010. A new on-campus child care center also opened in 2010, which doubles as a research and learning facility for students and faculty in the College of Education. SUNY Fredonia held the groundbreaking for its new $60 million Science Center in September 2011, and an addition to the campus theatrical and fine arts hub, the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, is planned as the next major addition to the university as the campus continues to grow and evolve.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to SUNY--Fredonia, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 15. The application fee at SUNY--Fredonia is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 53.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||53.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||April 15|
The student-faculty ratio at SUNY--Fredonia is 16:1, and the school has 59.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at SUNY--Fredonia include: Business Administration and Management, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Psychology, General; Music Teacher Education; and Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 85.2 percent.
SUNY--Fredonia has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,393, with a gender distribution of 43.9 percent male students and 56.1 percent female students. At this school, 48.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52.0 percent of students live off campus. SUNY--Fredonia is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
SUNY--Fredonia offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. SUNY--Fredonia also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at SUNY--Fredonia, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at SUNY--Fredonia.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At SUNY--Fredonia, 66.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,494.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,058 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$16,668 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,740 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data