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State University of New York at Fredonia

  • Fredonia, NY
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 5,103
    total students
  • $5,870 | $15,320
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 52%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 530
    sat math
  • 523
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 24
    act composite

Overview

State University of New York at Fredonia -- An Academic Haven with Small Class Sizes

SUNY Fredonia is a comprehensive public liberal arts university in Western New York. The university offers over 100 degree programs in business, education, mathematics, natural and social sciences, and the liberal arts. The residential university boasts small class sizes and safe environments as proof of an academic haven intended to educate, challenge, and inspire students. SUNY Fredonia's programs are designed to develop students into creative, skilled, connected, and responsible global citizens and professionals.

Honored History with an Eye on the Future

SUNY Fredonia traces its roots back to 1826, when the Fredonia Academy was established as a regional center for teacher training. Today, the university is in a period of tremendous growth, which includes the construction of several new buildings and significant increases in both undergraduate and graduate enrollment. The campus sits on 256 acres in Fredonia, New York, just minutes from Lake Erie, and currently includes over 2 million square feet of facility space for students.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The Office of Student Creative Activity and Research (OSCAR) promotes and supports student scholarly activity and creative work as an integral part of the teaching and learning experience. The office promotes opportunities for students to develop skills and knowledge from faculty mentors that will benefit them in the future. Since 1998, SUNY Fredonia has hosted the annual Student Research and Creativity Exposition to showcase results of student research on campus.

Because SUNY Freodnia has a focus on undergraduate learning, students can begin research, regardless of their major, as early as their freshmen year.

Student Life at SUNY Fredonia

The Williams Center is the center of SUNY Fredonia campus life. The building houses meeting space for campus organizations, the food court, Tim Horton's Café and Bake Shop, and Fredonia's campus newspaper, "The Leader." There are over 175 active student organizations at SUNY Fredonia, including the Accounting Society, Blue Devil's Roller Girls (BDRG) Team, Financial Management Association (FMA), Fredonia Bike Club, and Fredonia Jazz Workshop (FJW). The campus also offers a variety of volunteer and community service opportunities for students seeking to build sustainable and meaningful partnerships within the community.

Many students are also interested to know that Fredonia offers a minor in Leadership Studies and an extensive Leadership Corps program.

School of Business Offers 7 Degree Programs

SUNY Fredonia's School of Business offers a range of business programs that include strong components of critical thinking, ethics, global and cultural awareness, internships, leadership, and technology. With a faculty full of members from 8 countries, small class sizes, and undergraduate research, students have many opportunities to achieve excellence and prepare for lifelong education.

Within the School of Business, the Department of Business Administration offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree programs in the areas of accounting, public accountancy, and business administration. Students pursuing business administration degrees may pursue concentrations in finance, management, marketing, and music industry.

The economics department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics degree program. The Department of Applied Professional Studies combines curriculum from the music industry program with sports management.

College of Education Offers Programs Centered Around 4 Pillars of Understanding

SUNY Fredonia's College of Education offers a variety of teacher education programs designed to prepare candidates to reach their full potential as future educators. Educational classes are combined with many chances for practical experiences in the classroom, beginning their freshman year. Every student who is studying education has the opportunity to work in the field, as a professional, from the beginning of their time at Fredonia all the way through their senior year teaching experience. Each program is designed around 4 pillars of understanding: diversity, knowledge, pedagogy, and professionalism.

The initial teacher preparation program leads to certification in several areas, including early childhood education (B-2), childhood education (1-6), early childhood/childhood education program (B-6), childhood inclusive education program (students with disabilities, 1-6), middle childhood specialist in mathematics (5-9), and music education (P-12). Adolescence education (7-12) programs offer certification in 9 areas: biology, chemistry, earth science, English, French, mathematics, physics, social studies, and Spanish.

College of Visual and Performing Arts Offers 4 Degrees in 21 Areas of Study

The SUNY Fredonia College of Visual and Performing Arts has a 180-year history of musical and teaching excellence. Programs are designed to promote excellence in research, present the finest in visual and performing arts, and increase engagement of both students and audiences. Graduates of the college have taken positions as music teachers, composers, performers, faculty members, and professionals in businesses and organizations across the region and throughout the world.

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degrees are available in 4 concentrations: composition, music education, and performance. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is available in music therapy and sound recording technology. Students obtain Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degrees in 11 areas: musical theatre, acting, theatrical production and design, dance, animation and illustration, ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design, film and video arts, photography, and sculpture. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees are offered in music, general theater studies, visual arts and new media, and art history.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Offers 60 Majors from 15 Departments

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at SUNY Fredonia is composed of distinguished scholars, artists, and researchers who are bound together by a commitment to sharing their talents, knowledge, and expertise with their students. The small classes offered promote active learning and provide a variety of opportunities for students to work closely with faculty members in laboratory and studio settings.

Over 60 undergraduate majors are offered from 15 departments: biology, chemistry and biochemistry, communication, communication disorders and sciences, computer and information systems, English, geosciences, history, mathematical sciences, modern language and literature, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology, anthropology, social work and criminal justice. In addition, the interdisciplinary studies department offers 9 major programs: American studies, arts administration, environmental studies, exercise science, international studies, self-design, sport management, sport and exercise psychology, and women's and gender studies.

Faculty at State University of New York at Fredonia

The faculty members of SUNY Fredonia have an array of teaching and professional experience. For instance, Dr. Robert Dahlgren of the education department is driven by an interest in academic freedom and teaching controversial issues as a means for providing a voice for social studies teachers. Dahlgren taught in the K-12 system for 7 years, and 3 years at a university in Japan, before taking his position at SUNY Fredonia.

Dr. Holly Lawson of the chemistry department is Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Science Education at SUNY Fredonia, and works with professors in geoscience, physics, and biology to develop an interdisciplinary science sequence for elementary education majors.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Students at State University of New York at Fredonia

The financial aid office at SUNY Fredonia helps students navigate possible grants and scholarships, or loans and work-study programs. SUNY Fredonia offers nearly $2 million in merit and need-based scholarships each year. For instance, the university awards 12 President's Award of Excellence scholarships to entering freshmen living on campus who had high academic scores in high school.

Additional institutional awards include the Foundation Academic Scholarship for new freshmen studying math and science; the Keeper of the Dream Scholarship for on-campus students who graduated in the top 10% of their high school classes; and the SUNY Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship for students who have overcome impediments to success in higher education.


Location & Contact


Fredonia, NY 14063-1136
USA

Office of Admissions

Phone: 716-673-3251
Fax: 716-673-3249
Email: admissions@fredonia.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biomedical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Labor and Industrial Relations
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Recording Arts Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Graphics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geophysics and Seismology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Science technologies
    • Biology/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Applied Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drawing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine and Studio Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Intermedia/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music History, Literature, and Theory
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Percussion Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Stringed Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Woodwind Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

52% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied6,040
    • Accepted3,156
    • Acceptance Rate52%
    • Enrolled5,103
    • Female Applicants3,580
    • Females Accepted1,855
    • Female Acceptance Rate51%
    • Male Applicants2,460
    • Males Accepted1,301
    • Male Acceptance Rate52%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Interview
      audition for music, dance and theater programs: portfolio for visual arts and technical theatre programs
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.30
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 1st December 1st --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 523 470 570
    • SAT Math 530 480 570
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 24 22 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$5,870
    • Out-of-state tuition *$15,320
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,530.00
    • Room and board *$11,620.00
    • Room only *$6,850.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students5,103
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.7%
    • Black or African American4.13%
    • White or Caucasian80.64%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.31%
    • Asian1.27%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.1%
    • Two or more races2.37%
    • Unknown3.64%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.82% representing 12 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students2% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 53%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Association, Undergraduate Alumni Council, Communication Club, ethnic organizations, spectrum entertainment board
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division C No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division C No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division X No
    • Water polo Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division C No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty480
    • Full-time Percentage54%
    • Part-time Percentage46%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio16:1 or 5,230 students to 332 faculty


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