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SUNY at Fredonia

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SUNY at Fredonia is a 4-year liberal arts institution located just southwest of Buffalo, New York. Founded in 1826, the college is part of the State University of New York network of schools and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in addition to online courses, class audits and other special programs designed for traditional and non-traditional students.

The school has an athletics organization, the Blue Devils, that offers several different intercollegiate sports. There are also intramural sports, a campus newsletter, an online magazine, a newspaper, a radio station and a TV station. Students may also participate in numerous student organizations, and the college has an active Greek life.


SUNY at Fredonia offers nearly 90 undergraduate majors with numerous specializations within the majors as well as pre-professional programs such as pre-medicine, pre-law, pre-dental, pre-veterinarian and pre-optometry. There are also nearly 40 graduate programs and certificates available.

In addition to standard undergraduate and graduate programs, SUNY at Fredonia also offers special programs such as the Lifelong Learning Program, Noncredit Training, Course Auditing, Summer Sessions, J-Term and Online Education. Some of these programs (such as J-Term) are aimed at both students seeking degrees and non-degree seeking students. The online education program is designed to provide educational opportunities to students who wish to pursue higher education but can’t due to restrictions that preclude the possibility of daytime study. Programs such at the Lifelong Learning and Course Auditing programs are designed for students who wish to take just select courses for professional or personal enrichment.

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Undergraduate admission to SUNY at Fredonia is extremely competitive with the average student being in the top 10% of the graduating class. Documents required to be considered for admission include either the Common Application or the SUNY application available online along with the application fee and the Fredonia supplement forms for both. Application may also be made via paper by contacting the school. Other documents include SAT/ACT scores (writing section optional but recommended), official high school transcripts, a 250-word essay and a personal recommendation from a counselor or teacher.

Requirements for graduate admission include proof of a bachelor’s degree or proof of enrollment in a bachelor’s program, the application and fee along with a letter of intent, a resume, two letters of recommendation and official transcripts from all undergraduate facilities. For students that submit a credentials file, a scholarly criteria form must accompany at least two of the letters in the file.

Financial Aid

SUNY at Fredonia offers several forms of financial aid including need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, federally-subsidized loans and work-study programs. In order to be considered for financial aid, students need to complete the Free Application For Financial Aid (FAFSA) that is available online starting in January. Because admission is so competitive and many scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, it’s in the best interest of the student to complete the FAFSA as early as possible.

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Ranks 2511th for the average student loan amount.
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The Fredonia Blue Devils are an NCAA Division III athletics organization that participates in the State University of New York Athletic Conference and offers several intercollegiate sports teams including basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming & diving and track & field. Men may also play baseball and ice hockey while women may also choose from cheerleading, lacrosse, softball, volleyball and tennis.

In addition to varsity athletics, SUNY at Fredonia has an ice rink that offers lessons and skate rental, a fitness center, and a pool facility so students may stay in shape and have fun. There are also several intramural sports available for students to play in order to exercise and be competitive at something other than the varsity level.

Additional School Information

The State University of New York was established in 1948 and is a network of 64 unique colleges and universities throughout the state of New York that include all types of schools from small community colleges to one of the top veterinary schools in the country. The schools are spread throughout the state so that nearly every New York resident is within commuting distance to one and many of the schools offer educational and degree cooperation with one another. Combined, SUNY offers more than 7000 degrees and certificate programs. Many of the schools have top-notch research facilities and the system attracts expert faculty from a variety of fields. SUNY is committed to providing the highest quality education at affordable prices to students both in-state and from the rest of the country and around the world.


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Ranks 76th in New York and 688th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 17 0.30
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 58 1.01

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Fredonia, NY 14063-1136
Surrounding communityDistant town (between 10 to 35 mi. away from an urban cluster)
Total Population14,690 (11,349 urban / 3,341 rural)
Households5,082 (2.40 people per house)
Median Household Income$37,010
Families2,979 (2.94 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (education dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringPost-master's certificate
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3623

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1251st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,870 $5,870 $15,320
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,530 $1,530 $1,530
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $245 $245 $638
FT Graduate Tuition $9,870 $9,870 $18,350
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,530 $1,530 $1,530
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $411 $411 $765
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $21,638 $21,638 $31,088
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $21,638 $21,638 $31,088
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $12,383 $12,383 $21,833

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,688 $7,058 $6,688 $7,058 $15,738 $16,308
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,200(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $10,300 $10,740
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,030 $2,072
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,300 $10,740
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,030 $2,072
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,780(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$75
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 5,883 (2,459 male / 3,424 female)
Admitted 3,032 (1,193 male / 1,839 female)
Admission rate 52%
First-time Enrollment 1,007 (398 male / 609 female)
FT Enrollment 992 (391 male / 601 female)
PT Enrollment 15 (7 male / 8 female)
Total Enrollment5,391

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference State University of New York Ath Conf
NCAA Baseball Conference State University of New York Ath Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference State University of New York Ath Conf

ACT Test Admission

589th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 27%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 21 / 26

SAT Test Admission

653rd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 82%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 470 / 570
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 470 / 580
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 940 / 1150

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity2,714
Meals per Week10
Room Fee$6,850
Board Fee$4,490

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 22 38 26 9 6 1,204 63 1,382
Accounting 2 1 23 27
Applied Mathematics, General 1 5 6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 1 2
Art/Art Studies, General 1 27 1 30
Biochemistry 2 2
Biology Teacher Education 1 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 25 25
Business Administration and Management, General 1 2 2 58 10 74
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 3 2 1 103 5 114
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemistry, General 1 6 7
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 5 6
Commercial and Advertising Art 8 8
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 45 1 47
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other 6 1 7
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 1 9 2 14
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 6 30 2 40
Curriculum and Instruction 28 28
Dance, General 5 5
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 5 22 3 31
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 16 17
Economics, General 1 10 11
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 52 1 54
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship 11 11
English Language and Literature, General 1 1 41 2 45
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 2 16 1 19
French Language Teacher Education 1 1
French Language and Literature 1 1
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 10 1 12
Geophysics and Seismology 2 2
History, General 1 29 30
Illustration 2 2 1 6
Information Science/Studies 1 1 2 20 1 25
Journalism 2 11 1 14
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 1 41 2 45
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General 2 2
Molecular Genetics 6 7
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 7 4 1 70 8 91
Music Performance, General 1 1 1 24 2 29
Music Teacher Education 1 2 2 1 65 5 77
Music Theory and Composition 1 5 6
Music Therapy/Therapist 1 1 9 12
Music, Other 2 3
Painting 2 2
Philosophy 8 8
Photography 1 1
Physics Teacher Education 2 2
Physics, General 6 6
Political Science and Government, General 2 19 21
Psychology, General 1 1 1 53 2 59
Public Relations/Image Management 31 31
Radio and Television 9 1 10
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other 1 1 25 4 31
Reading Teacher Education 6 6
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1 1
Sculpture 1 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 5 5
Social Studies Teacher Education 2 11 14
Social Work 2 1 1 32 1 37
Sociology 2 6 1 9
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2 2
Spanish Language and Literature 1 3 1 5
Special Education and Teaching, General 74 1 75
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 11 1 12
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 5 2 1 21 29
Superintendency and Educational System Administration 2 2
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 1 12 13
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 6 6
Urban Education and Leadership

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1468th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $68,332 ($71,700 male / $64,703 female)
Number of FT Faculty 259 (136 male / 123 female)
Number of PT Faculty 495
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $15,500,835

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