Fredonia, NY
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$16,308 ($7,058)
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Reviews 706 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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1 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Its very small! I mean most people dont leave campus because there is nothing in Fredonia worth leaving for.

3 College Student

Majors: As a music major I have never thought about the major options at Fredonia. But from what I have heard they are okay. They can sometimes be rather generalized which is an older way of doing things. It would be good of Fredonia to add more specific aspects to majors and to have more concentrations.

3 College Student

Majors: I absolutely love the cello teacher... but the rest of the program is average. It is certainly not the best music school. The orchestra directory. David Rudge, is great but the students in orchestra, while not bad, don't practice their music enough.

3 College Student

Nightlife: I dont know much about this subject!

4 College Student

Transportation: The bus is almost ALWAYS available. I have a car though which is great for trips to Buffalo.

3 College Student

Athletics: I dont really know enough to comment. Other than hockey, no one seems interested in sports here. But I could be wrong, I am a music major so I know very little about the sports scene on campus.

As far as the gym goes it is wonderful! Everything is high tech and there is always plenty of space! If you like quiet, the old gyms are always underpopulated and extremely cold. I prefer the old gyms because they are so nice for some quiet running time alone.

5 College Student

Computers: I never lack for a computer. Even though I have my own laptop it is not necessary to lug around you computer in your backpack. I am always able to find a computer and more specifically a mac if you are an apple fan like me.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing is cheap and nice for what you get! It is also extremely close. I dont know anyone who drives more than five minutes unless they wanted to live father away. Many people I know choose to walk to school.

Fredonia is however not very accepting to people moving off campus. You are required to live on campus for two years which is extremely expensive and not as comfortable.

2 College Student

Greek Life: I dont particularly like Greek life. The parties are loud which is bothersome. The girls who join even the honors sororities are annoying and come back late on "thirsty thursdays" and Friday night.

3 College Student

Academics: There is not much diversity at the school in terms of curriculum and classes offered. This is one of the "bummers" at SUNY Fredonia. I am personally here for music and the fabulous cello teachers but me gen eds are boring and rather unimaginative for a liberal arts college.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: It really is nice. The dorms can be kind of loud, but that is probably how it is everywhere! I, unfortunately, was put with a roommate that I did not jive with but the RD's at Fredonia worked with me and a week after I brought the problem to my RD's attention she had found a different place for me to live even though space in the Freshman dorms was limited. They are very kind in this way and are always looking to help.

3 College Student

Diversity: While there is not much diversity, there is no lack of acceptance. On camp there are groups to represent every gender, race, sexual orientation and ethnic back group. On top of that, Fredonia is always looking for ways to welcome as many people as possible.

4 College Student

Campus Strictness: This campus is very strict in some way and lenient in others. For example, in terms of noise violations they are very lenient but underage drinking has very serious consequences. I have had friends who have been caught in the dorm drinking and they have been punished. However, the school is very forgiving. Just because you messed up once, it doesnt mean that you will forever be discriminated against. Overall I think that SUNY Fredonia has struck a good balance in terms of the administrations.

The police however, tend to be kind of means for no reason. I have had run ins with them for this reason and that and ever though the matters were positive and I was never in trouble they treated me like I was a criminal. I felt that this was unfair. Just because some students probably are breaking the rules, they shouldn't lump everyone in with them. The trouble makings stand out so therefore seem like the majority, when in fact they are the minority.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Hockey and soccer are a big deal. No one cares about anything else.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Lots of marijuana usage around campus. Few other things.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greeks are known for underage drinking. Not really a campus presence aside from parties.

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College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really know, since i am not involved. I know its not really that big, and if you are not apart of it, its not a big deal.

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College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't go out so I wouldn't really know, but I know almost everyone else goes out, and its super easy to drink underage.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are not a major issue. I don't do drugs/ hang out with anyone who does drugs so I wouldn't really know.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have only lived on campus, so I don't really know anything about off campus housing

1 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is terrible, walking to class in the winter is the worst.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is pretty good. The dorms are average, they do get annoying at times, but the RAs seem to handle most problems. The rooms are a decent size. Freshman buildings are very close to the school buildings.

4 College Freshman

Computers: I think the technology at Fredonia is pretty good. There are multiple labs along with the Library full of computers, which are necessary if you need to print. I would recommend your own computer for homework, but campus computers are available. The WIFI is not that bad. I don't really have a problem connected in the dorms or school buildings. The tech people are very helpful if needed.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are not really big at Fredonia. Hockey games and such are promoted, and somewhat attended, but the major aspect on campus is music and art.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The town of Fredonia is a very small town. There is not really that much to do. I normally just stay on campus.


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Elizabeth Christopher
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SUNY Fredonia becomes a second home to almost all of its students. Because the campus is relatively small, it is easy to develop close friendships with other students, which is extremely important when living away from home. If given the chance, many students would choose SUNY Fredonia again over any other school. It is rare for students to decide to leave the school because they did not like the atmosphere or the school. SUNY Fredonia is not just a place to meet lifelong friends, but it is also a place to develop as a person and discover what to do in life. This is where the school’s professors come into play.

The professors at SUNY Fredonia genuinely want the students to succeed. Both the professors and the school make sure that students are prepared for their chosen career fields before they graduate. There are endless options to ensure that this happens, from internships to academic adviser guidance. It is unusual to hear pending graduates say that they feel unprepared for the real world. And most students will be happy to share their feelings on this; another unique aspect of the University is its friendly atmosphere. There is a place for everyone on campus, and the students are extremely supportive of each other. It is because of this accepting atmosphere that a majority of the students falls in love with the campus and local community, and learns to call it "home."

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