Fredonia, NY
Tuition (in-state)
$16,308 ($7,058)
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Reviews 788 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Majors: Getting into Fredonia is not too difficult. Fill out the application and essay early. Getting into the music program is tough. It requires a lot of work and an audition. You really only get two tries, so you must put forth a lot of effort.

5 College Senior

Majors: The opportunities in Music Education are phenomenal. The faculty are marvelous and quite the experts. Each studio has its own characteristics and quirks. The music community is extremely supportive, friendly, and competitive. Everyone is willing to help each other grow and develop. I could not ask for a better program.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is extremely friendly. There are different economic status', but everyone is really accepting. Those who comes from having a lot are not too snobby about it at all. Social life is pretty big, and a lot of music/artsy activities provide opportunities for people to mingle and interact.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Non-Greeks really don't pay attention to the Greeks. Many people have friends on both sides. The fraternities/sororities don't really affect campus. The community service club does a lot of service. All fraternities help raise money, awareness for causes, and promote positive change. Parties are pretty successful for the groups.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: The school itself does not offer a lot of financial aid. It is best to apply for scholarships as they are offered, because that is the only way you will be able to get money. The Dean Scholarship for $2000 a year is helpful and easy to be awarded.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They are pretty lenient and understanding when it comes to students and student incidents. The RAs and RDs do their best to be supportive and help young students. Parking is a big case. Make sure one knows where to park. The police are considerate and helpful.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It is easy to find a place, but it can be difficult to find housemates. Some places don't end up saving you taht much money.

4 College Senior

Diversity: There are many international students and different religions, etc. It is great to see and experience many different cultures and interact with different ideals. SUNY Fredonia is very open-minded and welcoming and accepting.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Students are quite involved, especially with hockey. The pep band is a great add to sports as well. The new facility is great and encourages students to utilize it.

4 College Junior

Majors: I really enjoy everything about the English Department at SUNY Fredonia. Students become familiar with most of the staff and are offered a wide range of courses in the department. Many minors are also offered. Students are paired up with advisors in their department to assist in scheduling and obtaining a degree which is extremely helpful. I strive to gain a spot in my department's respected honor society.

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College Junior

Majors: I've never held an intern position before, but I plan on relying on one to obtain a job in my field in the future. There is an intern advisor for my department specifically and I am aware that there are a few choices. I know they can count for credit towards my degree. There are internship fairs held frequently and I get emails about opportunities as well.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've had a fair mix of good and bad classes, but this was primarily a result of my interest in the material. All professors have been easy to contact and eager to help, and the classes that pertained to me all had very interesting subject matter and materials.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are several job/internship/grad school fairs throughout the year. I sometimes worry about how I will be viewed as a prospective employee because I go to a small state school, but there are several on campus services that help with professional development and obtaining jobs in your field.

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off campus so I'm not completely familiar with the process. I've heard some landlord horror stories, but prices seem relatively low and obtaining a place seems fairly easy.

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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It is a very small town with a few food places and bars downtown. There is a bus that can take you anywhere in the area which is convenient to get to the movie theater and restaurants, but unless you have a car at school to go to Buffalo or anywhere outside of Fredonia, activities and recreation is limited.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are a good size for two people and seldom are people living on campus in a room with more than two people. Some housing is older than others, but all are well maintained. Free laundry rooms and community kitchens are in all buildings, and some housing offers fridges, TVs, and air conditioning in individual rooms for an added price. Heating is in all buildings. Choosing housing is sometimes stressful with a lottery set up, but rooms are always available.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life. It is present on campus, but not overwhelmingly abundant. No on-campus Greek housing currently exists, Greeks typically have their own houses off-campus. Greeks and non-Greeks are respectful of each other and frequently mingle.

3 College Junior

Academics: I feel like I'm expanding my critical skills as a reader and writer but many courses feel repetitive. Many general education courses are easy to dismiss out of disinterest.

4 College Junior

Academics: Professors at the school for the most part are excellent: easy to contact, eager to help, and open to suggestions. Registration is easy and flexible. The library is a great place to get work done in.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Sexual assault and crime are definitely not a campus wide issue. I've heard of individual cases from students here and there but it's not an epidemiological problem. I always feel safe walking on campus by myself.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Its a very open campus in that you can be who you want and do what you want and there will always be someone who wants to do that same thing.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There should be less focus on the music students. We get it their great.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm an aspiring adolescent psychologist. They are in high demand so I'm excited to see where I go.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Nothing weird. I asked and received.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus but I can't wait. It is going to be much cheaper.


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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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