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Reviews 856 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Fredonia is a great school as far as offering the major I want, but no one told me that it was cold, grey and snowy 9 months out of the year. The art program is great and the people are great, but being so far away from any other major city or urban area can ge depressing.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my college experience so far. I just finished my freshman year and every thing has been more than I expected. I was so nervous to be in a new state for college but SUNY at Fredonia made me feel welcome with their staff and student body. The classes are at a level that both challenge me and allow time for a personal life. It has been amazing, and I hope it continues that way.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Trust me at first I was frustrated because "I didn't go to my 'Dream School'" and instead, "ended on....Fredonia" ?? but this experience made me realize how we tend to judge things because they are not what we wanted, not because they are bad themselves. I visited Fredonia three days ago for summer orientation. TRUST ME, I am glad I chose to go there over any other college. The feature I like the most : everybody is extremely nice.Yes it might sound cheesy but when you are going through a tedious and long college process and you find people that in addition to giving you the answer to you questions, greet you with a smile, respect and always make sure you are satisfied with their answer. I live 12 hours away from it and they make yiu feel like you are part of a family. They provideyou with so many activities that help you become well rounded and most of all they make sure you dont just aim for one career. I tend to read these reviews and i never believe them but now im writing it myself so pleaseeeeee trust me if you are doubting, stop it! TRY TO VISIT THE CAMPUS, and i assure you that seconds after you will realize that you want to spend your entire four years at Fred.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm entering my 3rd year now, and by now I have a good core group of friends who I love. I love my major, the program is great. The only thing I don't like about my school is that it is very far away from home and it is always snowing/freezing.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My high school was adequate. Some teachers were phenomenal,and some teachers were terrible. Overall my high school was ok.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This is a great college with a great community.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I had to choose my school again, I would choose this one. The department is very helpful in guiding students toward their goals and creating a different way of thinking that is needed while in college. The overall vibe of the campus is very relaxing and accepting, and one can get as much or as little involved with activities as they would like to. There are plenty of options and extracurriculars there, which makes it a very interesting campus to live on, as there is never a dull moment.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live on campus but i have heard horror stories of off-campus living. Do not pick rooms on the first floor if they are by highways or roads. Landlords can be nice but not very helpful when there is a problem.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't party much, but the party scene is very lively in Fredonia with the Drunk bus and FredFest in May.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: More tim hortons locations off campus, as well as Denny's, Bob Evans, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Little Caesars. So mostly fast food with some chinese food, mexican food, pizza places, and wings bars.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus is very strict on visitation based on the dorm that a student is living in. Nixon is known for being tougher with visitation because it is used as an touring dorm. Drinking is based on a strike system and if "clinking" of bottles is heard, the RA's have the right to write everyone involved up and everyone will receive strikes and fines. Protests do not happen extremely often but there are not repercussions unless they were to turn violent, which they never do.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Entering Fredonia I was awarded a scholarship, but not much financial aid is offered unless your family has low income with lower high school grades. The scholarship I received must be renewed every year, but scholarship applications are only mailed to students in their junior and senior years. There are not many scholarships for sophomores.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Very easy to become tired of and find yourself eating the same thing every day. Buy other food from walmart and cook some meals to create balance. Switching up meals every day helps, but most food still feel greasy or unhealthy. Weight gain will occur and it is not always possible to walk to the gyms in high amounts of snow. My advice is stock up in walmart and use out your points by creating food plans early or at the beginning of the week.Find friends and share feed a friends as well.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms in Nixon, Alumni, Chautauqua, University Commons, Gregory and McGinnies are relatively close to academic buildings, and are first to fill up. Dorming in the more distant dorms makes going to class increasingly difficult when it is snowing or close to freezing. Make sure to bring snow pants and layer clothing while in Fredonia. And the best time to tour is when classes are still in session, like february or april, but remember it is only warmer towards the end of April and May, meaning that September - April is usually pretty cold.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I've heard some horrible stories about certain places/landlords, but most options seem alright

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't tried too many places, but there are some pretty decent ones

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Some can be stubborn or not give any warnings, which can be a headache to take care of during busy weeks

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It is hard to eat healthy, but there are enough options

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The resident directors/assistants are very nice and helpful. Living on campus is nice since I can go to the library or other campus buildings whenever I need to

4 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness in the dorms may seems and get annoying but having people sign in and only using one door during the night is a great garentee of student safety

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I had no trouble recieving financial aid

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food gets old after awile. there is healthy options you just have to chose to eat them. Starbucks food seems fake to me

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I really enjoyed living on campus, everything was close to get to. The classess were close to walk to, the book store and the food places were very close to the dorms so the walk to get to places were very nice. The campus is very pretty and has up to date materials.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: From what I can tell the housing off campus isn't bad, but I have never lived off campus before.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love going off campus for food to switch it up. Maria's and Calios both deliver to campus as well, so that's nice. Nothing is too expensive.


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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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