Our curriculum is strengthened by a nationally recognized General College Program, a core of liberal education studies you'll complete regardless of your major. Our students receive support and guidance through our Office of Academic Advising, and our Honors Program provides unique educational opportunities to highly motivated students.
At Fredonia, internships are available and encouraged in several academic areas. Many departments offer you the opportunity to participate in faculty research, often culminating in presentations at national conferences. You also can participate in overseas study programs sponsored by Fredonia and other affiliated colleges and universities.
Campus Life & Activities
Fredonia offers more than 120 clubs and activities to meet your individual interests. You will have the opportunity to select from both academic and social experiences. Intramural athletics, music and theatre activities, Greek life, student government, Fredonia Fest, Superdance, an award-winning student newspaper, a leadership program, and a host of specialized interest activities await you.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs, dedicated to the premise that all cultural heritages can be celebrated, combines talents and resources with such organizations as Latinos Unidos, the Black Student Union, and the Native American Student Organization to offer a comprehensive array of programs.
The majority of students live on campus in one of our 13 residence halls. You have the choice of living in suite or corridor style accommodations. Single sex, coeducational and independent style halls are offered. The residence halls offer free local telephone service, voice mail, call waiting, cable service, computer ethernet access and computer facilities.
Facilities and Resources
Facilities include a modern library, 13 residence halls, Williams Student Center, Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, 2 science facilities, and the Mason Hall music complex. Steele Hall, the field house and physical education building houses an indoor track, hockey rink, and the Blue Devil Fitness Center. Additional facilities include a health center, and several classroom buildings and specialized facilities. Our college offers student operated television and radio stations, WNYF TV and WCVF AM/FM located on campus. Housing three theatres and two art galleries, the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center showcases the works of our talented students and faculty in our prestigious fine arts programs, and serves as a venue for national and international touring artists.
The physical education complex includes Dods Hall and Steele Hall. Dods Hall contains a gymnasium, a brand new fitness facility, dance studio and racquetball courts. Steele Hall contains an ice rink seating 1,000 and basketball/track arena, which seats 3,000. Outdoor facilities include 16 tennis courts, a baseball diamond, five soccer/multipurpose athletic fields, a 5,000-meter cross country course, 2 sand volleyball courts, and an outdoor track and field area. Additional workout facilities that are found in our residence halls include wellness and aerobic centers. Construction is underway on our new natatorium, which will include a swimming pool, and separate diving well. Throughout the 1990's Fredonia has won several SUNYAC and state titles. In addition, our teams have been ranked nationally in the top ten in hockey, soccer and track.
In order to receive financial aid you must contact your high school guidance office or the financial aid office to request the basic financial aid application form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete this application as early as possible after January 1.
Scholarships are awarded to qualified students at both the college-wide level and at the department level. Fredonia offers scholarships based on academic achievement in high school and SAT or ACT scores. An application for scholarship assistance is mailed to all accepted students. Please contact us for specific information about scholarships.
We pay special attention to your achievement in college preparatory course work and the strength of your high school program. To meet the competition we recommend that you complete four units each in English and Social Studies, and a sequence in foreign language, as well as three to four years each in mathematics and science.
Most successful applicants present a minimum average of B and combined SAT score of at least 1000 or an ACT composite of 20. The college recognizes special talents and circumstances, reviewing each application on an individual basis rather than enforcing rigid "bottom line" statistics. We recognize special talents through our Full Opportunity Program. In addition, we subscribe to the state-sponsored Educational Opportunity Program (EDP at Fredonia) for students with educationally and financially disadvantaged backgrounds.
Applications may be obtained from any school counseling office in New York State or by contacting the Office of Admissions at Fredonia. We offer an early decision program and begin making decisions on a rolling basis in December. Attending an information session or open house is strongly encouraged, but an interview is not required. Students applying into art, media arts, music or theatre must complete a portfolio or music audition.