Academic Information

Office of Admissions
Fenner House
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(800) 252-1212 toll free
(716) 673-3251 local
(716) 673-3249 fax

A Tradition of Academic Excellence

At Fredonia you become part of a community of students, scholars, and artists who live, work, and learn together. When you are selected for admission, you join other talented students who share your curiosity about learning. You will get to know your professors and fellow students well and have many opportunities to contribute your own perspectives and questions about the subjects you're learning. Even in an environment steeped in tradition, you'll become knowledgeable about the most recent developments in your field of study and in using technology as a critical part of discovery, communication, and research.

Your professors at Fredonia are passionate about their work and committed to teaching undergraduates. Needless to say, with 82 majors and 41 minors, it's likely we have the program you're looking for! To visit the list of program home pages, click here.

College Catalog

PDF versions of the SUNY Fredonia College Catalog are available by download.

The Honors Program

Working closely with faculty members distinguished both for scholarship and teaching, honors students take four seminar classes. Topics have included "Politics and the Novel," "Ethical Problems in the Natural Sciences," and "The Dilemmas of Institutionalized Evil." Each seminar meets a requirement in the liberal arts and science core curriculum. Honors students also receive a scholarship award and priority registration for classes. We invite students to apply based upon an evaluation of academic credentials; the application requires completion of an essay. Honors Program invitations are sent to selected students in the Spring. Visit the Honors Program website.


The Office of Student Creative Activity and Research (OSCAR) provides support and recognition for your scholarly and creative projects.


At Fredonia you can take advantage of the Internship program coordinated through the Career Development Office. Through paid and unpaid internships in a wide array of fields, you can have hands-on experiences that help you apply classroom learning in a work environment, explore possible career choices, develop useful career-building skills, and make you a more attractive candidate for employment or graduate school.

Advanced Placement and College Credit

Over 30% of our freshmen begin college with advanced standing credit (AP, CLEP and IB) earned in high school. Our Advanced Credit page outlines the Advanced Placement and CLEP exam scores required to receive advance credit at Fredonia. Appropriate classes taken at an accredited college or university will apply toward your degree.

Study Abroad

As a Fredonia student you have the opportunity to choose from over 400 SUNY overseas study programs in 50 different countries. Most students study abroad for a semester in their junior year. Your advisor will help you choose the right program for you.

Learning Center

The Learning Center provides free tutoring services to all Fredonia students. You don't need an appointment, just stop by during drop-in hours. We have peer tutors for many different courses.

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