Freshmen Admissions

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
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Fall 2014 Fast Facts

5,000 Undergraduates
200 Graduate Students
6,200 Freshmen Applicants
3,100 Freshmen Accepted
1,072 Freshmen Class Size
2,459 Students On-Campus 

Fall 2014 Class Profile

89% Average Cumulative GPA
1090 Average SAT 
(Critical Reading and Mathematics)
24 Average ACT Composite Score 

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Admissions Information

Admission to Fredonia is competitive. Mean scores for the class of 2014 are a cumulative high school average of 89%, 1090 SAT score (critical reading and math sections combined), and a 24 ACT composite score. The above scores are averages; we encourage applications from students who have taken a strong college-preparatory program in high school and rank in the top half of their high school class.

We do consider other applicants based on special talents such as fine and performing arts, athletics, leadership, etc., and our Educational Opportunity Program considers students who are academically and financially disadvantaged.


Early Decision

Fredonia participates in Early Decision (not Early Action). Early Decision is a binding agreement. Should a student be admitted through Early Decision, they are asked to withdraw all other college applications. 

The Early Decision application deadline is November 1st.  Letters notifying Early Decision applicants of their status will be sent beginning the first week of December.

Students accepted through Early Decision will have a deposit deadline of January 15th. 


Freshmen Requirements

Fredonia participates in a rolling admissions process. Most students find they have applied by the Thanksgiving holiday. Decisions are made on a rolling basis until all spots in all programs are filled. Students seeking traditional admission (not early decision) are required to submit a deposit by May 1st to hold their spot in our fall class.

Successful freshman candidates complete at least 16 college preparatory courses (which in New York State equals regents coursework) during high school, including 3 or 4 years each of science, math and foreign language, and rank in the upper half of their graduating class. You are also required to submit an essay and at least one letter of recommendation.  Home-schooled students have additional requirements

You must take the SAT or the ACT in order to be considered for admission. Fredonia recommends - but does not require - that high school students take the writing section on whichever exam they choose to take. Writing scores will not factor into the admissions decision process.

Click here for more information on the application process.


About Fredonia

Fredonia is a selective, comprehensive, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, it is among the most storied schools in the system, home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business.

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