Parents of Prospective Students

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

Dear Parents,
I want to personally welcome you to our web site and attempt to ease some of the anxiety that surrounds the college selection process. As a parent, SUNY Fredonia is an attractive choice because of several issues.

First and foremost, your son or daughter is not a number here. They are taught by a dedicated and talented faculty that takes pride in student success. Our average class size is only 24 students so it is hard for students to hide!

Secondly, our vibrant campus is patrolled by University Police, a state recognized police force that is dedicated to keeping your son or daughter safe. We are located in the Village of Fredonia, a safe community which gives you greater peace of mind.

Lastly, our affordable tuition is thousands less than comparable private institutions. The value you get for your dollar is second to none. Your son or daughter will be challenged academically and, socially, he or she will make friends and have experiences that truly last a lifetime.

I invite you to visit SUNY Fredonia and see for yourself the wonderful experience that awaits your son or daughter.


Christopher Dearth
Director of Admissions

Parents of current students can find important info at: and get answers to frequently asked questions at:

Here at SUNY Fredonia we understand that parental involvement is immensely important in the college search process. On this page you will find links to help you determine if SUNY Fredonia is the right fit for your son or daughter. SUNY Fredonia is a comprehensive university which is currently ranked 12th in the North among public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Statistics on graduation rates show that Fredonia has the seventh best graduation rate in the nation. Founded in 1826, the campus is among the oldest in the State University of New York and is home to one of the system's premiere music programs.

Fredonia’s degree programs range among more than 100 fields of study in the liberal arts, professions, natural and social sciences, mathematics, education, and emerging fields of technology, service, and communication. The 249-acre campus is distinguished by a master plan designed by I.M. Pei and Partners.

The campus also offers an extensive athletic infrastructure which includes an outdoor track, an indoor fieldhouse, soccer/lacrosse stadium, baseball diamond, indoor ice arena, Natatorium, gymnasia, and tennis courts. SUNY Fredonia is located in Chautauqua County, and is walking distance from Lake Erie beaches. The historic cultural center, Chautauqua Institution, is a short drive away and is a partner to SUNY Fredonia in cultural and intellectual programming. If you should have any questions please email or call us at 800-252-1212.

Quick Facts (From Fall 2009):

Location Fredonia, NY
Campus Size 249 Acres
Enrollment 5375 Undergraduates, 401 Graduate Students
Total Applicants 6632
Freshmen Accepted 3281
Freshmen Enrolled 1148
Average Class Size 24
Student to Faculty Ratio 16:1
Average GPA 89.5%
Average SAT (we utilize the Critical Reading and Math Sections for the SAT to calculate our combined score) 1120
Average ACT 24.5

Majors and Minors - SUNY Fredonia offers a choice of 82 majors and 41 minors to choose from it is likely we have the program your son or daughter is looking for! To visit the list of program home pages, click here.

Contact Information - Office of Admissions SUNY Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063 (800) 252-1212 (716) 673-3251 Fax (716) 673-3249 Email:



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