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About Fredonia

Welcome to SUNY Fredonia, a beacon of excellence and value in higher education! Founded in 1826 and situated on a beautiful 256-acre campus, SUNY Fredonia is one of the best comprehensive universities in the country. Located less than an hour from Buffalo, NY, SUNY Fredonia stands out for its exceptional academic programs, vibrant campus life, and strong commitment to student success.

Our strong academic reputation is built on rigorous programs, exceptional faculty, and a holistic approach to education that nurtures the mind and body. At SUNY Fredonia, we aren't just shaping scholars; we're preparing leaders to make a difference in their careers and communities.


Undergrad In-State Tuition

$3,535.00 Tuition (in-state, per semester)

$7,595.00  Residential Living Rate and Meal Plan*

*Rates based on complete 21-meal plan and standard, double-occupancy room.

Graduate In-State Tuition

$4,239.00  NYS Resident Tuition*

$471.00  NYS Tuition Per Credit Hour

*Semester rates based on a full-time 9 credit load.

Non-Resident, Fully Online Tuition

$565.00 Cost Per Credit Hour

$70.55 Fees per Credit Hour

Fall scene

12:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

Understand the benefits of a low student-faculty ratio

Why It Matters

Exceptional Experience

Fredonia students getting fit on the climbing wall

Keeping Fit

Workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center, two gymnasia, swimming arena, diving well, ice arena, and track.

Study abroad

Study Abroad Opportunities

With hundreds of travel opportunities across SUNY, you can travel almost anywhere!

Fredonia students enjoy small class sizes, like this group meeting with their math professor

Individualized Instruction

With a 12:1 student-to-faculty-ratio, Fredonia students are individuals in every classroom.

Fast Facts


  • Total: 3,236
  • Undergraduate: 2,880
  • Graduate: 356
  • 60:40 Female-Male Ratio

Student diversity

  • 7% African American students
  • 11% Hispanic/Latino students
  • 2% Asian students
  • 2% foreign students
  • 3% students of two or more races
  • 2% other or unknown
  • Our students come from 34 different states and 19 different countries

  • 85-95 middle 50% of high school GPA
  • 1070-1260 middle 50% of SAT scores
  • 18-23 middle 50% of ACT scores

Since 2020, Fredonia has been test-optional.

2024-25 Yearly Costs at Fredonia

Annual Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Fredonia is committed to assisting students and parents in making it as affordable as possible. When you’re preparing to apply for financial aid, it’s helpful to know approximately what your costs will be. The chart below will serve as a guide for estimating your full-time education costs at Fredonia.*

Billed by the Student Accounts Office

 NY State resident - Undergraduate, AnnualOut-of-state resident or International - 
Undergraduate, Annual
NY State resident - Graduate, AnnualOut-of-state resident or International - 
Graduate, Annual

Total, Annual$24,421$35,361$28,661$41,851

* Other non-billed costs, such as books and supplies, transportation and other personal expenses, may vary by student between $1,500 and $2,000 for an academic year. 

Please note that International students have an additional International Student fee of $180.00.

  • $24 million in grants and scholarships awarded this year
  • $4.3 million in merit-based scholarships
  • 90% of undergraduate students receive financial aid
  • 78% of undergraduates are receiving a grant or scholarship
  • 97% of first-year students are receiving financial aid
  • 94% of first-year students are receiving a grant or scholarship
  • 40% of Undergraduates receive Pell Grant
  • 38% of Undergraduates receive TAP (NYS’s Tuition Assistance Program)
  • 19% of Undergraduates receive Excelsior Scholarship

  • 22 average class size
  • 12:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 87% full-time faculty with highest degree in their field
  • Over 1,000 study abroad programs in more than 60 countries on all seven continents available through SUNY!  
  • 15% of Fredonia students will study abroad at one point in their undergraduate career; that's higher than the national average of 10%

Fredonia is a member of the competitive SUNY Athletic Conference (SUNYAC). 


  • Women: 11 programs (soccer, tennis, volleyball, cross country, basketball, swimming and diving, track and field - indoor and outdoor, lacrosse, softball and cheerleading)
  • Men: 8 programs (soccer, cross country, basketball, hockey, swimming and diving, track and field - indoor and outdoor, and baseball)


  • Indoor facilities: A new state-of-the-art fitness center, two gymnasia, swimming arena, diving well, ice arena, track
  • Outdoor facilities: University Stadium soccer and lacrosse fields, practice soccer fields, baseball field, softball field, outdoor running track, cross-country running course, and basketball and tennis courts.

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