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First-Year Admissions

Fall 2017 Fast Facts

  • 4,400 Undergraduates
  • 250 Graduate Students
  • 6,000 First-Year Applicants
  • 3,400 First-Year Accepted
  • 1,150 First-Year Class Size
  • 2,100 Students On-Campus

Fall 2017 Class Profile

  • 90% Average Cumulative GPA
  • 1120 Average SAT 
  • (EBR&W and Mathematics)
  • 24 Average ACT Composite Score

Admissions Information

Admission to Fredonia is competitive. Mean scores for the class of 2017 are a cumulative high school average of 90%, 1120 SAT score (evidence-based reading & writing, 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 (more information below).

First-Year 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 are required to submit a deposit by May 1st to hold their spot in our fall class.

Successful first-year 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.

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Educational Development Program (EDP/EOP)

The longstanding Educational Development Program at Fredonia is geared toward providing academic support services for academically underprepared and financially disadvantaged students. For more information on the program, or if you think you may qualify, you can find the guidelines and forms through our Educational Development Program Office website. 

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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