Fredonia again named a 'Best College'

Marketing and Communications staff
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Fredonia is ranked 16th among the top public universities in the North in the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges.”

"Fredonia's consistent rankings and national accreditations make it one of the finest public universities in the North," said Fredonia President Stephen Kolison, Jr., Ph.D. "As a prospective student, you are invited to experience the challenging and rewarding educational and preprofessional opportunities offered at this four-year residential college." 

In the larger category of both public and private institutions in the North, SUNY Fredonia tied for 67th in the top tier of the “Best Regional Universities,” which the magazine defines as those offering primarily bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The rankings compare bachelor's degree-granting institutions from across the U.S. on 15 diverse measures of academic quality.

Fredonia also listed as a top performer on social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded Pell Grants. U.S. News & World Report also lists Fredonia as a "Best College for Veterans" and as a "Best Value School."

The annual rankings represent a comprehensive look at how schools stack up based on a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence, and aims to help students evaluate and compare data compiled almost 2,000 ranked colleges and universities.

The publication’s “North” region includes nearly 200 four-year universities in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

SUNY Fredonia has been ranked as a U.S. News & World Report "Best College" every year since 1989.

The U.S. News and World Report's ranking is one of several strong set of rankings for Fredonia. Money Magazine named Fredonia as one of the top colleges in the country for quality and affordability, and the Princeton Review placed Fredonia on the 2021 list of "Best Northeast" colleges for overall quality and among the best "Green Colleges" for sustainability.


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