Fredonia again named a 'Best College'

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Fredonia is ranked 13th among the top public universities in the North in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges.”

“We are delighted SUNY Fredonia continues to be to be recognized as a top overall public university in the region,” said Fredonia Interim President Dennis Hefner. “Our dedicated faculty and staff work hard everyday to provide the highest quality education for students that is both affordable and accessible. These rankings continue to show the outstanding quality of the student experience at Fredonia.”

In the larger category of both public and private institutions in the North, SUNY Fredonia tied for 56th 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 ranked tied for 15th on social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded Pell Grants.

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 Best College every year since 1989.

The U.S. News and World Report's ranking is one of several strong rankings for Fredonia.  Other accolades for Fredonia this year include:

  • Money Magazine named Fredonia as one of the top colleges in the country for quality and affordability
  • Princeton Review placed Fredonia on the 2020 list of "Best Northeast" colleges for overall quality, and listed Fredonia among the best "Green Colleges" for sustainability
  • Kiplinger's placed Fredonia on its Best College Values list for 2019


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