State University of New York College at Fredonia: Narrative Description

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Fredonia, NY 14063-1136
Tel: (716)673-3111; 800-252-1212; Admissions: (716)673-3251; Fax: (716)673-3249; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1826. Setting: 266-acre small town campus with easy access to Buffalo. Endowment: $10 million. Research spending 2002-03: $1.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3060 per student. Total enrollment: 5,260. Faculty: 432 (253 full-time, 179 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 5,961 applied, 57% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,650 students, 58% women, 42% men. part-time: 202 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 9 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 53% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 81% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Western New York Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: recommendations. Required for some: essay, interview, audition for music and theater programs, portfolio for art and media arts program. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,300 full-time, $429 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1012 full-time, $42 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $6120. College room only: $4050. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 120 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Undergraduate Alumni Council, Communication Club, ethnic organizations. Major annual events: Homecoming, Fredoniafest, Parents' Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,600 college housing spaces available; 2,450 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Reed Library with 396,000 books, 1.1 million microform titles, 2,270 serials, 17,607 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.5 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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