State University of New York, Fredonia: Narrative Description

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Fredonia, NY 14063-1136
Tel: (716)673-3111
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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 2003-04: $1.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3060 per student. Total enrollment: 5,359. Faculty: 440 (252 full-time, 188 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 6,138 applied, 56% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 46% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,745 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 209 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 9 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 53% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. 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 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: $1041 full-time, $43 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $6940. College room only: $4350. 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; 2,449 were occupied in 2003-04. 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 2003-04: $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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