State University of New York at Fredonia offers a variety of undergraduate majors in the arts, humanities, and the natural and social sciences, as well as professional programs, and graduate master’s and advanced certificate programs in many areas.

Faculty and professional staff are committed to providing a high quality educational experience through classroom teaching and performance and research opportunities. Small class sizes reflect our dedication to a personal approach in helping you to achieve your educational goals.

Community and Region

State University of New York at Fredonia is located in the heart of northern Chautauqua County at Exit 59 of the New York State Thruway. Students have the advantages of a small campus but are just a short drive away from major metropolitan areas. The neighboring city of Dunkirk is located on the shores of Lake Erie, which along with Chautauqua Lake, offer ideal locations for faculty/student research projects in the natural sciences. Nearby ski centers beckon students during the winter months.

Your Educational Experience

We provide learning opportunities that reflect an educational philosophy based on the evolution of the total student. Fredonia’s Honors Program provides unique educational opportunities to highly motivated students. Internships and research opportunities are available and encouraged in several academic areas. You also can participate in study abroad programs conducted by Fredonia and other cooperating colleges and universities.

In Support of Your Education

We believe that for students to achieve success, academic programs require the support of the entire campus community. Our academic and student services are exceptional, and reflect our dedication to your growth and development. State University of New York at Fredonia and the Fredonia College Foundation awarded over a million dollars in scholarships for the most recent academic year. In addition, our Financial Aid Office works diligently to help students to obtain maximum aid through federal and state programs.

Your Life on Campus

A combination of strong educational options combined with a high quality of student life is the right formula for success. Participation in student activities, campus governance, and sports can contribute to a heightened sense of self-awareness and self-assurance. Fredonia’s residence halls provide you with a comfortable and secure atmosphere with activities planned by residents. Our University Commons combines a residence hall with the college bookstore, a convenience store, and a Starbucks Coffee shop. In addition to our student newspaper, radio and television stations, music, dance and theatre activities are open to all students, regardless of major. There are Greek organizations, a Leadership development program, and many intramural and intercollegiate sports teams.