About Fredonia

Providing high quality programs and preparing students for success since 1826, the State University of New York at Fredonia has a long, rich history of academic excellence. One of New York State’s original teacher training colleges, specializing in Music Education, Fredonia became a vital part of the new State University of New York system in 1948.

Why Fredonia?

  • 100 academic programs to choose from
  • 87% of faculty hold a doctorate degree in their field and are passionate about teaching and dedicated to helping students succeed in their careers
  • Small class sizes (average 24) lead to close interaction with faculty, plus the chance to conduct research at the undergraduate level - a hallmark of a Fredonia education
  • 96% of graduates are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation

Ranking & Recognition

  • 56th Top Public School (Regional Universities, North), U.S. News & World Report, 2016
  • 13th in ‘Best College Values’, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, 2017
  • 16th Top Public Schools (Regional Universities, North), U.S. News & World Report, 2016
  • 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
  • Carnegie ‘Engaged Campus’ recognition, 2015
  • One of the 100 ‘Best Value in the US’ institutions, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, 2016
14:1 Student to faculty ratio
170 Student run clubs & organizations
19 Sports teams
100 International students
24 Average students per class
96% of graduates employed or in a graduate program one year after graduation
$3 million in merit and scholarships available each year
250 Graduate students
256 Acres of green campus
2,500 Students live on campus
1826 Year founded
4,500 Undergraduates
Fredonia University Map

Business Accredited by the AACSB (only top 5% of all business schools), international entrepreneurship courses across all business majors. Experiential learning focus: mandatory internship, students work on case studies with local businesses gaining hands on experience while building their resume.

Communication The core courses allow all majors to study the communication process as it occurs in both face-to-face and mediated settings, while course work in specialized areas combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on applications.

Science New $60 million Science Center features $5 million in cutting edge instruments and equipment. It boasts an innovative design that maximizes student learning, facilitates student faculty collaboration, and creates spontaneous interactions across disciplines.

Visual and Performing Arts World-renowned School of Music offers top notch facilities, equipment and instruction. Rockefeller Arts center, with a 1,200 seat concert hall, two theatres benefited from a 40,000 square-foot expansion in 2016. State-of-theart labs for majors such Animation/Illustration, Graphic Design and Film and Video Arts.

Education strong reputation for preparing outstanding teachers. Placement for field experience and student teaching starts from the first year.

Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)

The Concurrent Enrollment Program provides a full range of options to support undergraduate and graduate students who fall below the English proficiency requirement. CEP specializes in preparing students for academic success.

The program focuses not only on academic English but also on the skills necessary to be a successful university student.

You will get used to life on campus while working on improving your English language skills. As your English improves you can begin taking university courses while advancing your language skills.

When attending the Concurrent Enrollment Program, you will experience:

University environment The CEP classroom environment mirrors that of the university to prepare you for the style of classes you can expect as a fully enrolled student. You will be exposed to a variety of teaching methods, and the standards and expectations you will face at university. You will also benefit from the attentiveness and support exclusively focused on international students.

Academic English You will develop all the skills needed to use English in an appropriate way at university. You will improve in all areas—reading, writing, speaking and listening—to ensure you are prepared for life as an Fredonia student. You will achieve skills such as creating and giving formal presentations, writing essays, summarizing, critiquing academic texts and far more.

Targeted lessons Our lessons are interactive, interesting and student-centered to ensure you remain highly motivated throughout your time with us. Through our integrated syllabus, you will become familiar and comfortable with the types of courses, assignments and other academic situations you will face when studying at an American university.

Cultural studies To be a successful student in the US requires a developed awareness of the culture. You will learn about accents, diversity, social dos and don’ts, idiomatic language and other important cultural issues. All of this will help you become a more effective student and classmate at university.

Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)


Fredonia English Level chart

Students who do not meet the required TOEFL 71/IELTS 6.0 will be fully immersed on campus in university life while studying full time English in the Concurrent Enrollment Program (IPP 30).


Students who fall below TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.5 will be fully immersed on campus in university life while studying full time English in the Concurrent Enrollment Program (IPP 30).

IPP 30 = 30 Lessons x 45 min per week
IPP 20 = 20 Lessons x 45 min per week
IPP 10 = 10 Lessons x 45 min per week

*After application, online placement tests are available for students who require language proficiency assessment for an individual study plan.

English Level Progress Chart

Expected Progression toward English Proficiency

Fredonia English Level Progress Chart

Undergraduate Programs

Music Industry
Sport Management
Communication Disorders and Sciences
Audio/Radio Production
Communication Studies
Media Management
Public Relations
Video Production
Political Science
International Studies
Political Science/dd>
Exercise Science
Medical Technology
Molecular Genetics
Environmental Sciences
Engineering (Cooperative 3+2)
Industrial Management
Earth Science
Environmental SciencesGame Programming
Grphic Design
Mathematical Sciences
Applied Math
Medical Technology
Molecular Genetics
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Theatre & Dance
Music Theatre
Theatre Arts
Theatrical Production & Design
Arts Administration
Art History
Animation and Illustration
Drawing and Painting
Film & Video Arts
Graphic Design
Applied Music
Music Education (Birth-Grade 12)
Music Therapy
Music Performance
Sound Recording Technology
Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)
Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 6)
Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)
Biology (Grades 7-12)
Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
Earth Science (Grades 7-12)
English (Grades 7-12)
French(Grades 7-12)
Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
Mathematics Middle Childhood Specialist (Grades 5-9)
Music Education (Birth-Grade 12)
Physics (Grades 7-12)
Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
Spanish (Grades 7-12)
Criminal Justice
Social Work
Speech Pathology
Women’s and Gender Studies

Undergraduate Application Requirements

  • High School Transcripts and Diploma
  • GPA: min 2.0/4.0 (some programs have higher requirements)
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Copy of Passport
  • Financial Statement Form and official bank statement evidencing sufficient funds for one year
  • TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.5 (students who do not meet this requirement should apply to the Concurrent Enrollment Program - CEP)
  • Personal statement (CEP students can submit this during their CEP program)
  • Additional Requirements may include Video Audition $60

Graduate Programs

Program Minimum GPA Test Portfolio / Audition
Curriculum & Instruction in Inclusive Education, M.S. Ed.** 3.00 GRE
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), M.S. Ed.* 3.00
Language & Learning, M.A.* 3.00 GRE***
Math Education, M.S. Ed.** 3.00 GRE
Science Learning, M.S.** 3.00 GRE
Music Education, M.M.* 3.00
Music Therapy, M.M.* 3.00
Music Performance, M.M.** 3.00 Audition
Music Theory/Composition, M.M.** 3.00
Program Minimum GPA Test Portfolio / Audition
Biology, M.S. * Undergraduate Degree in Life Sciences 3.00 *
Speech-Language Pathology, M.S. * Pre-requisites apply 3.00 GRE
English, M.A. * Undergraduate Degree in English or related field 3.00
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies, M.A. or M.S. 2.50

Graduate Application Requirements

  • Application form
  • Statement of Intent (waived for CEP Students)
  • Professional resume or CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript (Bachelor’s degree, showing accumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale)
  • $75 Application Fee
  • TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.5 (students who do not meet this requirement should apply to the Concurrent Enrollment Program - CEP)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Financial Statement Form and official bank statement evidencing sufficient funds for one year
  • Additional program requirements if needed (ex. GRE/Audition/Portfolio)

NOTE: WES transcript evaluations may be submitted in place of official transcripts if original is not written in English.

Fredonia Annual Fees 2017/18

Receive an excellent education for a fraction of the cost of many four-year universities.

Undergraduate Graduate
Tuition & Fees $17,936 $23,830
Room & Board $12,630 (Twin room) $13,930 (Single room)
Personal Expenses $1,446 $1,446
Total On-Campus Costs * $32,000 $39,190

*Estimates are subject to change


Fredonia offers approximately $3 million in merit and need based scholarships to academically qualified new and returning students each year.

Students only need to submit the online application and required admission documents in order to be considered.

Scholarships will be awarded to high achieving applicants at the discretion of the international admissions counselor.

Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) Fees 2018

  • CEP Registration Fee $160
  • Accommodation Placement Fee $85
  • Compulsory Student Services Fee $49 per week *
    * Full access to all University services including but not limited to ID card, library access, campus shuttle, fitness centre access and medical care
  • Campus Insurance Fee $37 per week (mandatory)
  • I-20 Document Courier Fee $75
  • Bank Transfer Fee $31
per week
IPP 30 $450
IPP 20 $370
IPP 10 $180
University credits will be charged on a per credit basis
Single Room per week Twin Room per week
Grissom Hall Full board $480 $405
Airport Transfer
One Way
Buffalo Niagara International Airport $150
IPP 30 Start Dates
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Fredonia is closed for Thanksgiving from Nov 21–23
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