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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
SUNY Oneonta is an above-average public college located in Oneonta, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,828 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the SUNY Oneonta acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Communications, Psychology, and Managerial Economics. Graduating 71% of students, SUNY Oneonta alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,800.
About SUNY College at Oneonta...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820
Branch of
SUNY System
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SUNY College at Oneonta Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1040-1190
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,687/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,634/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,828Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
112
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Long Island party animal
    57%
  • Sociable
    38%
  • Kind
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.72 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    43%
  • Friendly
    28%
  • Cold
    13%
  • Student-run
    13%
  • Challenging
    3%
  • Too concerned with cliques
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
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SUNY College at Oneonta Reviews

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I’m a Freshman at Oneonta, and in the short time that I’ve been at Oneonta I’ve learned a whole lot. As a first in family minority student, I was reluctant to go to a big school not known to have a diverse student body. However, I’ve noticed the freshman student body is more diverse than I expected and the school is not as big as I thought. I see many of the people in my hall around campus. The class sizes are small 15-25 students. The city of Oneonta is cute and transportation to the mall and other main spots is easily accessible. The RA’s are always there to help me with anything big or small. The freshman dorms seem to be the newest! The food is okay, it’s not moms cooking but there’s a lot of selections and 3 main dining halls around campus. Professors have overall been very supportive and helpful. Overall my experience has been very good. There’s many clubs and organizations that can help one branch out and meet new people, College is what you make it!
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I'm currently a freshman at SUNY Oneonta. Although I've only been on campus for less than two months, I can safely say that committing to this school was the best choice for me. Academic wise, all of my professors have been nothing but accommodating and knowledgeable. Keeping on top of school work is easy if you're a hard worker. If you slack off, good luck. The freshman dorms are newly renovated. The students body is very outgoing, it is easy to get involved and make friends. One of the negative things I've found, however, is that the food is kind of questionable sometimes. Some dining halls are better than others (Wils > Hulbert). However, there are tons of delicious places off campus that are only a bus ride away and take dragon dollars (plus-- Mills Market Is a blessing for late night cravings). Night life is fun but can get old if you don't switch up what you do every now and then. College is what you make of it, honestly, and I'm happy with my choice here.
SUNY Oneonta has a strong Residential Life Program that integrates students into the campus community and provides a lot of different activities on campus and off campus in the city of Oneonta.

SUNY Oneonta has knowledgeable faculty who are dedicated to helping students achieve. My former adviser is still available for me to ask questions post graduation and helps me out. My professors were responsive and attentive, and I received a high quality education.

The only room for improvement that I would say would be the reliability of the Financial Aid Department. My Financial Aid counselor was difficult to get a hold of and was out of the office periodically. Additionally, I wasn't entirely informed on the serious commitment I was making financially that I am experiencing now. I'd say be informed students yourselves and research different loan options and responsibilities before going to the school rather than relying on your counselor to know everything.