SUNY Oneonta is located in rural Central New York. The local area is not wealthy, but is relatively safe. Although the campus is trying to change their reputation, SUNY Oneonta is a "party school." Parties are open every weekend for students who want to drink, and there are several bars frequented by students of drinking age. The school has a Division III athletics program. There is no football team, but soccer is taken seriously at the school. With a meal plan, the campus dining halls offer a wide variety of options for food. Academically, the school is not very challenging, but the classes are on the smaller side, making it easier to connect with faculty. Many students on campus are involved in student activities. Although a degree from this school looks good, it's hard to find a job in the immediate Oneonta, NY area. Overall, this is a great school.