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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B-
  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 5,942 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the SUNY Oneonta acceptance rate is 51%. Popular majors include Communications, Managerial Economics, and Psychology. Graduating 76% of students, SUNY Oneonta alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,800.
108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820
Branch of
SUNY System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference

SUNY Oneonta Rankings

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

SUNY Oneonta Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
910-1180
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,012/ 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
$8,799/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.69 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,942Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
104
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Long Island party animal
    57%
  • Sociable
    38%
  • Kind
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.74 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    40%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Cold
    12%
  • Student-run
    12%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Challenging
    2%
  • Too concerned with cliques
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
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 Oneonta Reviews

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SUNY Oneonta gave me the best 4 years of my life. I made lifelong friends, danced with my best friends on the Terpsichorean Dance Company, was given the opportunity to choreograph, took amazing classes that helped better me as a future educator, met the love of my life, and was given multiple independent study opportunities. I helped create an after school math program with a professor and helped conduct research and transcribe materials on past student teaching records from the early 1900s into an Excel Spreadsheet. All of the professors and staff were so kind. I really enjoyed living on campus all 4 years. The RAs and other resident hall staff were able to create a warm, friendly, and fun environment to live in. I always enjoyed going to their socials and programs. I also go to tutor mathematics on campus in the Student Learning Center and was able to teach yoga classes with my best friend through the Intramurals Department. I miss SUNY Oneonta!
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I come from East Harlem, NY. Coming from a big city, you’d be nervous to be stuck in the mountains for 8 months, but sure enough, Oneonta became my home away from home. I’ve had a more than welcoming experience to Oneonta, from walking around town to shopping at Southside to engaging in campus-wide activities including my favorite which is Battle of the Red Dragons. I can’t wait to return!
I had a pretty good time here. The campus is pretty average, it’s not too big and it’s not too small. Pretty mids town and surrounding area, unless you really love nature and picturesque mountains.
I had a plethora of interesting and well-versed professors who made class and learning enjoyable. Minimal guidance in the student advisors department, so if you’re one of those few students who go to SUCO and actually care about their education you should be able to hold your own when it comes to picking out classes and and choosing your academic path.
The majority of residence halls are in need of a renovation, and the food quality in the dining halls NEEDS to be addressed. Good thing there are several restaurants in town that absolutely slap.
Overall, this is a pretty big party school and the majority of students aren’t that serious but that’s okay because you’ll have the library to yourself if you are.