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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
SUNY Oswego is an above-average public college located in Oswego Town, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,767 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the SUNY Oswego acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Radio and Television. Graduating 64% of students, SUNY Oswego alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.
7060 State Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126
Branch of
SUNY System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference

SUNY Oswego Rankings

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SUNY Oswego Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1070-1240
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
$15,780/ 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
$8,087/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.99 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.99 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    81%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,767Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
314
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responses
  • Party school
    30%
  • School with the most bars per square mile in NY
    29%
  • We have our act together
    12%
  • High quality education
    9%
  • Extremely nice and willing to help
    6%
  • Friendly
    6%
  • Very prestigious!
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.119 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.131 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
  • Good School
    30%
  • Great, but quite cold.
    20%
  • Fantastic!
    15%
  • Awesome!
    8%
  • It kind of sucks
    8%
  • Pretty good, but insanely cold
    6%
  • Fun
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.58 responses
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My SUNY Oswego experience has been very good so far! The college offers clubs for any kind of interest and anyone can start their own club. The academic advisers promote mental and physical health by reminding students of various resources available on campus including free emergency counseling sessions, free regular counseling, the health center, and many programs that can help students transition into the college life. Some of the programs they offer are time management and learning skills programs that everyone can benefit from.
Overall, the college is not as bad as I expected it to be!
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SUNY Oswego is a welcoming, involved campus that feels like home as soon as you arrive. We have a wide variety of clubs and organizations, majors, graduate programs, and much more. There are hundreds of faculty members, all with impressive accomplishments in their careers. They are all very supportive and are here to help in any possible way. Here at Oswego, we have a beautiful campus with updated academic buildings with state-of-the-art resources and many residence halls that accommodate the needs of all students. Located on the shore of beautiful Lake Ontario, there is no other college like Oswego.
SUNY Oswego has so many great ways to get involved. We have over 200 clubs and organizations that students can join. It's a great way to branch out and make connections if you're a new student. At the beginning of every semester we hold an involvement fair where students can meet members of the clubs they are interested in. Between all of our clubs and organizations. There's something for everyone to join!