B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
SUNY Oswego is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
7060 State Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126
Website
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SUNY Oswego 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
55%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1010-1180
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,381/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,479/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,632/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,854/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,044/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,335/ year
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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
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,868Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Party school
    33%
  • School with the most bars per square mile in NY
    32%
  • We have our act together
    11%
  • High quality education
    9%
  • Very prestigious!
    5%
  • Extremely nice and willing to help
    4%
  • Friendly
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.107 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.119 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Good School
    33%
  • Fantastic!
    17%
  • Great, but quite cold.
    15%
  • Awesome!
    10%
  • It kind of sucks
    10%
  • Pretty good, but insanely cold
    5%
  • Fun
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
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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SUNY Oswego Reviews

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Oswego is not the best place to go if you are looking for academics. If you are looking to stand out of the crowd and apply yourself to school, the competition is not there. It seems what most people care about, in Oswego, is drinking and doing drugs. The dorms are falling apart on west campus, the food is terrible, and the greek life is shot. The sororities honestly chose the trashiest girls. If you sleep around you're popular and will get invited to all the frat parties. Besides the cold weather, hurricane like winds, and the trashy people who aim to just pass by with a C average SUNY Oswego is not worth obtaining a degree. Save your money and attend community college, aim for A-, or A's and apply to a top 50 university. The job market is too competitive and a degree from this place just won't land you a top career. If you're looking to stay mediocre, apply or stay in Oswego. Good luck!
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SUNY Oswego has many opportunities and is full of amazing people. I have met some of the best people here. There is a variety of classes to take, from the arts to the sciences. There are even 3D printers! The campus is located right on Lake Ontario, so there is an amazing view of the lake from almost every building. There is almost always some activity happening on campus, so there is rarely ever nothing to do.
This college has such a great community overall and is very welcoming to people of all backgrounds. Each of the sections of residential halls, such as Lakeside, Central, West Campus, and the village all have their own niche of people. Lakeside is studious and friendly, Central is diversity and service learning, West Campus is urban and lively, and the Village is like a home away from home. Even living off campus is extremely easy as the college hosts an off campus housing fair each year and there is a public bus free for students that goes around most of the town. The Career Services department is award winning and extremely helpful with a focus on experience and industry rather than just major. There is a free health center, which also has a mental health counseling center and reproductive health care. It's a great place to learn and make friends.