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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
    A-
  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 6,868 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the SUNY Oswego acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. Graduating 66% of students, SUNY Oswego alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,300.
About SUNY Oswego...
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

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
Rolling Admissions
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
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses

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 62 responses
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  • Party school
    31%
  • School with the most bars per square mile in NY
    31%
  • We have our act together
    13%
  • High quality education
    10%
  • Very prestigious!
    5%
  • Extremely nice and willing to help
    3%
  • Friendly
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.113 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.125 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Good School
    31%
  • Great, but quite cold.
    18%
  • Fantastic!
    17%
  • Awesome!
    9%
  • It kind of sucks
    9%
  • Fun
    5%
  • Pretty good, but insanely cold
    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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Great school for getting involved and making friends! Academics are good but not outstanding, wish they had more variety of classes. Study abroad services are pretty lacking. Career services are spectacular! Have received resume writing help and internship placement services. Hockey is huge and a school-wide event here! Overall, good school.
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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!
I have been going to SUNY Oswego as an out of state student for three years now and while I enjoy going to school here it isn't the best of the best. The teachers depending on the department, actually care about teaching and the administration tries there best to provide programs and opportunities for students, but they aren't all amazing. The best part about SUNY Oswego to me, is the amount of job they have available to students on campus. There are over 400 student job opportunities and as someone who will be paying off a lifetimes worth of loans, I definitely enjoy having so many options. Overall, at SUNY Oswego you alone are the one that can make your experience great, no one is going to force you to participate or connect with things happening on campus, which in a way can be good in helping foster independence but it call also be bad because then you aren't sure who can help you and if they will help you.