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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 6,836 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the SUNY Oswego acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Radio and Television. Graduating 66% of students, SUNY Oswego alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.
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
Branch of
SUNY System
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
54%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1080-1220
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,315/ 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
$7,077/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

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.95 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,836Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
289
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Party school
    31%
  • School with the most bars per square mile in NY
    30%
  • We have our act together
    13%
  • High quality education
    9%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Very prestigious!
    5%
  • Extremely nice and willing to help
    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.115 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Good School
    30%
  • Great, but quite cold.
    19%
  • Fantastic!
    16%
  • Awesome!
    9%
  • It kind of sucks
    9%
  • Pretty good, but insanely cold
    6%
  • Fun
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ 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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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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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.
SUNY Oswego has really great professors that know what they're doing. If you ever have a problem you can go to so many people for help! The food is really good in certain dining halls, and it depends on what is there. They have a soup, salad and sandwich station all the time. They also have cereal and breakfast foods all the time. The party scene is also really good if you're into that.