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State University of New York at Oswego

  • Oswego, NY
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 52%48%
    student ratio
  • 7,328
    total students
  • $5,870 | $15,320
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 48%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 555
    sat math
  • 545
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 24
    act composite

Overview

The State University of New York at Oswego Provides a Liberal Arts and Career Focused Education with an Interdisciplinary Approach, and Valuable Hands-On Experience

SUNY Oswego, offers a scenic campus of nearly 700 acres on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Students at SUNY Oswego learn in a dynamic and supportive environment with a large and diverse community of students.

Over 8,100 members of the campus community broaden their learning horizons through 110 different programs of study. Students receive a quality liberal arts education, with opportunities for a career focused education while gaining valuable hands-on experience through directed research, internships, co-ops, study abroad and other experiential programs programs.

SUNY Oswego offers a supportive environment in which students can become part of the community, taking courses from various academic areas in order to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and receive a broad, multidisciplinary liberal arts education. These innovative programs help Oswego students prepare for the future.

SUNY Oswego Helps Incoming Students Settle into a Diverse Community Where Personal Connections Are Created

SUNY Oswego offers a uniquely scenic location. Oswego's 700-acre campus is surrounded by trees and offers plenty of space for students to find valuable experiences outside of the classroom. First-year students receive a number of special orientation programs to help them adjust to life on the college campus, ranging from a universal new student orientation, to personal faculty advisers and peer advisers assigned to each student.

Students interested in further integrating their first year into their academic life can take special FirstChoice programs with small classes designed for incoming students, ranging from service learning exploration to life skills classes.

Students live in one of twelve residence halls, including the special First-Year Residential Experience hall where students live together and work together, from special freshman seminar courses to hall council meetings. These programs help new students to make connections with other students, learn more about college, and prepare for both academic and social success.

SUNY Oswego Offers Over 100 Programs of Study in Business, Education, Communication and Media, and Liberal Arts and Sciences

SUNY Oswego is divided into four main schools and allows students to earn the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degrees.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers American studies, anthropology, applied mathematics, applied mathematical economics, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, cinema and screen studies, cognitive science, computer science, creative writing, economics, electrical and computer engineering, English, French, geochemistry, geology, German, global and international studies, history, human development, information science, language and international trade, linguistics, mathematics, medical imaging sciences, meteorology, philosophy, philosophy-psychology, physical therapy, physics, political science, pre-optometry, psychology, public justice, sociology, software engineering, Spanish, women's studies, and zoology.

The School of Business offers degree programs in accounting, business administration, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management and information systems, and risk management and insurance.

The School of Communication, Media, and the Arts offers degrees in art, broadcasting and mass communication, communication and social interaction, graphic design, journalism, music, public relations, and theater.

The School of Education offers Bachelor of Science degrees in adolescence education, childhood education, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), technology education, technology management, vocational-teacher preparation, and wellness management.

Special programs also allow students to combine bachelor's and graduate degree programs in subjects ranging from psychology and business, psychology and human computer interaction, chemistry and optometry, and accounting and business.

Oswego Students Learn Outside the Classroom in Over 170 Student Organizations, and NCAA Division III Sports

SUNY Oswego has over 170 student organizations of all types, ranging from academic special interest clubs to social and cultural celebratory organizations. Students can involve themselves in performing arts including theatre, music, and dance. Campus-wide events are regularly organized, including films, art exhibitions, and open discussions. Students are encouraged to become engaged in the community, whether writing for student publications, working with community service groups, or joining a sorority or fraternity.

At SUNY Oswego, students learn as much outside the classroom as they do in class. Student organizations not only build friendships but encourage active learning and promote leadership and responsibility. In order to support the personal growth that student clubs can create, the Student Senate and Student Association have a budget of over one million dollars to help Oswego serve student needs.

Oswego believes in fostering student-athletes, and competes in the NCAA Division III in 24 sports, including cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, tennis, ice hockey, track and field, basketball, swimming and diving, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, and softball. In addition, Oswego offers students 18 different competitive club sports as well as numerous intramural sports.

Oswego Gives Students the Hands-On Experience and Valuable Internships Needed to Develop Practical Career Skills

Oswego offers numerous opportunities for students to experience hands-on learning to develop practical skills. The Compass will help you explore, discover, and plan your goals. Service learning allows students to benefit the local community while gaining practical experience.

Internships off campus give students hands-on experience developing skills that will help them find jobs after college. The Office of Experience-Based Education offers numerous internships, and past students have worked everywhere from the Bronx Zoo to the Internal Revenue Service to Walt Disney World.

SUNY Oswego Offers Affordable Tuition with Available Financial Aid, So Students Can Prepare for Successful Careers

As a member of the State University of New York, Oswego's tuition is among the most affordable and available at selective colleges across the country. Still, most students receive some sort of need-based financial aid, grants, loans, and work study programs. In addition, Oswego students receive over $4 million worth in merit scholarship aid through the college's Presidential and Merit Scholarship program. Over 75,000 Oswego alumni have gone on to successful careers in the arts, business and commerce, education, government, media, science and technology and much more.


Location & Contact

7060 Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126
USA

Mr.Daniel Griffin

Director of Admissions

Phone: 315-312-2250
Fax: 315-312-3260
Email: admiss@oswego.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Zoology/Animal Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Agricultural Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sales and Marketing/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Technology/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Human Development and Family Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Cognitive Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

48% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied10,351
    • Accepted5,034
    • Acceptance Rate48%
    • Enrolled7,328
    • Female Applicants5,870
    • Females Accepted2,797
    • Female Acceptance Rate47%
    • Male Applicants4,481
    • Males Accepted2,237
    • Male Acceptance Rate49%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.50
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer January 15th Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 545 520 590
    • SAT Math 555 520 590
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 24 22 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$5,870
    • Out-of-state tuition *$15,320
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,311.00
    • Room and board *$12,610.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students7,328
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.67%
    • Black or African American5.85%
    • White or Caucasian78.4%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.16%
    • Asian1.71%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.1%
    • Two or more races2.28%
    • Unknown.15%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.6% representing 15 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students2.02% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 58%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations club/intramural sports, student radio/television stations (WNYO and WTOP), Outdoor Club, Dance Organization (Del Sarte), Accounting Society
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugy Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugy Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty573
    • Full-time Percentage60%
    • Part-time Percentage40%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio18:1 or 7,429 students to 416 faculty


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