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State University of New York at Oswego

Oswego, NY

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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 8,000 members of the campus community broaden their learning horizons through 130 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.

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.

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

SUNY Oswego offers a uniquely scenic location. Oswego's 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 130 Programs of Study in Business, Education, Communication and Media, and Liberal Arts and Sciences

SUNY Oswego offers students more than 130 majors and minors through four divisions: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education. It allows students to earn the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degrees.

Special programs 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.

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is SUNY Oswego's largest academic division. It provides 40-plus undergraduate majors--from American studies to zoology:

  • BA in American Studies
  • BA in Anthropology
  • BS in Biochemistry
  • BA/BS in Biology
  • BA/BS in Chemistry
  • BA in Cinema and Screen Studies
  • BA/BS in Cognitive Science
  • BA/BS in Computer Science
  • BA in Creative Writing
  • BA in Criminal Justice
  • BA in Economics
  • BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • BA in English
  • BA in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • BS in Geochemistry
  • BA/BS in Geology
  • BA in Global and International Studies
  • BA in History
  • BA in Human Development
  • BA in Information Science
  • BA in Language and International Trade
  • BA in Linguistics
  • BS in Applied Mathematical Economics
  • BA in Mathematics
  • BS in Applied Mathematics
  • BS in Meteorology
  • BA in Modern Languages – French, German, Spanish
  • BA in Philosophy
  • BA in Philosophy-Psychology
  • BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • BA/BS in Physics
  • BA in Political Science
  • BA in Psychology
  • BA in Sociology
  • BS in Software Engineering
  • BS in Zoology
  • 3+4 in Optometry
  • 3+3 in Physical Therapy

School of Business

The AACSB-accredited School of Business offers the following undergraduate programs:

  • BS in Accounting
  • BS in Business Administration
  • BS in Finance
  • BS in Human Resource Management
  • BS in Marketing
  • BS in Operations Management and Information Systems
  • BS in Risk Management and Insurance

School of Communication, Media, and the Arts

The School of Communication, Media, and the Arts provides majors and minors, hands-on learning experiences, and flexibility to help students attain their goals. It offers the following programs:

  • BA/BFA in Art
  • BA in Broadcasting and Mass Communication
  • BA in Communication and Social Interaction
  • BA/BFA in Graphic Design
  • BA in Journalism
  • BA in Music
  • BA in Public Relations
  • BA in Theatre

School of Education

The School of Education provides innovative methods that are based in research and fieldwork to help students become counselors, school leaders, teachers, and technical and wellness professionals. It offers the following programs:

  • BS in Childhood Education
  • BS in Adolescence Education
  • BS in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages
  • BS in Technology Education All Grades
  • BS in Wellness Management
  • BS in Technology Management
  • BS in Career and Technical Educator Preparation

Oswego Students Learn Outside the Classroom in Over 200 Student Organizations, and NCAA Division III Sports

SUNY Oswego has over 200 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 19 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 Center for Experiential Learning offers numerous internships, and past students have worked everywhere from the Internal Revenue Service to Walt Disney World.

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

Costs to attend SUNY Oswego include tuition, fees, and room and board. 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 $6 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.

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Location & Contact

Address 7060 State Route 104
Oswego, NY  13126
United States
Contact Mr. Rodrick Andrews
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Phone: 315-312-2250
Fax: 315-312-3260

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Accounting And Related Services, Other Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
Insurance Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
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Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Teacher Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Earth Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
German Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Physics Teacher Education Checkmark
Sales And Marketing Operations/marketing And Distribution Teacher Education Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor Checkmark
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Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Trade And Industrial Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Computer Software Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, Other Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies, Other Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology, General Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geochemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Psychology, Other Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
International Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music Technology Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark


Acceptance Rate

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Female Admissions

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Male Admissions

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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
One recommendation
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.7

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen January 15th Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Transfer January 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 581 540 630
SAT Math 581 530 630
ACT Composite 25 22 29

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
Room & board
Room only

Financial Aid

Avg. Financial Aid Package
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
Avg. Loan Aid
Avg. Grant Aid
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 13.66%
Black or African American 11.33%
White or Caucasian 64.73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 2.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 3.64%
Other 0.27%


Male (47.41%)
Female (52.11%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 54%

Student Activities

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Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Campus events:
Quest, May Day/Spring Fling and Family and Friends Weekend

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Multicultural fraternities and sororities
Most popular organizations:
Club/intramural sports, student radio/television stations (WNYO and WTOP), Outdoor Club, Dance Organization (Del Sarte) and Accounting Society

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark


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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Indoor Track No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Indoor Track No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 339
Part-time - 201
Male - 266
Female - 77
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