7,125
Students
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Avg. Financial Aid
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Admission Difficulty
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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.

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.

Please visit oswego.edu/visit to schedule a visit or view our virtual tour.

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 110 Programs of Study in Business, Education, Communication and Media, and Liberal Arts and Sciences

SUNY Oswego offers students more than 110 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.

For more information about our programs, please visit oswego.edu/programs/ or apply at oswego.edu/admissions/apply-now

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 $5 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.

For more information about financial aid and scholarships, please visit oswego.edu/admissions/

Location & Contact

Address 7060 State Route 104
Oswego, NY  13126
United States
Contact Mr. Daniel Griffin
Director of Admissions
Email: admiss@oswego.edu
Phone: 315-312-2250
Fax: 315-312-3260

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business Administration And Management Checkmark
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Human Resources Management Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
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Mass Communication/media Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Teacher Education Checkmark
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Health Teacher Education Checkmark
Sales And Marketing/marketing And Distribution Teacher Education Checkmark
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Technology/industrial Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Checkmark
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Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology Checkmark
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Geochemistry Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
International Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

10,715
Applied
5,824
Accepted
7,125
Enrolled
54%
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Female Admissions

5,934
Females Applied
3,139
Females Accepted
53%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,781
Males Applied
2,685
Males Accepted
56%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.5
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.7
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported January 15th Yes
Other early decision plan November 5th December 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 24 22 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,870
In-state
16,650
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,570
Full-time student fees
14,140
Room & board
8,790
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

11,491
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,201
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
500
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,494
Avg. Loan Aid
2,413
Avg. Grant Aid
7,880
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
81%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,125
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
3%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.89%
Black or African American 9.05%
White or Caucasian 70.69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.24%
Asian 2.84%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.01%
Two or more races 2.57%
Other 0.17%

Gender

Male (50.6%)
Female (49.4%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 62%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Quest, May Day/Spring Fling and Family and Friends Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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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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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
Oswego Guardian

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No 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
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 No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No 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 No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No 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 No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

578
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 375
Part-time - 203
Male - 294
Female - 284
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