SUNY -- Oswego

Oswego, NY

SUNY College at Oswego, founded in 1861, is a public, multipurpose college of arts and sciences. Its 696-acre campus is located in Oswego, 35 miles northwest of Syracuse, on the shore of Lake Ontario.

Tuition & Fees

$8,717

$18,627

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
57%
400-499
12%
700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
57%
400-499
13%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,848
Declined + 5,851
Total Received 12,699
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Public

6,920

undergraduate students

910

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Broadcasting/mass Communication
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 2543
ACT 2942

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School Facts

SUNY College at Oswego, founded in 1861, is a public, multipurpose college of arts and sciences. Its 696-acre campus is located in Oswego, 35 miles northwest of Syracuse, on the shore of Lake Ontario.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 7,830
Established in 1861
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Oswego, NY

696-acre campus in Oswego (population: 17,465), 35 miles from Syracuse; branch campus in Phoenix. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Syracuse. School operates campus shuttle. Public transportation serves campus.

SUNY — Oswego
7060 State Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
13 fraternities 6% of male students
 
11 sororities 5% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
57%
400-499
12%
700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
57%
400-499
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,848
Declined + 5,851
Total Received 12,699

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Victoria Furlong
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 315 312-2250
F: 315 312-3260
admiss@oswego.edu

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,118

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,070
Room & board $14,290
Additional fees $1,647
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $24,007
Average Financial Aid - $11,118
Total with Avg. Aid $12,889

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,259,980
State $13,167,941
Institutional $4,625,022
Other external $822,441
Total $33,875,384

Non-need-based

Federal $11,208
State $141,695
Institutional $1,852,655
Other external $152,297
Total $2,157,855

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 315 312-2248
F: 315 312-3696
finaid@oswego.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Rodrick Andrews
Director of Financial Aid
roderick.andrews@oswego.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Argentine tango, dance, fishing, paintball, step team, swing dance

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Athletic Directors

Susan Viscomi (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, ECAC (Division I, Football I-AA), SUNY Athletic Conference, New York State Collegiate Track Conference
Mascot
Lakers
School colors
green and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Business Administration
Adolescent Education
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematical Economics
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Broadcasting
Broadcasting/Mass Communications
Business Administration
Chemistry
Childhood Education
Childhood/Special Education
Cinema/Screen Studies
Cognitive Sciences
Communications Studies
Computer Science
Counseling Services
Creative Writing
Curriculum/Instruction
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Finance
Fine Arts
French
Gender/Women's Studies
Geochemistry
Geology
German
Global/International Studies
Graphic Design
Graphic Design/Digital Media
Health Services Administration
History
Human Development
Human Resources Management
Human Services/Counseling
Human/Computer Interaction
Industrial Training/Development
Information Sciences
Journalism
Language/International Trade
Linguistics
Literacy Education
Literacy Education 5-12
Literacy Education Birth-Grade 6
Management Accounting
Management Sciences
Marketing
Mathematics
Mental Health Counseling
Meteorology
Music
Operation/Information Systems
Philosophy
Philosophy/Psychology
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Psychology/Human Computer Interaction
Public Justice
Public Relations
Reading Education
Risk Management/Insurance
School Administration/Supervision
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Strategic Communication
Teaching English Education to Speakers of Other Languages
Technology Education
Technology Management
Theatre
Vocational Teacher Education
Vocational/Technical Education
Wellness Management
Zoology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Broadcasting/mass Communication
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-veterinary science

7,830

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

6,920
students

Female
51%
3,495

Male
49%
3,425

12%

910
students

Female
65%
591

Male
35%
319

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

6,561
students

Female
51%
3,312

Male
49%
3,249

6%

359
students

Female
51%
183

Male
49%
176

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.30
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nepal
Repulic Of Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Maria Kopnitsky
International Enrollment Manager
315 312-2118
intled@oswego.edu

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