Located in the beautiful hills of Central New York, Oneonta is part of the 64-campus State University of New York system. We offer over 60 undergraduate programs, including an internationally accredited Business Economics program and nationally accredited programs in Dietetics, Education, Human Ecology, Music, and Theatre.
If you’re seeking a peaceful environment with plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors, look no further than Oneonta, New York: a safe, friendly city known for its small-town ambiance and vibrant arts and entertainment scene. SUNY Oneonta’s 318-acre campus overlooks the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about halfway between Albany and Binghamton and three and a half hours from New York City.
A quality education at an affordable cost
SUNY Oneonta consistently gains recognition for delivering excellence and value. The college sits at #20 on the 2022 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region and is ranked #119 on Money magazine's "Best Colleges 2020" list."
Qualified applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships ranging from $1,000–$8,000. This past academic year, SUNY Oneonta awarded over $7.5 million in scholarships, and nearly a quarter of the current freshman class received scholarship support.
Putting learning into practice
At SUNY Oneonta, you’ll have many opportunities to take an active role in your learning. With small class sizes and a close-knit campus community, students get plenty of interaction with faculty members who are not just scholars and teachers but also club advisors, research partners, and mentors.
Faculty members frequently invite students to participate in research projects, and the College offers grants to support independent research and travel to regional, national, and international academic conferences.
Our strong alumni network spans the globe, demonstrating the leadership and accomplishment that exemplify a SUNY Oneonta education. Alumni frequently return to campus to speak to classes, and students make connections that lead to internships and jobs through events like the Backpacks to Briefcases networking day and our on-campus and New York City Internship Fairs.