SUNY College at Oswego

Oswego, NY, USA
3.91 Average Rating

With campus situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, SUNY College at Oswego is a public university in northern New York State. SUNY Oswego is home to schools of Education, Liberal Arts, Communication, and Business conferring degrees in over 60 fields of study. Throughout the year, SUNY Oswego schedules a number of all-campus social gatherings beginning with the Welcoming Torchlight and culminating in OzFest. For sports fans, SUNY Oswego’s hockey rivalry with SUNY Plattsburgh is celebrated with the campus’s annual White Out Weekend.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
54%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 15, 2019 December 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
94%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
24%
Submitting ACT
97%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Certificate
Total Number of Students
7,986
Total Number of Undergrads
7,081
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
55%
20-39 Students
31%
40-99 Students
11%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,780
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,717
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,627
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,603
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
77%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,087
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,970
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,751

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
71%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,229
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,502
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$229
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
272
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
57%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Lakers
School Colors
Yellow/Green
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Syracuse
New York
Rochester
Albany
Buffalo
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
A great place for teaching, broadcasting, and sciences. The winters are brutal, it snows all the time! A great place for extra curricular activities!
Jessica from Bridgewater, NJ
If you attend Oswego not only will you get an amazing in class experience, but outside the classroom you will have the time of your life. If I could go back and start college again, at Oswego, I would in a heartbeat. It will change who you are as a person for nothing but the better.
Josh from Clay, NY
SUNY Oswego is extremely far away from home, but I know that I definitely made the right choice. People here are extremely friendly, you just have to get to know them. The weather is beautiful and lakeside residence halls are just as great because of the view in the summer and spring.
I do caution those who consider coming here, like most other reviews, to invest in warm clothing and snow boots for the winter season. You will be ecstatic that you did, trust me.
I am currently a sophomore and a peer advisor on campus so the best thing to do when you come is get to know your professors, they will be helpful in so many ways. Also, move around campus and find all the buildings, this place is huge and there is so much to do.
Desiree from Bronx, NY
Oswego is really a nice small big school. It's the perfect size if you want to have the intimacy of a small school and the benefits of of a big school such as college pride in a major team (hockey).
Aiyana from Bronx, NY
It is an excellent college to be part of
I am very proud of being part of this college
I would continue to do the best with this great opportunity of higher education
Marta from Oswego, NY
Oswego is pretty strong academically, especially in the Schools of Business and Educations. It has a lively social life with a lot of campus events and tons of bars. Overall, it is a great party school where you can still get an education and enjoy the experience of being away from home.
Christopher from Center Moriches, NY

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