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State University of New York at Oswego
Oswego, NY
SUNY College at Oswego, founded in 1861, is a public, multipurpose college of arts and sciences. The three SUNY College at Oswego schools (the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and the School of Education) together offer more than 100 major, cooperative, preprofessional and graduate programs. Extensive internship and overseas study options and a college-wide honors program are also available. The school also features an extensive program of student-run organizations and athletic opportunities. Oswego's beautiful 696-acre campus is on the shore of Lake Ontario, 35 miles northwest of Syracuse.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 7,150
   Women 3,582 (50.1%)
   Men 3,568 (49.9%)
Graduate Students 854
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 54% of 10,715 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.50
SAT Math 553 average
510-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 544 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $23,547
Out-of-state: $33,397
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $7,957
Out-of-state: $17,807
  Room and Board $13,390
Average Percent of Need Met 83%
Average Freshman Award $12,366
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 345
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Oswego Population 18,147
Nearest Metropolitan Area Syracuse
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 60% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 3% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
8.6% Black/African-American
11.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.8% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students 1.9% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning 80.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 49.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 25.0%