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SUNY Oswego Overview

SUNY Oswego is a public institution located in Oswego, New York. Oswego is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is SUNY Oswego Known For?

1,806 Undergraduate Awards
$25,950 Avg Cost After Aid
54% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at SUNY Oswego is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at SUNY Oswego.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from SUNY Oswego with a bachelor's degree make about $43,900 a year. That's 8% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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SUNY Oswego Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SUNY Oswego.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Online Radio, Television & Digital Communication Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SUNY Oswego has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#24 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#29 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#38 Best Communication & Journalism Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#60 Best Value Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#83 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is SUNY Oswego?

Location of SUNY Oswego

Contact details for SUNY Oswego are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7060 State Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315-312-2500
Website: https://www.oswego.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SUNYOswego
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SUNYOswego

How Do I Get Into SUNY Oswego?

You can apply to SUNY Oswego online at: https://www.oswego.edu/admissions/apply-now

Admission Requirements for SUNY Oswego

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SUNY Oswego?

54% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
96% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 54%, SUNY Oswego does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 53%.

Average Test Scores

About 96% of students accepted to SUNY Oswego submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 545 and 610. Math scores were between 530 and 615.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for SUNY Oswego  ( 545 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for SUNY Oswego  ( 530 to 615 )
200
800
SUNY Oswego received ACT scores from 29% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for SUNY Oswego  ( 22 to 27 )
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Can I Afford SUNY Oswego?

$25,950 Net Price
71% Take Out Loans
4.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SUNY Oswego is $25,950. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SUNY Oswego, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $7,229 a year. That adds up to $28,916 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Oswego is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

SUNY Oswego Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,767 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,081 undergraduate students at SUNY Oswego, with 6,767 being full-time and 314 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SUNY Oswego

There are also 905 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,767 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Oswego, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SUNY Oswego

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of SUNY Oswego students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SUNY Oswego Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 193
Black or African American 676
Hispanic or Latino 833
White 4,646
International Students 187
Other Races/Ethnicities 232

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at SUNY Oswego. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 44 countries are represented at SUNY Oswego. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Canada.

Online Learning at SUNY Oswego

541 Took All Classes Online
1,812 Took At Least One Class Online
14.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at SUNY Oswego. In 2017-2018, 1,812 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SUNY Oswego has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 30th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SUNY Oswego

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at SUNY Oswego was 14.7%. This is the #1,089 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SUNY Oswego regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SUNY Oswego majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 25%
Business, Management & Marketing 15%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 27%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SUNY Oswego ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SUNY Oswego.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #11
Public Relations & Advertising #17
Communication & Media Studies #42
Communication & Journalism #63
Criminal Justice & Corrections #154
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #171
Business Administration & Management #331
Business, Management & Marketing #412

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

SUNY Oswego Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 223 0 111 334
General Psychology 153 0 0 153
Teacher Education Subject Specific 67 0 72 139
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 127 0 0 127
Accounting 93 0 17 110
Criminal Justice & Corrections 98 0 0 98
General Biology 86 0 0 86
Health & Physical Education 84 0 0 84
Marketing 79 0 0 79
Finance & Financial Management 70 0 0 70
Teacher Education Grade Specific 55 0 10 65
Zoology 53 0 0 53
Public Relations & Advertising 49 0 0 49
Educational Administration 0 46 0 46
Communication & Media Studies 34 0 11 45
Fine & Studio Arts 41 0 4 45
Computer Information Systems 36 0 0 36
General English Literature 27 0 2 29
Writing Studies 29 0 0 29
History 28 0 0 28
Other Business, Management & Marketing 6 0 19 25
Journalism 25 0 0 25
Human Resource Management 24 0 0 24
Electrical Engineering 24 0 0 24
Political Science & Government 24 0 0 24
Chemistry 14 0 8 22
Mental & Social Health Services 0 7 14 21
Design & Applied Arts 21 0 0 21
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 21 0 0 21
Information Science 19 0 0 19
Student Counseling 0 18 1 19
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 17 17
Human Computer Interaction 0 0 17 17
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 16 0 0 16
Sociology 16 0 0 16
Music 16 0 0 16
International Studies 15 0 0 15
Geological & Earth Sciences 15 0 0 15
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 15 0 15
Economics 13 0 0 13
Applied Mathematics 11 0 0 11
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 11 0 0 11
Anthropology 10 0 0 10
Special Education 0 0 9 9
Insurance 8 0 0 8
Philosophy 8 0 0 8
Drama & Theater Arts 8 0 0 8
Cognitive Science 7 0 0 7
Teaching English or French 4 2 0 6
Computer Engineering 6 0 0 6
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 6 0 0 6
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 6 0 6
Physics 6 0 0 6
Romance Languages 5 0 0 5
Mathematics 5 0 0 5
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 5 0 0 5
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 3 0 0 3
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 3 3
Other Communication Technology 0 2 0 2
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 1 0 1
Area Studies 1 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 1 0 0 1
Other Psychology 0 1 0 1
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,806 98 315 2,219

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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