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?
- 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.
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.
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Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards SUNY Oswego has earned from around the web.
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Where Is SUNY Oswego?
Contact details for SUNY Oswego are given below.
|Address:||7060 State Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SUNY Oswego?
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.
Can I Afford SUNY Oswego?
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
There are also 905 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,767 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Oswego, 50% are male and 50% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of SUNY Oswego students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||676|
|Hispanic or Latino||833|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SUNY Oswego has changed over the last few years.
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.
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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