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SUNY Oswego Overview

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

What Is SUNY Oswego Known For?

1,766 Undergraduate Awards
$25,150 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at SUNY Oswego have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at SUNY Oswego is the post-master's certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 64% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, SUNY Oswego bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,900 a year. That's about 8% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average SUNY Oswego student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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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
#3 Best Value Other Foreign Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Value Radio, TV & Digital Communication Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Value Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Value Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Value Biochemistry & Biophysics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Value Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#95 Best Value Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Best Value Political Science & Government 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
#1 Best German Language Teacher Education Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Value Colleges for German Language Teacher Education College Factual
#1 Best Value Colleges for Other Philosophy College Factual
#2 Best Trade & Industrial Teacher Education Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#3 Best Technology Education Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#11 Best Radio & Television Schools College Factual

Where Is SUNY Oswego?

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Contact details for SUNY Oswego are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7060 State Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315-312-2500
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 considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SUNY Oswego?

69% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
99% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at SUNY Oswego is 69%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 68%, and the acceptance rate for women is 70%.

Average Test Scores

About 99% 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 510 and 600. Math scores were between 510 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for SUNY Oswego  ( 510 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for SUNY Oswego  ( 510 to 590 )
200
800
SUNY Oswego received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for SUNY Oswego  ( 20 to 26 )
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Can I Afford SUNY Oswego?

$25,150 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
4.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SUNY Oswego is $25,150. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SUNY Oswego, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $7,460 a year. That adds up to $29,840 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Oswego is 4.6%. 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

6,211 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,673 undergraduate students at SUNY Oswego, with 6,211 being full-time and 462 being part-time.

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There are also 963 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,211 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Oswego, 48% are male and 52% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 161
Black or African American 682
Hispanic or Latino 833
White 4,181
International Students 122
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

2,536 Took All Classes Online
7,367 Took At Least One Class Online
78.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 7,367 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of SUNY Oswego

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at SUNY Oswego was $7,934 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $17,784. The following table shows how SUNY Oswego is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #1 #1
Public Relations & Advertising #7 #4
Communication & Journalism #40 #56
Communication & Media Studies #43 #49

Online Growth Rankings of SUNY Oswego

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at SUNY Oswego was 78.6%. This is the #489 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SUNY Oswego regardless of major.

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 202 0 78 280
Teacher Education Subject Specific 80 0 79 159
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 145 0 0 145
General Psychology 110 0 0 110
Health & Physical Education 97 0 0 97
Accounting 60 0 22 82
Teacher Education Grade Specific 56 0 22 78
Criminal Justice & Corrections 69 0 0 69
Human Development & Family Studies 67 0 0 67
Marketing 65 0 0 65
General Biology 64 0 0 64
Finance & Financial Management 61 0 0 61
Educational Administration 0 52 0 52
Public Relations & Advertising 46 0 4 50
Fine & Studio Arts 40 0 3 43
Zoology 41 0 0 41
Communication & Media Studies 39 0 0 39
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 36 0 0 36
Mental & Social Health Services 0 10 25 35
Computer Science 33 0 0 33
Writing Studies 33 0 0 33
Electrical and Computer Engineering. 30 0 0 30
Student Counseling 0 19 6 25
Human Resource Management 23 0 0 23
General English Literature 23 0 0 23
Political Science & Government 23 0 0 23
Design & Applied Arts 23 0 0 23
Chemistry 19 0 2 21
Information Science 20 0 0 20
History 19 0 0 19
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 18 0 0 18
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 17 17
International Studies 17 0 0 17
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 17 0 0 17
Geological & Earth Sciences 17 0 0 17
Human Computer Interaction 0 0 15 15
Anthropology 15 0 0 15
Drama & Theater Arts 15 0 0 15
Journalism 14 0 0 14
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 14 0 14
Applied Mathematics 13 0 0 13
Sociology 13 0 0 13
Mathematics 12 0 0 12
Computer Engineering 11 0 0 11
Philosophy 10 0 0 10
Economics 9 0 0 9
Insurance 8 0 0 8
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 2 6 8
Cognitive Science 8 0 0 8
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 8 0 0 8
Music 7 0 0 7
Special Education 0 0 6 6
Teaching English or French 6 0 0 6
Romance Languages 5 0 0 5
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 5 5
Mathematical Economics 5 0 0 5
Ethnic Studies 4 0 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 4 0 0 4
Health Sciences & Services 0 3 0 3
Physics 3 0 0 3
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 2 0 0 2
Other Communication Technology 0 1 0 1
Area Studies 1 0 0 1
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 1 0 1
Gerontology 0 1 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 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
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,766 103 290 2,159

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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