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SUNY College at Oswego

Oswego, New York

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SUNY College at Oswego overview
Location Oswego, New York
Online oswego.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
SUNY College at Oswego overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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SUNY College at Oswego, located in Oswego, New York, is a public institution founded in 1861 as the Oswego Primary Teachers Training School. It boasts a lakeside campus on the shores of Lake Ontario, with a notable mix of historic and modern architecture spread across its 696 acres. The college offers a range of bachelor's and master's degree programs, with notable strength in teacher education reflecting its origins, as well as programs in business, psychology, and communications. Oswego maintains a moderately selective admissions process. Housing is available on campus, with several residence halls and townhouses providing accommodation to students. While not primarily known for its athletic programs, SUNY Oswego competes in NCAA Division III sports as the Lakers. The campus is approximately 35 miles northwest of Syracuse, offering both the charm of a small college town and access to a larger metropolitan area.

In the most recent statistical year 12,555 prospective students applied, and 10,365 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,466 enrolled in the school.  5,922 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 984 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,070 plus fees of $1,699. SUNY College at Oswego is ranked 468 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












SUNY College at Oswego is rated within the top 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

SUNY College at Oswego overview
SAT 1070/1260
ACT 19/29
GPA 3.49

Applications Accepted

SUNY College at Oswego overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

New York Resident Tuition

In State Costs for SUNY College at Oswego
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,699
Room and Board $15,440
Budget for Other Expenses$2,300
Total One Year Cost$27,509

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for SUNY College at Oswego
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,699
Room and Board $15,440
Budget for Other Expenses$2,300
Total One Year Cost$37,419

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$44,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by SUNY College at Oswego students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 22%
Business 21%
Communication 11%
Psychology 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%

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