An "excellent business program," a strong education program, a "successful honors program," and "good study-abroad options" highlight the academic offerings of SUNY-Oswego. Professors seem focused on creating a "personal and comfortable learning environment" for undergraduates.

Overview

Applicants
11,022
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

28%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 590
SAT Math
510 - 600
ACT Composite
22 - 26

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

An "excellent business program," a strong education program, a "successful honors program," and "good study-abroad options" highlight the academic offerings of SUNY-Oswego. Professors seem focused on creating a "personal and comfortable learning environment" for undergraduates. Oswego profs are "knowledgeable about their subject and excited to be in Oswego." They seem to "really care about what you do and want to help you in every way to make sure you do well." Students also appreciate that they "have a lot of opportunities to work with professors on research and other projects outside of the classroom to help build real-world experience." That makes sense to many students, as they view an Oswego education mainly as "preparation for the working world." That said, "some of the GE (general education) professors are not so great." But all-in-all, it's the "amazing professors" who make an Oswego bachelor's degree "a great education for the amount of money you pay." The administration gets only fair reviews. While it "has good intentions at heart," it is "pretty disorganized in many ways."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17.63:1
Total Faculty
570
with Terminal Degree
350

291
Men
279
Women
60
Minority
20
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Al Roker
NBC Today Show weather anchor

Alice McDermott
National Book Award Winner and best-selling novelist

Ken Auletta
New Yorker Columnist and critically acclaimed author

Robert Moritz
Chairman and Senior U.S. Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers

Harold Morse
Founder of The Learning Channel and Ovation TV Network

Heraldo Munoz
International diplomat with U.N. roles

Linda Cohn
ESPN Anchor

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
83
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,764

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,966

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,495

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,362

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,921

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,170
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$15,820
Required Fees
$1,331
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,350
Transportation for Commuters
$900

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

SUNY-Oswego's student body "consists mostly of middle-class to lower-middle-class students from upstate New York." That said, there are also many "from downstate like NYC and Long Island." How do you tell the difference between upstaters and downstaters? Word on campus is that upstaters aren't afraid to occasionally wear their flip flops outside in the winter, while downstaters keep their Uggs on. In addition to permanent residence somewhere in the Empire State, "the majority of students are white." Temperamentally, "the typical student is usually someone who is studious from Sunday to Wednesday, and parties on weekends. "There are some students who don't go to class, and those who don't party," explains an undergrad. "They are all accepted by the community and will have friends in different social cliques." "They normally fit in by finding a club that they enjoy," agrees another.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,193
Out of State

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
18

Demographics

2.10%
Asian
6.71%
African-American
9.32%
Hispanic
79.34%
Caucasian
2.83%
International

51% female
49% male
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

Winter sport enthusiasts be advised, "Oswego offers some awesome winter activities due to the amount of snow we get." These include "one of the best" ice skating rinks, "so ice skating is always a fun activity." In addition, "snowball fights are a must." And of course, "one of everyone's favorite things is going to the home hockey games (we won the national championship in [2007])." "When the weather is nice we have bonfires down by the lake," and "in the summer and spring people will spread out beach towels and get some sun on the lakeside of campus." In addition, "there are also concerts and performers that come throughout the year to the school." "Some students go out on the weekends to parties and bars and others see a movie or go bowling," says one student. Some here think "the city of Oswego has seen better days," finding that because it is "a small city," it lacks the "excitement of big-city life."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
79
First-Year Students living on campus
95%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
76

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
179
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
5

7% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Lakers)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Lakers)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Rainbow Alliance http://events.oswego.edu/registeredorgs

Minority Support Groups: Black Student Union, Carribean Student Association, Asian Student Union, Latino Student Association, International Student Association, ALANA (Asian Latino, African and Native American) Conference http://events.oswego.edu/registeredorgs

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
75

Average Number of PC's per Lab
14

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Katie Maxwell
Sr. Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
229 Sheldon Hall
Oswego, NY 13126-3599

Phone
315-312-2250

Email
admiss@oswego.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Marano Campus Center
Penfield Library and Lake Effect Cafe
Richard S. Shineman Center or Science, Engineering & Innovation
The Village - Townhouses
Rich Hall, School of Business
Rice Creek Biological field station; the spectacular Lake Ontario sunsets are a favorite from every view on campus; Laker Hall (Field House); Johnson Hall (1st Year Residence Hall)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Shores of Lake Ontario/Oswego International Marina
Fort Ontario
Rudy's Restaurant and Bev's Ice cream
Fishing
Destiny USA - Syracuse, NY
Downtown Oswego...movie theater, eateries, shops, museums and restaurants. In addition to the annual City of Oswego Harborfest.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday,Wednesday,Friday, and select Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://oswegolakers.com/staff.aspx

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Please contact academic departments directly.

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Only offered Monday through Thursday.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
There are Centro buses that continuously shuttle students around campus. There are also buses that go downtown and stop at Wal-Mart in Oswego. Two taxi companies also help students get around town. There is a Centro bus that goes to Syracuse to the regional transportation center where students can take Amtrak or Greyhound or Trailways busses home. Syracuse Hancock Int'l Airport is also an option for students.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the North: Take Rte. I-81 south to Rte. 104, then follow Rte. 104 west through the city of Oswego to campus. Note: Within the city of Oswego, Rte. 104 becomes Bridge Street. From the South: Take the New York Thruway north to Exit 16, and proceed west to Binghamton on Rte. 6 (becomes Rte 17). Travel North on Rte. I-81 to Exsit 16A, then north on Rte. 481 through Fulton to Rte. 104 in Oswego. Follow Rte. 104 west to campus. Note: Within the city of Qswego, Rte 104 becomes Bridge Street. From the East: Take the New York Thruway west to Exit 34A (vicinity of Syracuse). Travel north on Rte. 481 through Fulton to Rte. 104 in Oswego. Follow Rte. 104 west to campus. Note: Within the city of Oswego, Rte. 104 becomes Bridge Street. From the West: Take the New York Thruway east to Exit 40 (Weedsport). Proceed north on Rte. 34 to Rte. 104, then east on Rte. 104 to campus. (Or if you perfer, take Rte. 104 directly to campus.) Note: Within the city of Oswego, Rte. 104 becomes Bridge Street.

Local Accommodations
Captain's Quarters (Best Western) 26 E. First St. (Rte. 481) 1-800-528-1234; Days Inn, Rte. 104 E. 1-800-329-7466; Econo Lodge, 70 E. First St. 315-343-1600 or 1-800-446-6900; Oswego Inn, Ltd., 180 E. Tenth St. 315-342-6200 or 1-800-721-7341; Scottish Inn, Rte. 104 W. 315-343-4900
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Key Stats

11,022
Applicants
7,193
Size
48%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

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