About SUNY Oneonta

Founded in 1889, SUNY Oneonta. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 5,729 full time undergraduate students, and 326 full time graduate students.

The SUNY Oneonta Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 284 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at SUNY Oneonta include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate52%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range980-1160
ACT Range22-26

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,45% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at SUNY Oneonta.

8%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
52%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
36%
“Sometimes, but not often”
32%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
28%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
40%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
60%
“I feel extremely safe”
42%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
20%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
76%
“They keep regular office hours”
16%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
75%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
12%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
32%
“We only party on weekends”
52%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
58%
“There might be people who do”
25%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
8%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
52%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
16%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
36%
“Sometimes, but not often”
32%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
28%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
40%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
60%
“I feel extremely safe”
42%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
33%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
20%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
76%
“They keep regular office hours”
16%
“They”re always available”
4%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
75%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
12%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
32%
“We only party on weekends”
52%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
58%
“There might be people who do”
25%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    91 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    56 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    95 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    97 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    97 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    97 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    97 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    97 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

SUNY Oneonta REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of SUNY Oneonta?

24 Students rated SUNY Oneonta

Brynja - 04/23/2021

I am completely in love with this school, from its atmosphere to its majors. Overall the school has a beautiful aesthetic, having a rather secluded and calming look to it, with many places outside that students can rest and relax. There is also plenty of support for LGBT students, such as housing, clubs, etc. Oneonta also has the best art department I have seen because even if you don't get into the BFA, they allow you into the BS program to work and better your skills, giving you the opportunity to improve and try again for the BFA if you want, or to just stay in the Bachelor of Science. No other school has done that, most won't give you the chance to improve your skills in school, expecting you to figure it out on your own time. Oneonta giving all students the chance to pursue their desired major is a big positive in my book. I want nothing more than to go to this school, as I think it has a lot of positives.

Cooper - 07/08/2020

I love Oneonta. When I first visited I got a feeling that it would be a second home for me. I quickly learned that the feeling was correct and I haven't regretted anything. I've been able to work on campus for multiple jobs and become part of multiple organizations because I wanted to do so. If you want to do something else with your time here, you totally can.

Kelly - 06/04/2019

Oneonta is a small school with plenty of opportunities. Professors actively go out of their way to see you succeed. They want to help students find their way while learning. There are tons of clubs and activities to do everyday. The dining hall has different options to choose from everyday if you know where to look. It is the ideal school for a student who likes a personalized experience.

Makayla - 02/10/2019

Oneonta gave me the greatest first impression of a college I ever one that was real and authentic. Throughout my tour it really said a lot when people waved at us, my group felt very welcomed. This was in the 10th grade and now I'm a senior that has applied to go here.

SUNY Oneonta FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at SUNY Oneonta?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for SUNY Oneonta is 52%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    When finding the right college try your best to attend open houses at all the colleges your child shows interest in, this way you both can get a feel for the campuses and their communities. Try not to pressure your child into going to the college you want them to go to, nor the Major you want them to go for. Encourage them to apply early and for more than one college. Its important to your childs educational motivation, social life, and self-esteem to be where they want to be, and studying what they want. The college years are the most important years in someones life. Their experiences and growth through the college years shape them as a person and can direct their route in life. Be their still as a parent with advice and concern but also be supportive of your childs decisions. Moving away from home can be both an extremely exciting and terryifying experience all at once; you need to assure your child that you will be okay at home without them, but that they will be missed and you will always be just a phone call away should they need support. Congratulations and goodluck!

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is probably the location. It's kind of in the middle of no where. There isn't too much around, so if you want to go to a big mall or something, you have to travel an hour away. However, that is also a good thing as well. I'm not spending as much money shopping and also I stay on campus alot which allows me to experience all that life on campus has to offer.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    I love the atmosphere of the school. The buildings and nature surrounding the school are really beautiful and just give off a warm feeling. There are trees everywhere and in the fall the falls are just breathtaking. I also feel so safe at school which is very important . I can walk around campus not feeling worried. The people at my school is another aspect that I love. Everyone is friendly and I have made some amazing friendships.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates have been helpful in my academic pursuit.

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  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The school is on a hill. No matter where you are, you are always walking up hill.

    Read all  16 answers
  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    i would suggest if you are a photography major not to attend this college, because their are limited classes for that major.

    Read all  15 answers
  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is small, but not too small, and tailored to my needs as a student and resident.

    Read all  14 answers
  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before I chose to attend SUNY Oneonta, I visited the campus and attended an informational tour which let me know most things about the school that I know now after two years of having attended classes.

    Read all  14 answers
  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Education, Fashion merchandising programs, party school

    Read all  12 answers
  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I'm in one of the best Education programs in the state and maybe even the nation! I'm getting a great education from some awesome professors! It's going to take me places!

    Read all  11 answers
  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Students that are serious about their future should attend SUNY Oneonta. There's a variety of classes, majors, and organizations to get involved in. If the student is serious about their college life, they will find that SUNY Oneonta offers plenty of experiences that can stick with them throughout their whole lives.

    Read all  10 answers
  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The school is very research driven and has a high focus on study abroad to locations such as Peru, Iceland, Spain, Poland and elsewhere. These experiences last anywhere from a week to a semester or more.

    Read all  8 answers

Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

5,729

Total Undergrad Enrollment

326

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

101

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

8

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

53%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
12%
% White or Caucasian
77%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

91% of students attending SUNY Oneonta receive some sort of financial aid. 32% were awarded federal grants. While 65% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,782

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$12,368

Room and Board

31,350

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,248
$30 - $48K
$12,481
$48 - $75K
$17,210
$75 - $110K
$20,232
$110K & UP
$21,268

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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