School Counselors

SUNY Oneonta offers students an outstanding education, first-rate facilities and a wide range of opportunities for student engagement in learning, community service and campus life– all at an affordable price. We invite you to take our Virtual Tour to learn more about the Oneonta experience.

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2014 Freshman Class Profile
Enrollment: 1,100
Average SAT score: 1127 (Critical Reading/Verbal and Math portions)
Average high school GPA: 91.4
Applications received: 11,590
Acceptance rate: 46%

The majority of the students who choose SUNY Oneonta also choose to stay. Our freshman-to-sophomore retention rate is 87%, well above the national average of 77%.

2014 Transfer Class Profile
Enrollment: 520
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Applications received: 1,991
30% of the student body is made up of transfer students.


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We have Articulation Agreements with several two-year SUNY institutions as well as Course Equivalency information for all schools in the SUNY system. SUNY Oneonta has policies that allow for the acceptance of credit toward the degree from the external credit programs outlined below. A maximum of 36 s.h. from any one external credit program, or combined programs will be accepted. Note: In all pre-matriculation instances, the combination of all transfer credit may not exceed 77 s.h.

  • AP test scores of 3 or better are accepted. AP Equivalency tool
  • To earn IB credit, students must receive a score of 4 or better on the Higher Level IB Exam or a score of 4 or better on standard exams with an IB Diploma. IB Equivalency Tool
  • We accept only scores over the CLEP recommended score.
  • Students must earn a C- or better in courses at an accredited college to receive credit. Official transcripts/scores are needed from agency/institutions to receive credit.

CLEP, DANTES, Armed Forces, and Regents College Exams are accepted. Specific policies can be found in the SUNY Oneonta College Catalog.



SUNY Oneonta accepts transcripts electronically through Parchment, a secure and direct way for high school counselors to send transcripts to SUNY Oneonta without the hassle of using paper and mailing envelopes. Counselors will receive confirmation of all transcripts sent. Interested schools should contact Parchment to set up an account.



Our admissions counselors oversee specific counties throughout New York State in addition to out-of-state regions. Each counselor recruits students and reviews applications from his/her county. Our transfer admissions counselors review applications by alphabet in order of the first letter of the student's last name. Please contact the appropriate Admission Counselor for more information about SUNY Oneonta.


Location: SUNY Oneonta is located in the city of Oneonta (pop. 14,000), about halfway between Albany and Binghamton.

Campus: 250 acres on main campus; 284 acres at College Camp; 2,600 acres at Biological Field Station in Cooperstown 


Total undergraduate enrollment: 5,800
Male/female ratio: 40:60
Multicultural population: 17%


Undergraduate majors: 70
Undergraduate student to faculty ratio: 18:1
Average class size: 23 students