College at Oneonta News

August 18, 2006



ONEONTA, N.Y. --   The SUNY College at Oneonta reached the top tier in the 2007 rankings of colleges and universities released today by U.S.News and World Report.

SUNY-Oneonta President Alan B. Donovan credited the College's rise in the rankings to campus-wide efforts to improve the quality of students' experiences at the College. "We're pleased that the rankings have begun to recognize what we've known for quite some time: Thanks to the efforts of the entire College community, we've emerged as a highly selective college that offers outstanding educational experiences for our students."

The achievement reflects impressive gains by the College. SUNY-Oneonta has been ranked in the third tier of "universities master's--northern" since the 2003 U.S. News rankings. In the intervening years, the College continued its progress in a number of key areas, while remaining in the third tier overall.

Reflecting the College's increasing selectivity in admissions, the College's acceptance rate for its freshman class is now at 43%. The College received 11,440 applications for freshman admission this year. Both the number of applications and the selectivity are the College's highest in the past 30 years.

This is the first time that SUNY-Oneonta has appeared in the top tier since the U.S. News rankings began in 1983.



For more information about the College, please call the Community Relations Office at (607) 436-2748 or send e-mail to Hal Legg, Director of Communications.

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