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
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.