2014 Freshman Class Profile

2014 Transfer Class Profile




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As a founding member of the State University of New York System, SUNY Oneonta is a multifaceted liberal arts college with a strong pre-professional focus.

The SUNY Oneonta campus overlooks the scenic Susquehanna River Valley in central New York about halfway between Albany and Binghamton. The college is located on the outskirts of the city of Oneonta. Visitors enjoy the area’s natural beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, and many historic sites. Cooperstown offers the National Baseball Hall of Fame and many museums. Within an hour’s drive are two state parks and several popular ski areas.

At SUNY Oneonta, you will find outstanding faculty members dedicated to student success, state-of-the-art-facilities and amenities, and a diverse student body.

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



In-State Tuition:

Tuition - $6,170

Fees - $1,398

Room and Board $11,100

Total In-State Tuition: $18,668

Out-of-State Tuition:

Tuition: $15,820

Fees: $1,398

Room and Board: $11,100

Total Out-of-State Tuition: $28,318


Total undergraduate enrollment: 6,055
Female: 60%
Male: 40%
Average Age: 20

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Geographic origin of student body within New York state:

Central (Syracuse, Binghamton, Utica areas): 21%

Hudson Valley (mid & upper Hudson, Westchester): 23%

Long Island: 25%

New York City: 7%

Northeast (includes Capital Region) 18%

Western 4%

States Represented: 26
Foreign Countries Represented: 13

2014 Freshman Class Profile

Class Enrollment: 1,100
Average Combined SAT Score: 1127
Average Composite ACT Score: 24
Average High School GPA: 91.4
Applications Received: 11,590
Acceptance Rate: 46%
Freshman to Sophomore Retention Rate: 87%

2014 Transfer Class Profile

Class Enrollment: 540
Average incoming GPA: 3.2
Applications Received: 1,991


Full and Part-time faculty: 492
Full-time faculty with terminal degrees in their field: 81%
Classes taught by faculty members: 100%


Undergraduate Degrees Offered:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate Majors: 70
Undergraduate Minors: 71

Nationally Accredited Programs:
- Business Economics
- Chemistry
- Dietetics
- Education
- Human Ecology
- Music

Average class size: 23 students
Student to Faculty ratio: 18 to 1



U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges, 2015 Edition” ranked SUNY Oneonta #9 on its list of “Top Public Regional Universities—North,” #41 among “Best Regional Universities—North,” and SUNY Oneonta is the only SUNY included on the list of “Least Debt, Regional Universities—North.”

Awarded the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, in recognition of civic partnerships and service learning activities.

Kiplinger’s rated SUNY Oneonta #74 in the nation on its 2014 list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” and #2 on its list of “10 Best Public Colleges with Lowest Debt at Graduation” for 2014.

Included for the first time on Forbes Magazine’s 2014 list of “America’s Top Colleges,” based on students’ academic success.

The Princeton Review has once again recognized SUNY Oneonta in its 2014 “Guide to 322 Green Colleges” for our committment to sustainability.

Recipient of a national 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine.

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74 students received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award

for Student Excellence over the past 16 years

2 graduation ceremonies celebrating diverse groups

50+ student DJs at WONY 90.9FM, the college radio station

10+ pizza shops in Oneonta

$2,000,000+ in scholarships awarded last year

440 student athletes

21 NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams

6 NCAA Division III national titles in the past 10 years

70,000+ alumni

14,000+ visitors to campus last year

100+ student clubs and organizations

7 fraternities, 8 sororities

2 greenhouses on campus

19 musical ensembles

2 art galleries

1 alumnus who has been to outer space

6 dining venues on campus

1 faculty member nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

47,121 hours of community service performed by students last year

191 participants in our 2014 Student Research Day

1 digital planetarium

600+ study abroad opportunities

5 hiking/biking trails at College Camp

16,200+ Facebook fans

101,000+ cups of coffee sold at our Starbucks last year

27% of freshman class received a scholarship

250,000 gallons of water saved in dining halls by eliminating trays


Our College Camp Observatory has the largest optical telescope in New York state.

Our new Lake Management master’s program is the first in the nation.

Our Cooperstown Graduate Program is one of only two museum studies programs in the country located on a museum campus.

Our campus has the only Starbucks café within a 52-mile radius