SUNY College At Oneonta

SUNY College At Oneonta

The State University of New York at Oneonta is a four-year, co-educational, liberal arts college located in Oneonta, New York. It was established in 1889 as a state normal school. In 1948, it was incorporated in the State University of New York system and received its present name. The University grants admission to over 5,000 students every year.

The University is organized into the following departments:

  • Art
  • Communication Arts
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Foreign Languages
  • Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

The university's sports teams are known as the Oneonta Red Dragons. Its teams participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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SUNY College at Oneonta
Ravine Parkway
Oneonta , NY 13820-4015
General Phone: (607) 436-3500

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SUNY Oneonta Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching324school counseling, kindergarten/preschool teaching, English teaching, family/home economics teaching, math teaching, reading teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, ...
Liberal Arts267African-American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, museum studies, anthropology, economics, geography, ...
Music138music, music management
Family and Social Work105family and consumer science, food and nutrition, family studies
Business and Management104accounting, managerial economics
Therapy and Counseling85psychology
Science83biology, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, geology, hydrology and water resources, physics
Media63mass communication
Design47design and applied arts
Security and Law Enforcement42criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy31dietitian
Art Studies26art studies
Mathematics24mathematics, statistics
Conservation and Resource Management13conservation
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for SUNY Oneonta in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,31548
Master's degree526
Post-master's certificate51
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years84

SUNY Oneonta Student Body

In 2007-2008, SUNY Oneonta had a total enrollment of 5,893 students (5,869 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 96%
Graduate 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 3%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 35%
20-21 39%
22-24 18%
25-29 4%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York94%
(International Students)4%
New Jersey1%

SUNY Oneonta Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

SUNY Oneonta Room and Board (2007)

SUNY Oneonta offers campus housing for 3,153 of its 5,869 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Oneonta, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

SUNY Oneonta Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510590
SAT Math530610
ACT Composite2225

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT22%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

SUNY Oneonta Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,502
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,762
Room and board $ 8,880
Room charge $ 5,030
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,850
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,119

Financial Aid:
SUNY Oneonta participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 284700)

SUNY Oneonta Faculty

SUNY Oneonta has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6152
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1414

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year27$83,5456$78,627
Associate professoracademic year42$62,56127$64,641
Assistant professoracademic year65$54,98853$54,332
Lectureracademic year14$46,91913$45,942
All faculty totalacademic year148$61,58399$57,514

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

SUNY Oneonta Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball State University of New York Athletic Conference
Baseball State University of New York Athletic Conference
Track State University of New York Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports13013

SUNY Oneonta Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Managerial Economics

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Design and Applied Arts, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies


Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)

Religion And Philosophy

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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