SUNY College At Oswego

SUNY College At Oswego

The State University of New York at Oswego, also known as SUNY College at Oswego or Oswego State, was founded in the year 1861. The campus consists of more than 40 buildings that are spread across an area of 690 acres. The college offers a variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It is made up of the following academic divisions:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Communication, Media and the Arts
  • School of Education

SUNY College at Oswego's athletics department fields more than 20 intercollegiate sports teams. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Lakers. The men's hockey team won the NCAA Division III Ice Hockey National Championship (2006-07).

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Contacting SUNY Oswego

SUNY College at Oswego
7060 State Route 104
Oswego , NY 13126
General Phone: (315) 312-2500

SUNY Oswego Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching705curriculum and instruction, elementary/middle school admin, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, agricultural teaching, art education, business teaching, English teaching, ...
Business and Management306business management, operations management, accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, business and related services
Liberal Arts179American studies, women's studies, linguistics, Spanish language, foreign languages and literature, English, creative writing, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Therapy and Counseling163psychology, educational psychology, mental health counseling
Media155communication studies, journalism, public relations
Science120biology, biochemistry, zoology, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Security and Law Enforcement82criminal justice and safety
Art Studies53art studies
Photography and Commercial Art23commercial art
Computer Science and Engineering22computer and info science, information science, computer support
Drama and Performing Arts17drama
Family and Social Work9social work
Mathematics6mathematics, applied mathematics
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,44059
Master's degree34724
Post-master's certificate583

SUNY Oswego Student Body

In 2007-2008, SUNY Oswego had a total enrollment of 8,660 students (7,554 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 27%
20-21 30%
22-24 20%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

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

New York96%
(International Students)2%

SUNY Oswego Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 60 %

SUNY Oswego Room and Board (2007)

SUNY Oswego offers campus housing for 4,036 of its 7,554 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Oswego, 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 Oswego Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520590
SAT Math520590
ACT Composite2125

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 SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT34%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

SUNY Oswego Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,031
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,291
Room and board $ 10,170
Room charge $ 6,390
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,780
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
SUNY Oswego participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 284800)

SUNY Oswego Faculty

SUNY Oswego has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track5148
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3528

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$101,4071*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year50$84,09121$81,818
Associate professoracademic year54$67,34437$65,760
Assistant professoracademic year71$55,85163$52,511
Instructoracademic year1*5$31,082
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year176$67,269127$60,305

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

SUNY Oswego 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

SUNY Oswego Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

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

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management

Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General

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What Sets SUNY Oswego Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%SUNY Oswego Number of degree programs
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%SUNY Oswego % of degrees in education and teaching
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%SUNY Oswego Number of students
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%SUNY Oswego % of degrees in media
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(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%SUNY Oswego Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in art studies
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%SUNY Oswego % of degrees in art studies
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%SUNY Oswego Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 19%SUNY Oswego Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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