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Get the facts about SUNY Oneonta. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is SUNY Oneonta Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

SUNY Oneonta was awarded 53 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general family and consumer sciences.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked SUNY Oneonta as #414 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

SUNY Oneonta is also ranked #43 out of 132 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into SUNY Oneonta?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to SUNY Oneonta you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 60%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to SUNY Oneonta submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 600. Math scores were between 520 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for SUNY Oneonta  ( 520 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for SUNY Oneonta  ( 520 to 590 )
SUNY Oneonta received ACT scores from 38% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for SUNY Oneonta  ( 21 to 25 )

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SUNY Oneonta Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At SUNY Oneonta, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at SUNY Oneonta is 59%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  59 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Oneonta

Freshmen Retention Rate

SUNY Oneonta has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At SUNY Oneonta the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 57%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at SUNY Oneonta

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,064 undergraduates at SUNY Oneonta with 5,942 being full-time and 122 being part-time.

SUNY Oneonta Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for SUNY Oneonta is 32.71 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  32.71 out of 100
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How Much Does SUNY Oneonta Cost?

The overall average net price of SUNY Oneonta is $16,853. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SUNY Oneonta

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,783 $12,707 $16,810 $19,094 $22,567

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SUNY Oneonta, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SUNY Oneonta, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $7,239 a year. That adds up to $28,956 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Oneonta is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do SUNY Oneonta Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from SUNY Oneonta make around $43,400 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at SUNY Oneonta make the most money.

Location of SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Oneonta is a public institution located in Oneonta, New York. Oneonta is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of SUNY Oneonta

Contact details for SUNY Oneonta are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 108 Ravine Parkway, Oneonta, NY 13820-4015
Phone: 607-436-3500

SUNY Oneonta Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from SUNY Oneonta. Of these students, 1,527 received undergraduate degrees and 169 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 216 $25,200
General Psychology 145 $29,900
General Biology 128 $26,400
Business/Managerial Economics 128 $38,700
Teacher Education Grade Specific 112 $28,600
Criminal Justice & Corrections 96 $30,000
Arts & Media Management 70 $29,700
Design & Applied Arts 57 NA
Sociology 48 $31,300
General Visual & Performing Arts 44 $26,400

Learn more about the majors offered at SUNY Oneonta along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SUNY Oneonta

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 396 students took at least one online class at SUNY Oneonta. This is an increase from the 361 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 396 350
2016-2017 361 268
2015-2016 211 192
2014-2015 135 132
2013-2014 210 108

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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