SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is SUNY Oswego Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

SUNY Oswego was awarded 152 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is German language teacher education.

Overall Quality

SUNY Oswego landed the #771 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

SUNY Oswego also holds the #82 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into SUNY Oswego?

Acceptance Rate

SUNY Oswego has an acceptance rate of 54%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for SUNY Oswego.

Average Test Scores

About 96% of students accepted to SUNY Oswego submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 545 and 610. Math scores were between 530 and 615.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for SUNY Oswego  ( 545 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for SUNY Oswego  ( 530 to 615 )
SUNY Oswego received ACT scores from 29% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for SUNY Oswego  ( 22 to 27 )

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SUNY Oswego Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, SUNY Oswego is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at SUNY Oswego is 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Oswego

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like SUNY Oswego enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At SUNY Oswego the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 49%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100

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SUNY Oswego Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,920 undergraduates at SUNY Oswego with 6,561 being full-time and 359 being part-time.

How Much Does SUNY Oswego Cost?

The overall average net price of SUNY Oswego is $15,665. 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 Oswego

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,698 $13,105 $16,202 $17,305 $22,938

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 Oswego, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SUNY Oswego, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $7,229 a year. That adds up to $28,916 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Oswego is 4.6%. 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 Oswego Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from SUNY Oswego make around $43,900 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future SUNY Oswego graduates since it is 10% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at SUNY Oswego make the most money.

Location of SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego is a public institution situated in Oswego, New York. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Oswego draws many to the area.

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Contact details for SUNY Oswego are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7060 State Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315-312-2500

SUNY Oswego Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 65 majors graduated from SUNY Oswego. Of these students, 1,631 received undergraduate degrees and 284 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
Business Administration & Management 202 $35,900
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 145 $27,300
General Psychology 110 $26,500
Health & Physical Education 97 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 80 $28,600
Criminal Justice & Corrections 69 $31,300
Marketing 65 $35,800
General Biology 64 $28,500
Finance & Financial Management 61 $46,300
Accounting 60 $37,100

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

Online Learning at SUNY Oswego

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 1,986 students took at least one online class at SUNY Oswego. This is an increase from the 1,812 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,986 681
2017-2018 1,812 541
2016-2017 1,751 483
2015-2016 1,639 464
2013-2014 1,464 315

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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.


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