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SUNY Oswego Data & Information Overview

188 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
80% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is SUNY Oswego Ranked?

#1,271 Best Colleges in Nation
#78 Best Colleges in NY
Reading Teacher Education Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 188 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is reading teacher education.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, SUNY Oswego is ranked #1,271 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

SUNY Oswego also holds the #78 spot on the Best Colleges in New York ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into SUNY Oswego?

80% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
30% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at SUNY Oswego is 80%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that SUNY Oswego is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 30% 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 530 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for SUNY Oswego  ( 530 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for SUNY Oswego  ( 530 to 640 )
SUNY Oswego received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for SUNY Oswego  ( 24 to 29 )

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SUNY Oswego Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
67% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 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 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Oswego

75% Freshmen Retention
52% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

SUNY Oswego has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. 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  75 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 52%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  52 out of 100

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SUNY Oswego Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,211 Full-Time Undergraduates
30.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
52.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,673 undergraduates at SUNY Oswego with 6,211 being full-time and 462 being part-time.

How Much Does SUNY Oswego Cost?

$15,719 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
$26,964 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of SUNY Oswego is $15,719. 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 +
$10,090 $13,242 $16,919 $17,546 $22,169

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 59% of students took out student loans averaging $6,741 a year. That adds up to $26,964 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Oswego is 4.4%. 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?

$49,223 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from SUNY Oswego make about $49,223 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for SUNY Oswego students since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of SUNY Oswego

New York State
6,211 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
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

70 Majors With Completions
1,686 Undergraduate Degrees
290 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 70 majors graduated from SUNY Oswego. Of these students, 1,686 received undergraduate degrees and 290 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 184 $37,422
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 110 $32,076
Criminal Justice & Corrections 101 $33,136
Teacher Education Subject Specific 99 $31,904
General Psychology 97 $26,508
Health & Physical Education 90 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 75 $37,043
Human Development & Family Studies 72 NA
Marketing 70 $39,463
Finance & Financial Management 66 $44,355

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

Online Learning at SUNY Oswego

55% Take At Least One Class Online
16% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 3,878 students took at least one online class at SUNY Oswego. This is a decrease from the 7,367 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 3,878 1,114
2019-2020 7,367 2,536
2018-2019 1,986 681
2017-2018 1,812 541
2016-2017 1,751 483

Learn more about online learning at SUNY Oswego.

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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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