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Colleges / State University of New York College at Oneonta

State University of New York College at Oneonta

Oneonta, NY 4-Year Public

About SUNY Oneonta

State University of New York College at Oneonta is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Oneonta, NY

Founded in 1889, SUNY Oneonta currently enrolls around 6,718 students a year, including 6,190 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

SUNY Oneonta's endowment was valued at $49,085,595 in 2021. The school spends $11,127 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About SUNY Oneonta

Acceptance rate: 63%

Average GPA: 3.52

Mean ACT score: 23

Mean SAT score: 1125

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: January 1

SUNY Oneonta Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into State University of New York College at Oneonta. SUNY Oneonta accepts around 63 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.52 /4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into SUNY Oneonta is 1125. The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is SUNY Oneonta a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at SUNY Oneonta, around 83 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,119 students who started at SUNY Oneonta as first-time freshman, 735 graduate within four years.

Around 75 percent of students who started at SUNY Oneonta earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $26,092 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does SUNY Oneonta sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is SUNY Oneonta a good school for YOU?

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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by January 1.

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College Info

Ravine Parkway Oneonta, NY 13820-4015

Campus Setting: Small Town

SUNY Oneonta Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY Oneonta is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SUNY Oneonta is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

SUNY Oneonta ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


20 to 25


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to SUNY Oneonta is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into SUNY Oneonta. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

SUNY Oneonta SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1190


Math SAT Range

520 - 600


Reading SAT Range

520 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above


1060 to 1190


1060 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for SUNY Oneonta students is 1125. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to SUNY Oneonta, while applicants with SAT scores between 1060 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1060 have a low chance of being offered a spot at SUNY Oneonta.

SUNY Oneonta Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at SUNY Oneonta is like? There are approximately 6,528 students enrolled at SUNY Oneonta, including 6,064 undergraduate students and 464 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from NY and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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