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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
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

SUNY Oneonta Admissions

If you want to apply to SUNY Oneonta, the fee for the application costs $50.

SUNY Oneonta Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of SUNY Oneonta's admissions stats.

SUNY Oneonta 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist No

State University of New York College at Oneonta Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for State University of New York College at Oneonta.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 December 1

Considering Applying Early to SUNY Oneonta?

SUNY Oneonta does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. SUNY Oneonta will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on State University of New York College at Oneonta Admissions

Transferring to State University of New York College at Oneonta

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Oneonta has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into SUNY Oneonta?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at SUNY Oneonta

What does SUNY Oneonta consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Work Experience Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with SUNY Oneonta for more information on admission factors.

SUNY Oneonta Application Requirements

To apply to SUNY Oneonta, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with SUNY Oneonta's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into SUNY Oneonta?

Students admitted to SUNY Oneonta have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

SUNY Oneonta considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

SUNY Oneonta does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 28% of SUNY Oneonta's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for SUNY Oneonta?

To be competitive with other SUNY Oneonta applicants, you should strive to score between 1086 and 1152 (or higher!) on the SAT. At SUNY Oneonta 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1152 and 25% of scored lower than 1086, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of SUNY Oneonta students scored 578 or higher and 75% of students scored 485 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of SUNY Oneonta students scored 579 or higher, and 75% scored a 485 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for SUNY Oneonta?

To be most competitive at SUNY Oneonta, you should strive to earn between 18 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for SUNY Oneonta's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for SUNY Oneonta students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to State University of New York College at Oneonta

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to SUNY Oneonta.

Transfer students can enroll in SUNY Oneonta during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

SUNY Oneonta Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to SUNY Oneonta?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to SUNY Oneonta.

Does SUNY Oneonta accept transfer credits?

✅ SUNY Oneonta accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does SUNY Oneonta accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ SUNY Oneonta accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to SUNY Oneonta?

✅ SUNY Oneonta is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is SUNY Oneonta's acceptance rate?

✅ SUNY Oneonta's acceptance rate is 70%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at SUNY Oneonta?

❌ SUNY Oneonta does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About SUNY Oneonta?

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SUNY Oneonta Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into SUNY Oneonta? SUNY Oneonta is a very selective institution. The SUNY Oneonta acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.


SUNY Oneonta Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year 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

18 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


18 to 26


18 and Less


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SUNY Oneonta SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1086 - 1152


Math SAT Range

474 - 578


Reading SAT Range

485 - 579

SUNY Oneonta GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At SUNY Oneonta, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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