Oneonta (SUNY) Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Oneonta (SUNY)

SUNY Oneonta is a selective institution in the State University of New York system. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Students are backed by a robust 18 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations.


  • Total Enrollment: 6,543 (6,046 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39 percent male/61 percent female
  • 98 percent full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,421 (in-state); $17,871 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $13,205
  • Other Expenses: $2,202
  • Total Cost: $25,028 (in-state); $34,478 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 63 percent
    • Loans: 63 percent
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,293
    • Loans: $6,549

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, Mass Communications, Music Management, Psychology, Speech, and Rhetorical Studies

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 63 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76 percent

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Oneonta (SUNY) Admissions

SUNY Oneonta has an acceptance rate of 51 percent. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data             

  • SUNY Oneonta Acceptance Rate: 51 percent
  • Test Scores: 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 460/590
    • SAT Math: 450/590
    • ACT Cumulative: 21/26
    • ACT English: 20/25
    • ACT Math: 19/25

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for SUNY Oneonta, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If SUNY Oneonta is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of California, Merced, La Salle University, Liberty University, University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Sacramento, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for SUNY Oneonta, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hampton University, Washington State University, University of Texas at San Antonio, East Carolina University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than SUNY Oneonta. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Temple University, University of Arizona, University of Alabama, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington

Applying to SUNY Oneonta

Application Deadline: Rolling

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