SUNY Oswego enrolls over 8,000 students and offers 130 academic major or minor programs. Featuring a vibrant residential community on the southeast edge of Lake Ontario, the campus is experiencing a facilities renaissance with over $1 billion in projects over the past two decades, including our Shineman Center for Science, Engineering, and Innovation. For many years, both The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report have placed Oswego among the top college values in the nation and among the top tier of colleges in the northeast.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


SUNY Oswego has two application options for First Year Students, Early Action and Regular Decision. To receive a non-binding Early Action decision in December, submit your materials by November 15th. Otherwise, Oswego offers Rolling Admission (though we encourage Regular Decision applicants to apply by March 1 to receive the fullest possible consideration for merit scholarships). A teacher/counselor evaluation is required, as is the high school transcript; please note that SUNY Oswego 'Superscores' both the ACT and the SAT and will render admission decisions using self-reported test scores.


If you have earned at least 12 credit hours at another college or university, following graduation from high school, we consider you a transfer student. Submit all official post-secondary transcripts, regardless of whether you earned credits. If you've completed fewer than 24 credit hours at the time of application, also submit your high school transcript. SUNY Oswego has excellent advising and other support systems, aiming to give transfer applicants maximum value for previously earned credits.

Additional Information

SUNY Oswego offers outstanding academic programs, excellent research and internship opportunities and a high-energy campus atmosphere that will jump-start your career. Within six months of graduation, 95% of the Class of 2017 were employed and/or in graduate school. SUNY Oswego offers substantial merit-based scholarships to incoming students, and no additional scholarship application is required. Freshman and transfer merit awards can be applied to living expenses, college fees, books and supplies, so can be combined with other scholarships.

Visit us

The best way to learn about SUNY Oswego is to visit. We offer several options for prospective students to experience what Oswego has to offer; come for a special event or visit on a typical day. Take a student-guided campus tour, speak with an admissions counselor and get a feel for campus life. Reservations are necessary for all visit programs; you can register online at or call 315.312.2250 during business hours.

"From day one, I felt I had a huge support system. The connection between faculty and students is what really sets SUNY Oswego apart."

Sasha Padilla, SUNY Oswego '16, Biochemistry, PhD Candidate, Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
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229 Sheldon Hall, SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126, United States of America

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