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SUNY Oneonta

Like many other four-year colleges within the State University of New York system, SUNY Oneonta consistently receives praise for providing a quality education at an affordable price. It has about 6,000 students, of whom the majority are female. The university offers dozens of majors, among them dietetics, digital and studio art, fashion and textiles, meteorology, and music industry. Inclusivity, service, and sustainability are its chief values. The central New York campus is on a hill overlooking the city of Oneonta, which has about 14,000 residents and boasts a roller rink, a bowling alley and a farmer's market. A lush wooded area, once a local farm, sits a mile from campus; it's available for recreational activities and also houses the college's weather observatory, with the state's largest optical telescope. The city has a decent college-town vibe, thanks to Oneonta and nearby Hartwick College. Students say there are plenty of bars and restaurants to make for a bustling nightlife. Check out the Red Jug Pub, which is famous for its lemonades and T-shirts.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: SUNY Oneonta is offering most of its classes remotely this fall and limiting in-person classes to labs and other courses that require hands-on activities. In-person classes end before Thanksgiving. Dining halls, residence halls and other common areas are open at limited capacity.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$26,000
% of students who get any grants
61%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$15,700
Average price for low-income students
$10,200
admissions
Acceptance rate
51%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1050/24
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
6,020
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
80%
% of need met
N/A
% of students who get merit* grants
7%
Average merit grant
$4,940
student success
Graduation rate
76%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$20,500
Average salary within 5 years
$44,500
% earning more than $28,000
75%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
rolling

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: SUNY Oneonta is offering most of its classes remotely this fall and limiting in-person classes to labs and other courses that require hands-on activities. In-person classes end before Thanksgiving. Dining halls, residence halls and other common areas are open at limited capacity.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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