SUNY Oneonta consistently gains recognition for delivering excellence and value. The college sits at No. 9 on the 2015 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region and has been named to the Kiplinger's list of "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" for nine years running.
Here’s a sampling of what college guides, websites and accreditation bodies have to say about Oneonta:
Talented, accomplished professors
“Passionate students will find numerous chances to indulge their ambition and can major in virtually any traditional field, as well as unique subjects like Africana and Latino Studies, Human Ecology, Meteorology, and Gerontology. Despite being a public institution, graduate assistants don’t teach any classes, which means students get to spend more time with the talented, accomplished professors who will inspire them toward greater learning. You can also join student organizations spanning from Accounting to the Zombie Defense Corp!”
"The campus is beautiful and modern. The classrooms and freshman buildings are newly renovated and include many amenities like full kitchens and recreational rooms. My residence hall even has a gym in it."
One of the best graduate training programs in the nation
“Oneonta has the largest optical telescope in New York State and one of the best graduate training programs for museum professionals in the nation. Oneonta students choose from 13 travel exchange programs in countries like Ghana, Ecuador and Sweden and have access to more than 600 other study abroad options offered through the SUNY network.”
Active and collaborative learning
“SUNY Oneonta offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities to students, including internships, teaching assistantships, exchange and study abroad, independent research, and collaboration with faculty. Based on the 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), seniors at SUNY Oneonta have a significantly higher mean score on ‘active and collaborative learning’ than peers. A majority (59%) of seniors in 2011 have participated in some form of experiential learning.”
— Middle States Commission on Higher Education
In 2012, the Education Trust singled out SUNY Oneonta for its success in improving graduation rates among Hispanic students, ranking the college No. 11 on a listing of public institutions showing the largest gains from 2004 to 2010.
In 2011, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching awarded SUNY Oneonta its Community Engagement Classification in recognition of the college’s civic partnerships and service-learning activities.
SUNY Oneonta is accredited by the Middle States Association of College and Schools Commission on Higher Education.
The college’s business programs are accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, an accreditation held by only 5 percent of business programs worldwide.
All human ecology programs are accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
The dietetics program is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
All education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
The chemistry program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.
The music program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music Commission on Accreditation.