SUNY Oneonta

Admitted Student Open House

We can't wait to show you everything there is to love about Oneonta! Our Admitted Student Open House on Saturday, April 1, will showcase academic programs and the student experience. The day will begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and continue through 2 p.m. at several locations across campus. Registration is required by March 28.

Summer Session Registration is Now Open!

Summer Session 2023 registration is now open! Summer courses are a great way to catch up, get ahead or try something new. Earn up to 12 credits total for the summer.

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See why students love Oneonta, review application instructions and deadlines, find out about scholarships and financial aid, and apply today!

Transfer to Oneonta

Nearly 20 percent of our students are transfers! With renewable merit scholarships, a Transfer Living Community and lots of support for your success, SUNY Oneonta is a great place to continue your studies.

Welcome, Red Dragons

Congratulations to all of our fall 2023 admitted students! Here’s everything you need to know about the next steps toward becoming a Red Dragon.

Featured News

Joined by regional leaders, SUNY Oneonta President Alberto Cardelle announced on March 15 the launch of a new Regional Innovation Council that aims to increase coordination between anchor institutions on economic and community development initiatives and address opportunities for continued collaboration within the region.
Twelve SUNY Oneonta students got hands-on experience with wetlands restoration during a service-learning trip in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward last week.
As a powerful Nor’easter pummeled the East Coast early this week, bringing heavy snow and damaging winds and sending service and road crews into overdrive, three SUNY Oneonta Meteorology majors were in their glory, appearing live on The Weather Channel to give their expert opinions on the storm.
SUNY Oneonta and the Sidney Central School District have teamed up to create an innovative teacher training program that aims to give Oneonta elementary education majors immersive, in-depth field experiences while addressing the teacher shortage in the region.
State University of New York Chancellor John B. King Jr. visited SUNY Oneonta on Thursday, Feb. 16, to meet with students, faculty, staff and community leaders and learn more about programs that support student success, research, economic growth, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Oneonta was the 13th stop on a tour that will take the chancellor to each of the 64 campuses in the SUNY system this spring.
SUNY Oneonta is the new host of the SUNY COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) Center. The SUNY COIL Center serves the largest and longest-standing community of its kind, connecting 147 institutions throughout the world in a virtual web of cultural and educational exchange.


As a Digital and Studio Art major with a passion for graphic design, Kelsey Etienne’s involvement on campus goes far beyond simply showing up for class and club meetings. During her time at Oneonta, she has completed rebrands for every club and organization she’s a part of, designing new logos and visual identifiers and putting into practice the skills she’s learning in the classroom.
There isn’t much on campus that senior Business Economics and Marketing major Bobby Lang isn’t involved in, from research to clubs to volunteer work. With tons of real-world, hands-on experiences under his belt, he’s getting ready to tackle his biggest dream yet: becoming a marketer in the world of sports.
Senior Meghan Field was a young girl when Hurricane Sandy hit, inspiring her dream of becoming a broadcast meteorologist. Thanks to the hands-on learning she’s had as a meteorology major at SUNY Oneonta, she’s well on her way to that dream.
Following his passion for photography, August Heminway completed a photo documentary project titled “A Rural Devotion” as part of an independent study at SUNY Oneonta.
Before even graduating from college, SUNY Oneonta senior Adrianna Newell got an opportunity many aspiring photographers can only dream of. In April 2022, a photo editor from The New York Times came across her work and emailed her to offer a freelance assignment photographing Danny Roberts from MTV’s “The Real World.” She said, “Yes!” and has since completed eight additional assignments for The Times.
From the age of 14, Ali Szymanski knew she wanted to become a physical therapist and help people. At SUNY Oneonta, she gained the knowledge she needed to prepare for that dream, and now she’s living it. Meet Alexandra Szymanski, PT, DPT, SUNY Oneonta Class of 2018.
Twenty-five years ago, SUNY Oneonta alumnus Bill Karins made his first television appearance on the university’s weekly, student-run “Red Dragon News” program. Today, you can see him in action any day of the week by turning the channel to NBC News, MSNBC or NBC News Now, where you’ll find him reporting on the nation’s weather as the chief meteorologist for MSNBC.
I chose to stay local for college because I already had a network of family and friends here and knew I could get a great education. I was also a straight-A student and was able to get quite a few scholarships and aide. My best experiences at SUNY Oneonta were really in the classroom. I loved Dr. April Harper and took all of her classes, and she became so much more of a friend and colleague to me after I graduated and gave me such great advice.
Kristin Lee is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the Intensive Care Unit at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. She earned her undergraduate degree in dietetics at SUNY Oneonta and then completed our one-year (three-semester) online M.S.-Nutrition and Dietetics Program in May 2022.
Being a first-generation students means so much to me. It shows me how hard my parents worked in order to come here and want me to continue higher education.
The course of Yale University Ph.D. student and graduate researcher Kimmy Cushman’s life changed dramatically on an autumn day inside SUNY Oneonta’s Science Discovery Center.
I originally came to SUNY Oneonta for the education program because I had heard such good things about how much experience you get in the classroom. … But I quickly realized that my passion is more working one-on-one with kids. I’ve always been interested in psychology, too, so that’s what brought me to the Human Development and Family Studies major.

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Fast Facts

SUNY Oneonta is located in Central New York in the city of Oneonta (pop. 14,000),
about halfway between Albany and Binghamton.
Freshman-to-sophomore retention rate: 72.50%
Graduation Rate
Six-year graduation rate: 77%
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