Fed Challenge Team Earns Honorable Mention

SUNY Oneonta’s 2018 College Fed Challenge team, a group of the college’s most talented economics and business economics students, earned an honorable mention award after advancing to the semifinals in the Liberty Street Division of the College Fed Challenge competition.

5 Ways to Enjoy Fall

We're lucky to be located in the 607 - one of the most picturesque parts of New York. With the chill of fall finally in the air, it’s a great time to explore all that our beautiful region has to offer – both on campus and off.

The Club Connection

Poets, knitters, gamers, dancers, bowlers, film-lovers – no matter who you are, there’s a SUNY Oneonta club just waiting for you to join.

Milne Library Renovation Complete

Renovation of SUNY Oneonta’s James M. Milne Library is officially complete, four months ahead of schedule. The $8 million renovation project has enhanced study and research areas in both number and quality. Bright, open spaces, modern seating and light fixtures, and pops of teal and yellow make the library a space in which students want to spend time. Nearly every seat and desk area now has direct access to an electrical outlet, so students can easily plug in their phones and laptops.

SUNY Oneonta a U.S. News "Best College"

SUNY Oneonta is among the top 60 colleges in the Northeast for the fifth year in a row, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 rankings of “Best Colleges,” released Sept. 10. The U.S. News ranking is the fourth in recent weeks recognizing SUNY Oneonta’s academic quality and value. Last month, Forbes ranked SUNY Oneonta No. 144 among public colleges nationwide. TIME's financial publication, Money, ranked SUNY Oneonta No. 249 out of 727 schools on its "Best Colleges for Your Money" list, and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranked SUNY Oneonta No. 601 on its national college list.

Profiles

Students
Definitely I will remember the trips and experiences I have had through the Earth and Atmospheric Science Department. This semester, I'm taking two four-hour field trips a week, along with ones on weekends. It’s amazing not only getting to go to these beautiful places and understand what's going on there, but getting to go with my best friends and professors that I've had now for four years has been really great, and it really makes it a fun, kind of family-trip experience.
Students
Attending the 2016 NCAA Annual Convention in Texas was an opportunity afforded me by Oneonta, and it really helped me at that time. I went down for their Student Immersion Program and got to sit in legislative meetings for the Big Ten Conference, and that was eye-opening for me. It’s something I really hold special because it gave me a peek into the realm of athletic administration and helped me realize that’s what I want to do.
Students
I have a curatorial internship at the A.J. Read Science Discovery Center on campus. So I basically do a little bit of everything, from designing exhibits and programs to actually doing hands-on things with the children who visit. I was the first anthropology major to work there, so I've been trying to incorporate as much anthropology into the exhibits as possible!
Students
The campus was perfect. It had this sense of community that I always wanted from the time I was in middle school. The first day I toured here, I was like, “This is the place I want to be.”
Students
Being a part of the Teacher Residency Program at Riverside Elementary School is definitely one of my best experiences. One extra semester of student teaching is helping me grow so much, and my kindergarten class is so fun! I take all my classes on Mondays, and then Tuesday through Friday I am in my kindergarten classroom. It’s so great because I learn something on Monday, and then I can implement it the next day in the classroom!
Students
I've met all my best friends in Oneonta. When I transferred, I literally dropped into this giant friend group. Music’s always been a big part of that. The music department here is next-level and they're really accommodating and professional. The Funk Band plays downtown at The Black Oak; you can’t get better experience than that.
Students
When I was a freshman, I participated in a faculty-led trip to Bolivia about international development and culture there. That was a life-changing opportunity for me. We learned a lot about politics and culture, and we used what we learned in class in the field.
Students
When I looked up state schools that have TV stations, Oneonta was the first one that came up. I looked at images, and I applied right away. I saw the opportunity in the school, how many clubs there are and how people seem to be a family. I always heard great things about SUNY Oneonta, and just knowing that I walked in here as a transfer junior and am coming out of here as president of the TV station is a huge, huge thing. I love this school so much because of that.
Students
I chose SUNY Oneonta because they had a music industry major and also because I was always very into theater. A lot of the other schools I applied to that had music industry wouldn’t allow non-theater majors to audition for shows. I wanted to have the option to do a bunch of different things.
Students
I’ve been doing live sound ever since middle school, so I was looking for a major that would allow me to pursue that live music experience while also learning the business side of the industry. When I came here, the staff really helped me out with learning how the studio works and how to record music.
Students
I was the type of kid that didn’t play with Barbies. I played weather station, and set up a whole news station in my bedroom. When I saw that, if I came here, I could make that come to life, I knew this was the right place for me.
Students
My relationships with faculty have been nothing but positive. They’re very compassionate and nurturing. My high school had 4,000 kids, so I really like the fact that the college classes are smaller. The professors know you and want you to succeed.

Fast Facts

Average Class Size
Average Class Size
24 students
Excluding internships, independent studies, practicums
and partial-term courses
85%
Retention
85% of the 2016 freshman class returned in 2017
17:1 students per one faculty
Student/Faculty Ratio
17:1 students per one faculty
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