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ABOUT ONEONTA
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ABOUT ONEONTA
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ABOUT ONEONTA

About the College

SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, four-year, public college. We offer small classes, loads of activities, opportunities for undergraduate research, student/faculty interaction and an attractive cost of attendance.

Nestled in the hills of Central New York, the college’s idyllic setting is ideal for study, adventure and self-discovery. Just “up the hill” from the charming City of Oneonta, our campus and the surrounding community engages, nurtures, and inspires.

Caring is our longest-standing tradition, traced all the way back to the school’s founding in the late 1800s. Today our growing alumni network spans the globe, advancing the values of inclusivity, service and sustainability that exemplify SUNY Oneonta.

Career Outcomes

SUNY Oneonta students are well prepared for life after college. By the time they hit senior year, nearly three-fourths have been involved in at least two high-impact learning experiences—like studying abroad, doing research with a faculty member, participating in a service-learning project, or completing an internship.

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Rankings & Reviews

SUNY Oneonta consistently gains recognition for delivering excellence and value. The college sits at No.9 on the 2020 U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region and is ranked No. 170 in the Northeast on the Forbes magazine 2019 list of "America's Top Colleges."

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Mission, Values, Vision

We nurture a community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully.

Though just 13 words long, our mission explains in a nutshell what we do, day in and day out.

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CAMPUS

A beautiful natural environment, highly rated facilities and a campus that’s just the right size make Oneonta a fantastic place to live and study.

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COMMUNITY

With a population of just under 14,000 people, Oneonta is a safe, friendly community known for its small-town ambiance and vibrant arts and entertainment scene.

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Visit Campus

Although we can't welcome you to campus right now, you can visit and connect with us virtually! Chat one-on-one with a current student or admissions counselor, take a virtual campus tour, see a live information session and get answers to all your questions about SUNY Oneonta.

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