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Group photo of RED Day2021
Group photo of RED Day2021
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Why Oneonta?

Students choose SUNY Oneonta for lots of reasons. Our welcoming campus. The “just-right” size of our college community. The idyllic setting neighboring the City of Oneonta. But what sets us apart most is that we focus, day in and day out, on exceptional living and learning opportunities.

Our curriculum is flexible, diverse and challenging, with resources to match all kinds of interests. And we’re committed outside the classroom to offering a wide range of options for socializing, entertainment and engagement. It's easy to be happy here.

Experience Oneonta - In Person or Virtually

We are excited to welcome you to campus for a campus tour or information session. Masks will be required inside buildings and suggested when you are outside, and we are following social distancing guidelines. If you can’t make it to campus, you can still learn about all that Oneonta has to offer through live, virtual sessions on college planning, academic programs, financial aid and life on campus. You can also schedule a one-on-one online appointment with your admissions counselor to talk about your future at SUNY Oneonta and get answers to your questions.

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First-Year Students

SUNY Oneonta welcomes a freshman class of about 1,300-1,400 students each year. We look for well-rounded applicants who show the potential to succeed academically and the desire to get involved in our campus community. SUNY Oneonta is now test optional. We'll consider your scores if submitted, but they aren't required if you're applying for admission in Spring and Fall 2022.

First-Year Admission Information

Transfer Students

Whether you’re transferring from a small community college or a large university, Oneonta is a great place to continue your academic journey. In fact, 30% of our full-time students began their studies at Oneonta as transfers.

Transfer Admission Information

Find Your Major

We have all the majors you expect…and a few that might surprise you

Whether you know what you want to study—or you’re ready to explore and find out—Oneonta has plenty of options!
You’ll find programs at Oneonta that most SUNY schools don’t offer, including Dietetics, Fashion, Meteorology and Music Industry. We’re among only 5 percent of business programs worldwide to achieve the prestigious AACSB accreditation, and we have the No. 3 Elementary Education program in the United States, according to a ranking by

Explore our Programs

Graduate Students

SUNY Oneonta offers online, in-person and hybrid degree and certificate programs leading to a Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Science in Education, an Advanced Graduate Certificate or a Certificate of Advanced Study.

View Graduate Programs

International Students

SUNY Oneonta is located in New York State, a three-hour drive from New York City. Four schools within the college offer more than 100 majors, minors and cooperative programs, each designed to prepare you for successful careers or graduate school.

International students are eligible for the New York State Advantage Award, a renewable scholarship of $6,000 to $8,000 per year for four years.

International Student Admission Information


We understand that sometimes, circumstances intervene and students leave college without finishing their degree. 

Learn More About Readmission

School Counselors

The SUNY Oneonta admissions team works closely with high school counselors throughout New York State to support students during the college search process. We offer school visits and resources for college fairs, panels and other events.

Information for Counselors

Continuing Education

We welcome continuing education students, ranging from high school students getting a head-start on college courses to community members seeking personal enrichment.

Continuing Education Options


myOneonta Life

Students take over our Instagram to show you a slice of Oneonta life. #YesOneonta.

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The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. 

Learn More About Excelsior

Cost of Attendance

View a breakdown of tuition, room and board, fees and other costs for in-state and out-of-state students.

Cost Breakdown

Virtual Tour

SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, four-year, public college that offers a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. 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 blends community and academe to engage, nurture, and inspire.

Contact Admissions

Admissions Welcome Center
108 Ravine Parkway Oneonta, NY 13820

Phone: 607-436-2524
Toll-Free: 800-SUNY-123

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Telephone Hours

M, T, Th, F: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
W: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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