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.
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.
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.
We welcome continuing education students, ranging from high school students getting a head-start on college courses to community members seeking personal enrichment.
Students take over our Instagram to show you a slice of Oneonta life. #YesOneonta.
The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free.
Cost of Attendance
View a breakdown of tuition, room and board, fees and other costs for in-state and out-of-state students.
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.