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.
We are excited to welcome you to campus for a campus tour or information session. If you can’t make it to campus, you can still 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 over 1,000 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 2023.
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.
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 Teacher.org.
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.