First-Year

Red the dragon leading the freshmen class through the pillars.
Female students talking on their bed in their dorm.
Students talking while walking around campus on a Fall day.

Admissions Criteria

We welcome a freshman class of about 1,300-1,400 students each year. We look for well-rounded applicants who show the potential to succeed in a rigorous academic environment and the desire to get involved in our campus community.

SUNY Oneonta is now test optional and will not require submission of SAT or ACT scores from students applying for undergraduate admission during the Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 semesters. While we will consider scores if submitted, SAT/ACT results are not required.

SUNY Oneonta considers a number of factors in our holistic review process including: academic performance, rigor of the course work, exam scores (including Regents, IB, and AP), commitment to extra-curricular activities (including community service, leadership in student organizations and athletics, performance and artistic activities, and part-time employment); among other measures.

Applicants for admission are expected to complete a minimum of 16 units of college preparatory coursework as follows:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of Social Studies
  • 3-4 units of Mathematics (including Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II)
  • 3-4 units of the same Foreign Language
  • 3-4 units of Science (2 Lab)

*If less than three units are taken in one of the subjects, a minimum of four units will be required in one of the others.

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