High School Counselors

view of SUNY Oneonta quad from Welcome Center

As a school counselor, you are an important partner in SUNY Oneonta’s success. We appreciate your help in finding students who are looking for the programs and opportunities we offer, and each year, we count on you to guide your students as they navigate the Oneonta admissions process. Please refer to this page for resources that can help your students as they move through their college search. If you have suggestions for additional information, let us know! You can also join our mailing list to receive the latest updates about SUNY Oneonta.

Majors and Programs

Whether your students know what they want to study—or they’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 recent ranking by Teacher.org.

Explore our Programs

Cost and Aid

SUNY Oneonta is committed to offering students an excellent academic experience at an affordable price. That’s why Money.com gave SUNY Oneonta a 4.5-star rating on its “Money Best Colleges in America 2023” list, which recognizes colleges and universities across the country that have a record of helping students graduate and launching graduates into jobs with above average wages.

We offer a variety of merit- and need-based scholarships, and no separate application is required. Students should apply by Jan. 15, 2024, for the best chance of receiving a scholarship.

In 2022-23, 90% of first-year students and 84% of all undergraduates received financial assistance.


We are now test optional and will not require submission of SAT or ACT scores from students applying for undergraduate admission during the spring 2024, fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters. While we will consider scores if submitted, SAT/ACT results are not required.

To check the status of applications, check out our Counselor Connect page. We accept transcripts electronically through Parchment, a secure way for counselors to send transcripts without using paper and mailing envelopes. Counselors will receive confirmation of all transcripts sent. Interested schools should contact Parchment to set up an account.

Application Requirements


Tour Gudies

We look forward to showing your students all that Oneonta has to offer through one of our campus tours. Students can use the link below to sign up for a tour. Some campus tours are preceded by a 45-minute information session. Customized sessions are offered for prospective first-year/transfer students and admitted students. Registration is required. Sessions fill up quickly so be sure to encourage your students to plan ahead. We also offer virtual appointments and a virtual tour.

See Visit Options


Our admissions counselors frequently travel and can arrange visits for college planning nights, panels, workshops and other events. For more information, email Pam Hilton, director of admissions.

Find the counselor for your school

Information Session

Campus Tour Video

Fast Facts

Average Class Size
19 students
Excluding internships, independent studies, practicums
and partial-term courses
SUNY Oneonta is located in Central New York in the city of Oneonta (pop. 14,000),
about halfway between Albany and Binghamton.
15:1 students to faculty
Student/Faculty Ratio
15:1 students per one faculty

2023 Class Profile*

Class enrollment: 1,359

Applications received: 13,793

First-generation students: 43%

Racial Diversity: 33.2%

High school GPA middle 50%: 88-95

Average GPA: 90.1

SAT middle 50%: 1150-1300

ACT middle 50%: 25-29

Test optional: Nearly 77% of first-time freshman applied as test-optional candidates for fall 2023.

*As of August 2023

Contact Admissions

Office of Admissions
Welcome Center
SUNY Oneonta
108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820

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

Fax: 607-436-3074

Email: admissions@oneonta.edu

Office Hours
Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Telephone Hours
M, T, Th, F: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
W: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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