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

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Cost and Aid

SUNY Oneonta has a reputation for providing an exceptional educational experience at an affordable cost. In addition to frequent recognition by national organizations for our academic quality, we were named to the Kiplinger’s magazine list of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for 10 years running.

In 2020-21, 84% of first-year students received financial assistance and we awarded over $5.7 million in institutional and foundation scholarships. Students who apply for admission by Jan. 15, 2023, will be considered for merit scholarships.  There is no separate application process for most scholarships.

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We are now test optional and will not require submission of SAT or ACT scores from students applying for undergraduate admission during the spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024  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.

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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.

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

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Information Session

Campus Tour Video

2022 Class Profile*

Class enrollment: 1,165

Applications received: 9,970

First-generation students: 41%

Racial Diversity: 29%

High school GPA middle 50%: 87-94

SAT middle 50%: 1110-1240

ACT middle 50%: 24-28

Test optional: Approximately 74% of the first-time first-year students applied as test-optional candidates for fall 2022.

*As of August 2022

Fast Facts

Average Class Size
20 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.
Student/Faculty Ratio
16:1 students per one faculty

Contact Admissions

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

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

Fax: 607-436-3074


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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