College Profile

Founded in 1889 “in honor and good faith,” SUNY Oneonta is a multi-purpose college of the liberal arts and sciences, known for an outstanding and accessible faculty, students committed to academics and community service, exceptional facilities, and its 250-acre, beautiful campus. Its core values of academic excellence, student engagement, global connectedness, inclusive community, and stewardship are the hallmarks of the campus. SUNY Oneonta is committed to teaching with distinction and innovation through diverse academic programs and building an increasingly diverse and welcoming campus.

With 6,000 undergraduates and 123 international students representing 26 countries, the college is a safe and friendly atmosphere among the beautiful mountains of upstate New York. Located just 4.5 hours to New York City, and one hour from Albany, SUNY Oneonta is rated among the top public colleges in the North. Along with niche programs in Music Industry, Fashion and Textiles, Dietetics, as well as its longstanding Business Economics and Professional Accounting degrees, the college is also strong in science, math, art, theatre, and liberal arts program. With more than 100 majors, minors, and cooperative programs to choose from, SUNY Oneonta is an ideal location with its modest class sizes and focused learning environments.

SUNY Oneonta is where academic excellence and cross-cultural understanding meet. It is committed to preparing students for the attainment of their professional and personal goals and meaningful study abroad opportunities, while contributing positively to the global community


6530 Total Enrollment
6066 Undergraduate Enrollment
464 Graduate Enrollment
80-100 International Student Enrollment
38% Male
62% Female
18:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
491 Faculty: Full-Time
26 Countries Represented
Top 5 Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, India, China

English as a Second Language Program and Services

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International Student Housing Options

Yes, First Year Experience Hall, Hulbert Hall.  International transfer students may live off-campus

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Collaborative Programs

  • 1-Year Visiting Program with the SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
  • 4+1 Master of Business Administration with Clarkson University
  • 4+1 Master of Business Administration with Rochester University

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

First Year:
English language proficiency requirements (TOEFL, IELTS, or comparative scores)

Transfer Students:
Cumulative GPA 2.5 minimum of college coursework from U.S. college. No TOEFL required if two semesters of college coursework (ESL or undergraduate work).

Financial Aid

Is financial aid available for international students?
No, International Student Scholarships Available based on academic merit and campus/community service.

Student Activities and Campus Life

Over 150 programs and clubs including Greek Life, International Student Organization, sports intramurals, and more! Clubs Sponsored by the Student Association.


Central New York

State University of New York at Oneonta (SUNY)


Wade Binneboese
Admissions Counselor

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?
I-20 Only

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Full Time: $13,780
Fees: $1,260

Major Areas of Study

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
Art and Graphic Design
Arts and Humanities
Arts, Visual, and Performing
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Clinical Nutrition
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer and Information Sciences
Counseling and Social Work
English Language and Literature
Environmental Science/Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Medicine
Health Sciences
International Relations
Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
Law and Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Math and Statistics
Medicine (General)
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Occupational Therapy
Parks, Recreation, and Fitness
Philosophy and Religion
Physical Sciences
Public Administration and Social Services
Rehabilitation and Therapy
Science Technologies
Security and Protective Services/Criminal Justice
Social Sciences
Social Sciences


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