College Profile

Founded in 1889 “in honor and good faith” SUNY College at 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. The College 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 9th among the top public colleges in the North. With niche programs in Music Industry, Fashion, Dietetics, along with the strengths of its longstanding Business Economics and Professional Accounting degrees, the College is also strong in science, math, art, theatre, and liberal arts program. With 69 undergraduate degrees to choose from, the College is ideal with its modest class sizes and focused learning environments.

SUNY College at Oneonta is where academic excellence and cross-cultural understanding meet. To that end, the Office of International Education advances diversity through responsible recruitment practices and service excellence for international students and visiting scholars, from inquiry to attendance. 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.


6,023 Total Enrollment
5,808 Undergraduate Enrollment
215 Graduate Enrollment
123 International Student Enrollment
57% Male
43% Female
17:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
699 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 (w/International Lounge. Choice of 15 Residence Halls.

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Collaborative Programs

  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • AIU London 2+2

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

First Year:
English language proficiency requirements (TOEFL, IELTS, or comparative scores) or SAT 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 (GPA 3.0) and campus/community service.

Student Activities and Campus Life

Marketing Club, Political Science Club, International Student Organization, Japan Student Association. Clubs Sponsored by the Student Association.


Central New York

Oneonta, State University of New York College at (SUNY)


Karen Brown
Director of Admissions

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

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