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
|80-100||International Student Enrollment|
|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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- 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
English language proficiency requirements (TOEFL, IELTS, or comparative scores)
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).
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.