State University of New York at Oswego

Oswego, New York, United States
For more than 150 years SUNY Oswego has been inspired by those who desire to push traditional higher-education boundaries. Oswego has an unwavering commitment to providing a transformative experience to our diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world for tomorrow.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (7)
Medicine & Health (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Our institution was founded in 1861 as the Oswego Primary Teachers’ Training School by Edward Austin Sheldon, who popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Sheldon said his school was the first to combine the object learning method with in-class training for educators.  


  • 60 Undergraduate Majors
  • 70+ Minors
  • 40+ Master’s Programs


SUNY Oswego stresses the importance of undergraduate research opportunities, enabling advanced research for undergraduates that many other institutions only offer at the graduate level. We have outstanding facilities that help students gain hands-on experience, dedicated professors who become mentors through your college career and funding to complete your research or creative efforts, and present the results of this work to your scholarly community.

Every year we invest in our multidisciplinary facilities to provide our researchers, creatives and scholars with the tools and equipment they need to work. 


Career Services

  • Explore careers related to your major
  • Build your résumé
  • Search for full and part-time jobs and internships
  • Research industries and companies
  • And much, much more!

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Student services

The Student Association seeks to empower and represent the voice of the students here at Oswego. Our purpose is to promote the needs and wants of the students while also overseeing the funding of many clubs and organizations on campus. SA has a budget of $1.8 million to allocate to our many active and passionate student run organizations, while also funding several services on campus such as free hockey tickets and the campus shuttle service. 

Housing services

  • Cayuga Hall 
  • Funnelle Hall 
  • Johnson Hall 
  • Seneca Hall 
  • Hart Hall Riggs 
  • Hall Oneida 
  • Hall Mackin 
  • Complex(Moreland/Lonis) Scales Hall 
  • Onondaga Hall Sheldon Hall
  • Waterbury Hall
  • Village Townhouse
  • Apartments

Library services

Penfield Library

We actively contribute to enhancing the intellectual growth, creativity, and well-being of our community. We recognize and respect the diverse and changing needs of our students, staff, and faculty; we shape our collections, services, and programs to empower our users.

ICT services

Campus Technology Services (CTS) is an integrated service organization overseeing administrative computing, instructional computing, network services, technology user support and telecommunications. The department delivers a broad set of infrastructure, applications and services that are vital to the operation and mission of the College.

Medical services

The staff of Health Services is delighted to extend support to you in a non-judgmental and caring manner. Our nurse practitioners are board-certified and specialized providers in the area of college health. The staff is highly experienced in responding to the medical and health concerns of the college's diverse population of students.  

Student Life

Campus life

Each of our 13 residential communities is designed to provide you with a memorable and inclusive home-away-from-home experience. All of our residential communities, and our campus as a whole, are rich with traditions that unify us — and are cherished for a lifetime.

  • West Campus
  • Central Campus
  • Lakeside

Sports facilities

Athletics at SUNY Oswego features top-notch equipment and facilities, including the convocation and arena in the Marano Campus Center. Romney Field House is also available for use and features a 200-meter track, a turf infield, and an additional multi-sport practice surface. We also have a new outdoor turf stadium and Laker Hall's Max Ziel Gymnasium. Other facilities include two full fitness centers, two six-lane swimming pools, racquetball courts, dance studios, two extensive weight rooms, tennis courts and ten athletic fields.

Student clubs

  • Alpha Delta Eta
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
  • Alpha Sigma Chi
  • Delta Kappa Kappa
  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Delta Phi N.A.S
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc
  • Mu Beta Psi
  • Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority INC.
  • Omicron Xi
  • Phi Lambda Phi Sorority
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Psi Phi Gamma
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.
  • Sigma Tau Chi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Zeta Chi Zeta


SUNY Oswego is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Student Reviews

Summer on West Side Dorm=Hell
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The dorms on the West Side of Campus are very outdated (including no AC) as well as the bathrooms there compared to the dorms on Lake side. We are all paying thousands of dollars, why are some people getting privileges of good housing over others? The food is about a 2.5/5 it could be so much better for the price. Most of my professors were decent.

OZ experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was really cool and eye opener

I loved my time here
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I met so many amazing people at SUNY Oswego. I rated it a 4 because of the horrible weather during the winter but otherwise, you just can't beat the sunset here. Most of my classes involved engaged professors and students alike.

Oswego, New York, United States

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