About the University
SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, public college rooted in scholarship across the liberal arts and sciences. We prepare students for successful careers and the pursuit of advanced degrees.
As a member of the State University of New York, our small classes, opportunities for undergraduate research, and student/faculty interaction are as attractive as our cost.
Nestled in the hills of Central New York, the college’s idyllic setting is ideal for study, adventure and self-discovery. Just “up the hill” from the charming City of Oneonta, our campus blends community and academe to engage, nurture, and inspire.
Initially established in 1889 as a state normal school, Oneonta has become a premier school of the SUNY system. Our strong alumni network spans the globe, demonstrating the leadership and accomplishment that exemplify an Oneonta education.
With a population of just under 14,000 people, Oneonta is a safe, friendly community known for its small-town ambiance and vibrant arts and entertainment scene.
SUNY Oneonta has been included in the BestColleges.com list of America’s “Best Small Town Colleges” for two years running and ranked No. 14 on the Matador Network’s 2015 list of the “20 Coolest Towns in the U.S.”
The city of Oneonta’s “just-right” size makes it a great place for a college campus. Within easy walking distance of campus is Oneonta’s downtown business district, which features coffee shops, pizzerias, ethnic cuisine, consignment stores and a variety of locally owned specialty shops offering everything from shoes to kitchen gadgets. The Main Street Plaza is home to the Oneonta Farmers’ Market, which offers seasonal products year-round.
- Excerpt from SUNY Oneonta's website.
Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.
All International students are required to have GeoBlue Student Health (medical) Insurance at all times. The GeoBlue Student Health Insurance plan is intended for your protection and is a federal and state regulatory requirement while providing the student with quality, comprehensive healthcare coverage while studying in the U.S.
This plan costs: $575.00 (fall), $805.00 (spring)
CHARTIS is not accepted at Oneonta.
Living on-campus: On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students. If you are interested in living on-campus, please visit the residential life website.
Cost: $4,257.00 - $5,747.00 per year*
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information. (Cost: $2,140.00)
Off-campus Housing: You may choose to live off campus near the University, for ressources, contact your international student advisor.
The average budget per month is: $400 - 500
In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $8,000.00 per semester.