Universities in New York

SUNY Oswego


University Information

Location: Oswego, New York
Founded: 1861
Undergraduate Students: 7 400
Campus Type: Rural
Institution Type: Public state university 
Website: www.oswego.edu

About the University

With a student body of nearly 8,000 students, we are large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form quality relationships with each other and caring faculty.

We stress quality education and experience inside and outside the classroom on our scenic, 690-acre lakeside campus. Students pursue bright futures through programs in our College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education — as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors to the future with internships and study-abroad opportunities that rate among the highest in the SUNY system.

SUNY Oswego is divided into 4 schools:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Houses the following departments: Anthropology, Atmospheric and Geological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, English and Creative Writing, History, Human Development, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Justice, Sociology
  • School of Business
    • Here, students can pursue degrees in the following areas of study: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations Management and Information Systems, Risk Management and Insurance
  • School of Communication, Media and the Arts
    • Houses the following departments: Art, Communication Studies, Music, Theatre
  • School of Education
    • Houses the following departments: Counseling and Psychological Services, Curriculum and Instruction, Education Administration, Health Promotion and Wellness, Technology, Vocational Teacher Preparation

Excerpt from SUNY Oswego’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

All students participating in SUNY Oswego’s overseas programs will be automatically enrolled and covered under National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh for our Health Insurance Plan.

Cost: $1,150.00 per semester

Living on-campus: International first year undergraduate students are required to live on campus, for more information, please visit the housing website.

Cost: $3,895 – $5,795 per semester* 
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information. (Cost: $3,225 per semester)

Off-campus Housing: Upon completion of their on-campus residency requirement, students may elect to live off campus. There are affordable housing options for students within walking distance or a short bus ride from the SUNY Oswego Campus. The local newspaper the Palladium-Times lists rentals in their classified section and the ISSS office has a list of local landlords.  Agreement or leases between landowners and student/tenant(s) are private contracts. The college assumes no obligation for damages, payment of rent or resolving differences between tenants and landowners. Students are indiviually responsible for their actions under municipal, state, and federal laws. Students are advised to read the terms of the lease carefully, understand the obligations, maintain the property or the deposit may be forfeited and obtain a copy of the lease.

Price: $936 per semester

The average budget per month is: $1,200-$1,500

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $10,876 per semester.