SUNY Oswego: Big -School Resources in a Caring Community of Scholars

The sound of the waves on the shores of Lake Ontario. A taste of Lakeside Dining. The buzz of students in the Marano Campus Center. The roar of Lakers on game day. Faculty and students engaged in research. These are just a few of the things you’ll experience at SUNY Oswego!

Oswego’s long-standing traditions of academic excellence, investment in student success and commitment to providing unrivaled applied learning opportunities rank the University among New York’s premier public schools and one of the best regional public universities in the Northeast.


Discover Your Path

Oswego’s academic foundation is built around ensuring that students gain a breadth of knowledge by focusing on arts and sciences, global awareness, and human diversity, as well as a focus on fundamental skills such as writing, critical thinking and computer literacy. Learn from distinguished professors; participate in applied learning activities such as internships, research with faculty and civic engagement opportunities; and discover your path via its nationally recognized college and schools (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; School of Business; and School of Education).


Visit oswego.edu/academics for a listing of majors and minors and learn about the many ways to explore your interests, learn new skills and reach your educational goals at Oswego.


Prepare for Lifelong Success

SUNY Oswego’s state-of-the-art facilities, surrounded by awe-inspiring beauty on the shores of Lake Ontario, provide a perfect setting to forge lifelong friendships and prepare for your future.


At SUNY Oswego, career readiness and hands-on experience have always been at the core of its curriculum. Through a combination of classroom theory and practical experience tailored to meet what the market demands, the University exposes students to the life-changing challenge of working and learning in the community and around the globe.


Your Home Away from Home

Living on the SUNY Oswego campus is an invaluable part of your college experience. The University takes great pride in the warm, inclusive and supportive environment in its 10 residential buildings and townhouses that consist of contemporary and traditional style halls, apartments, suites and even its own village. Those students who live on campus will be close to friends, events and support services, as well as nearby Penfield Library, the Marano Campus Center, three College Stores, food venues, fitness centers, recreation, practices, clubs, organizations and more. The shared memories and friendships made there will last a lifetime.


For more information, visit oswego.edu/student-life/living-oswego.



SUNY Oswego Points of Pride

Recognized for academic excellence and value, Oswego is known for its extraordinary faculty, its welcoming atmosphere, and its reputation for producing fiercely loyal and highly successful alumni.


  • Nationally Ranked: SUNY Oswego is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Washington Monthly, Colleges of Distinction, and others as one of the best regional colleges, a best value school, and among the nation’s top green colleges.

  • Graduate Success: 96 percent of the most recent graduating class were employed and/or continuing their education within one year of graduation.

  • Welcoming, Inclusive Campus: SUNY Oswego is proud of its inclusive and diverse campus community where differences are celebrated, and every individual’s uniqueness is embraced. Thirty-two percent of Oswego’s student body self-identify as culturally diverse.

  • Engage Globally: SUNY Oswego offers more than 80 education abroad programs. Students may travel for as little as a few weeks on faculty-led programs during spring, summer and winter breaks. Semester and year-long options provide time to explore and understand global cultures. There’s a program for everyone! Visit oswego.edu/international for more information.

  • Graduate-Level Offerings/5-Year Programs: In addition to undergraduate programs, SUNY Oswego offers more than 40 master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate graduate certificates, advanced post-master’s certificates and micro-credentials. Oswego also offers 5-year programs and 4+1 pathways enabling students to save time and money by earning both an undergraduate and graduate degree within five years. These students benefit from streamlined admission process, application waivers and guided advisement. Learn more at oswego.edu/5-year.

It's Your Time. Apply Today and Go Oswego!

It’s time to begin your own Oswego success story like generations of alumni before you. The University's more than 92,000 alumni are successful, caring, involved citizens who are making an impact in their chosen fields and in communities around the globe. Learn more about how you can become a Laker. Visit oswego.edu/go.