About SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, public college rooted in scholarship across the liberal arts and sciences. We enroll 6,000 students in 70 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate programs. 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.

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.

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275 New Students Awarded Scholarships

SUNY Oneonta has awarded scholarships to 270 incoming freshman and five new transfer students. Since 2000, the college and its related College at Oneonta Foundation have more than tripled the number of scholarships available to SUNY Oneonta students, and more than $4 million is awarded each year.

18 days ago
Student Research

Students Present Parasitology Research at National Meeting

Six biology students presented research at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists in Omaha, Nebraska, in June.

3 days ago
Study Abroad

Students Help Solve Real-World Water Issues in Guatemala

A summer course in Guatemala combined field research, problem-solving and service learning—plus a chance to climb an 8,000-foot active volcano. A total of 21 Oneonta students traveled to Guatemala with Dr. Tracy Allen, associate professor of geography and environmental sciences, and Dr. ...

5 days ago

Five Track & Field Athletes earn Academic Honors

Five track & field athletes earned academic honors from the USTFCCCA.

9 days ago

20 Students Chosen to Serve as Orientation Leaders

Twenty SUNY Oneonta students have been selected to serve as Orientation Leaders for the 2015-2016 academic year. In addition to leading activities for new students and their parents during 10 summer orientation sessions, Orientation Leaders welcome new students into their new community by leading...

about 1 month ago