State University of New York College at Oneonta: Narrative Description

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Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015
Tel: (607)436-3500; 800-SUNY-123; Admissions: (607)436-2524; Fax: (607)436-3074; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1889. Setting: 250-acre small town campus. Endowment: $17.6 million. Research spending 2002-03: $4.8 million. Total enrollment: 5,724. Faculty: 426 (246 full-time, 180 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 10,200 applied, 48% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 88% from top half. Full-time: 5,341 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 165 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 23 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 75% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; home economics/vocational home economics; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Hartwick College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 11/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,300 full-time, $429 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $906 full-time, $29.35 per semester hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6458. College room only: $3688. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national sororities, local sororities; 7% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Center for Social Responsibility and Community, Mask and Hammer, Terpsichorean, student government, WONY radio station. Major annual events: Homecoming and Family Weekend, Exploration Series, Spring Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,019 college housing spaces available; 3,006 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Milne Library with 549,243 books, 1.1 million microform titles, 14,452 serials, 30,772 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.8 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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