State University of New York at Oswego

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Medium

  • Tuition

    $25,000—$30,000 Semester

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Biomedical Laboratory Science, Business, Computer Science

  • Setting

    Small/College town, Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    AACSB, ABET

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6+, Duolingo: 100+, TOEFL: 71+

  • Social Media

SUNY Oswego: Dream. Discover. Do.

With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the State University of New York at Oswego is big enough to let you follow your dreams, but small enough to give you the personal attention you deserve. We offer over 180 academic programs bolstered by dedicated hands-on learning experiences and plenty of face time with faculty in the sciences, business, liberal arts, and communications. Located in the heart of New York State, SUNY Oswego emphasizes quality education and experience inside and outside the classroom on its scenic lakeside campus. Learn why, in the words of one international student, Oswego is truly a friendly and welcoming home away from home by watching the video below.

"Now that I'm in Oswego, I can't imagine myself anywhere else." In the video featured above, international students discuss why they chose to become SUNY Oswego Lakers, and what they enjoy most about life at Oswego.

Top academic programs among international students

  • Business Administration (BS/MBA)
  • Computer Science (BA/BS)
  • Biomedical and Health Informatics (MS)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (MA)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering (BS)
  • Finance (BS)
  • Economics (BA/BS)
  • Chemistry (BA/BS/MS)
  • Biology (BA/BS)
  • Broadcasting and Mass Communication (BA)
  • Biochemistry (BS)
  • Accounting (BS/MBA)
  • Cognitive Science (BA/BS)
  • Software Engineering (BS)
  • Marketing (BS)

A broken computer and a brilliant mind helped bring Yahya Ndiaye from Senegal to Oswego. The president of the Muslim Student Association also helps welcome new Lakers by working with New Student Orientation and as a resident mentor in Johnson Hall.

Why choose Oswego?

  • Academics: With over 180 exceptional academic programs in the sciences, business, liberal arts, and communications, SUNY Oswego has something for everyone.
  • Affordability: SUNY Oswego provides generous scholarship opportunities for international applicants, particularly for those studying at the undergraduate level. Undergraduate international students are automatically considered for scholarships ranging from $9,000 - $14,000 per year.
  • Opportunities: Oswego lets you to put into practice what you learn in the classroom. The university offers highly-ranked internship experiences that allow you to explore and confirm your career options, boost your resume, learn new skills, and prepare for life after graduation.
  • Campus life: SUNY Oswego has a safe and vibrant campus culture. There are 200 student-run clubs and organizations that help you connect with your peers, learn a new hobby or skill, volunteer for a cause that you are passionate about, and have fun. 
  • Scenic location: SUNY Oswego’s 700-acre campus is situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, in the heart of Central New York, approximately 5 hours driving distance from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. 

Why SUNY Oswego? In the above video, students discuss why they selected SUNY Oswego to be their home away from home and a building block for their futures.

Admissions requirements

At the undergraduate level, SUNY Oswego uses a holistic application review process for both admission and merit-based scholarship consideration: 

  • Applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma. 
  • Applicants should demonstrate a minimum grade point average (GPA) equivalent to 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Non-native English speakers must demonstrate proof of English proficiency, typically through either IELTS (6.0), TOEFL (71), or a Duolingo English Score (100). 
  • While we will consider scores if submitted, SAT/ACT results are not required. 
  • Conditional admission to an undergraduate degree program through the college’s Intensive English Program is also available.

Admissions requirements at the graduate level vary by program. Graduate applicants who are non-native English speakers must demonstrate proof of English proficiency, typically through either IELTS (6.5), TOEFL (79, or 83 for MBA programs), or a Duolingo English Score (105).

"There's a place for everybody at SUNY Oswego." Take a 60-second tour of the campus by watching the video above!

Cost of attendance

One academic year of study at SUNY Oswego for an undergraduate international student - before any scholarships are awarded - is currently estimated to be $35,350 USD. This estimate is inclusive of tuition, fees, living expenses, health insurance, and books. However, the college automatically considers qualified undergraduate international students for scholarships at the time of their application; these awards range from $9,000 -  $14,000 per year. Graduate level international students can expect to pay between $37,500 - $38,400 per academic year (inclusive of tuition, fees, living expenses, health insurance, and books), though they may apply for Graduate Assistantships, Graduate Fellowships, scholarships, grants, and awards that would help defray their annual cost of attendance. 

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State University of New York at Oswego
7060 State Route 104
Oswego NY 13126
P: +13153125775
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