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Oswego Welcomes Strong Incoming Class

Oswego had nearly the same numbers of new freshmen and transfers this past fall as fall 2010, but the percentage of traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups continues to rise.

Fresman at TorchlightStudents of African American, Asian, Native American, Latino and multicultural descent make up 300 of the 1,340 freshmen, or 22.4 percent - up from 19.4 percent in fall 2010. The total is 7.3 percent higher than five years ago.

Of 760 new transfer students, 100 students, or 13.2 percent, come from underrepresented groups, increasing from 9.9 percent in 2010.

SUNY Oswego draws about three-fourths of its freshmen from outside the seven-county region around Oswego. The college has continued to widen the reach of its recruitment efforts and has increased opportunities for international students to enroll.

This year's freshmen have, on average, a high school grade average just above 90 and a mean SAT score of about 1110 ⎯ both nearly identical to last year. The acceptance rate was 48 percent this year, about 10 percent lower than a decade ago.

Jeff Rea '71

This year's freshman class, assembled here for Welcoming Torchlight in August, is one of the brightest and most diverse  to attend Oswego.

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