Lighting the Way Since 1861

For more than 150 years SUNY Oswego has been inspired by those who desire to push traditional higher-education boundaries. Oswego has an unwavering commitment to providing a transformative experience to our diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world for tomorrow.

What You Need to Know


With a student body of nearly 8,000 students, we are large enough to offer the program you want yet small enough for students to form quality relationships with each other and our faculty.

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Discover Your Path

Do research in cutting-edge laboratories. Thrive in high-profile internships. Study — or student teach — abroad. Play a role in professional-quality theatre productions. Gain experience in on-air news production and broadcasting. Or discover your own amazing path! At SUNY Oswego, traditional classroom lectures meet real-life programming, enhancing your practical experiences and engaging you in meaningful work outside the classroom.

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Become a Laker

Whether you’re a freshman, transfer or international student, you go to college because you dream big. You long to discover new adventures and exciting opportunities. You do everything with passion and determination. Our lakeside campus unfolds on nearly 700 scenic acres along the shore of Lake Ontario. Our Syracuse campus offers a learning environment downtown in Central New York’s anchor community. Online and flexible coursework accommodates students who work full-time or want access to Oswego’s quality education from anywhere.

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Express Yourself

There’s more to the college experience than academics. Immerse yourself in all our campus has to offer — whatever your interests, hobbies and passions — and you’ll become an important part of our vibrant community. Pretty soon, Oswego will start to feel like home.

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Mission Statement

SUNY Oswego contributes to the common good by lighting the path to wisdom and empowering every person in the college community to pursue a meaningful life as a productive, responsible member of society.

Explore Our Campus

The best way to experience SUNY Oswego is to visit our campus in person. 

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