Fast facts

SUNY Oswego enrolls around 8,000 students, some 7,000 of them full-time undergraduates. Around 4,400 students live on campus among the college's 13 residence halls and communities. The more than 200 clubs and organizations and 24 Division III sports teams provide many outlets for student involvement. Overall, Oswego's lakeside campus stretches for almost 700 acres and includes 76 buildings.

Nearly 1,500 freshmen, with a mean high school grade average of 90, enrolled in fall 2018. Around 200 Presidential Scholars with a mean high-school grade average of 95 received this top award; an additional 865 more first-year students received Deans', Merit or Transfer Merit Scholarships. Around 750 transfer students, with an average GPA of 3.0, chose Oswego to pursue their bachelor's degrees.

Overall, SUNY Oswego annually provides more than $6.5 million in merit-based scholarships and more than $84 million in need-based grants, loans and work-study awards to support student success at Oswego.

Oswego is one of 13 university colleges in the 64-campus SUNY system. As a comprehensive college, Oswego offers more than 110 majors, minors, cooperative and graduate programs, and awards bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and advanced certificates.


  • 1,213 full-time faculty and staff
  • 476 part-time faculty and staff
  • 3,372 part-time student employees
  • 2,037 full-time equivalent employees

Economic impact

  • $179.4 million total economic impacts for Oswego County
  • $345 million total economic impacts to the immediate seven-county region