Class profiles

As you start your journey at Oswego, who can you expect to meet? These statistics are not intended as minimums or standards or to represent a “typical" Oswego student; they are merely averages and composites. The Oswego student body is comprised of many individuals whose "raw numbers" fall above or below these averages, and they each comprise a unique and important part of the Oswego experience.

First Year profile             Transfer profile

First Year applicants: 
• 13,415 applied
•  54% admitted
• 1,484 enrolled

Diversity of enrolled first year students:
• 35% (Includes Asian, Hispanic, African-American, Multicultural and
Native American)
*African-American, Black: 12%
*Asian American: 3%
*Caucasian: 63%
*Hispanic, Latino: 17%
*Multicultural: 2%
*Native American/Pacific Island: 1%
*Unreported: 2%

First Year student enrollment by gender:
• Female  51%
• Male      49%

First Year student GPA:*
*
Middle 50% Range is 86- 92; Mean = 90

First Year student SAT and ACT:*
• ACT Composite Range
Middle 50%  Range is 22 – 25
• SAT Range  
Middle 50%  Range is 1130 – 1270

Distribution by major:
* School of Business: 17%
* School of Communication, Media & Arts: 12%
* School of Education: 13%
* Liberal Arts and Sciences: 41%
* Undeclared: 17%

Enrolling students receiving SUNY Oswego scholarships:
• Percentage of First Year students enrolling with a four-year, renewable, SUNY Oswego scholarship: 45%
• Average per year award: $3,600.00

Enrolling First Year students receiving need-based financial aid:
*
Over $84 million in financial aid is awarded annually through various grants, loans and work study allocations.
* 66% of the freshmen class received need based Aid.

SAT and high school GPA ranges for scholarship recipients:
• 1250-1360 SAT and 93-97 GPA: Presidential Scholarship
($5,000 per year award)
216 first year students enrolled with the Presidential Scholarship
• 1170-1230 SAT and 91-94 GPA: Dean Scholarship
($1,500 per year)
94 first year students  enrolled with the Dean Scholarship
• 1120-1210 SAT and 88-92 GPA: Merit Scholarship
($750 per year award)
282 first year students  enrolled with the Merit Scholarship

New York geographic distribution:
* Western: 11%
* Capital District: 7%
* Central: 22%
* Northern: 5%
* Southern Tier: 3%
* Lower Hudson: 11%
* New York City: 21%
* Long Island: 15%
* Out of State/ International: 6%

* Data does not include students admitted via special programs

Transfer profile

Transfer applicants:
2,248 Applied
59% Admitted
750 Enrolled

Diversity of enrolled transfers:
• 149 or 22% (Includes Asian, Hispanic, African American and
Native American)

Transfer GPA:
Mean Transfer GPA = 3.0

Mean transfer GPA for scholarship recipients:
3.6 GPA & 57+ college credits
143 Transfer awards granted in the Fall semester