Class profiles

The statistics that follow 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 credentials fall above or below these averages, and they each comprise a unique and important part of the Oswego experience.

Fall 2018 First Year profile             Fall 2018 Transfer profile

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

Diversity of enrolled first year students:
• 36% (Includes Asian, Hispanic, African-American, Multicultural,
Native American, and Pacific Islanders)
*African-American, Black: 13%
*Asian American: 4%
*Caucasian: 64%
*Hispanic, Latino: 14%
*Multicultural: 4%
*Native American/Pacific Island: 1%

First Year student enrollment by gender:
• Female  54%
• Male      46%

First Year student GPA:*
*
Middle 50% Range is 86- 92; Mean = 89.5

First Year student SAT and ACT:*
• ACT Composite Range
Middle 50%  Range is 22 – 26
• SAT Range  
Middle 50%  Range is 1100 – 1250

* Data does not include students admitted via special programs

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: $3,300.00

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 freshman class received need-based aid.

SAT and high school GPA ranges for scholarship recipients (middle 50%):
• 1250-1360 SAT and 93-97 GPA: Presidential Scholarship
($5,000 per year award)
200 first year students enrolled with the Presidential Scholarship
• 1170-1230 SAT and 91-94 GPA: Dean Scholarship
($1,500 per year)
105 first year students  enrolled with the Dean Scholarship
• 1120-1210 SAT and 88-92 GPA: Merit Scholarship
($750 per year award)
284 first year students  enrolled with the Merit Scholarship


New York geographic distribution:
* Western: 12%
* Capital District: 6%
* Central: 18%
* Northern: 5%
* Southern Tier: 3%
* Lower Hudson: 13%
* New York City: 20%
* Long Island: 17%
* Out of State/ International: 6%

Transfer profile

Transfer applicants:
2,213 Applied
60% Admitted
665 Enrolled

Diversity of enrolled transfers:
• 134 or 20% (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
192 Transfer awards granted in the Fall semester

Transfer student enrollment by gender:
Female: 45%
Male: 55%

Distribution by major:
School of Business: 23%
School of Communication, Media, and the Arts: 18%
School of Education: 16%
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: 43%

New York geographic distribution:
Western: 11%
Capital District: 3%
Central: 50%
Southern Tier: 5%
Lower Hudson (Downstate): 8%
New York City: 4%
Long Island: 9%
Rest of the State: 6%
Out of State/International: 4%