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Begin your Oswego story, following in the footsteps of generations of alumni.

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Applicant Portal

It all starts now. Access your portal for up-to-date information.

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Your Story Starts HereNew Student Orientation

Every student’s story is unique and Oswego is here to help you navigate yours. Complete your “Next Steps” in the Applicant Portal, then register for New Student Orientation. At orientation, you’ll connect with peers, learn Oswego traditions, and engage with campus resources.

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Vision 4040

Expanding Oswego’s Promise

A pathway for SUNY Oswego to stabilize degree attainment of 4,000 awards per year — 40,000 per decade — by year 2040.

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See yourself here

Summer Open House

Join us on August 2 for Summer Open House, a prime opportunity for prospective students and families to get to know Oswego.

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Seize Summer

Summer Sessions

Advance your degree this summer! Get ahead, deepen your expertise, or discover a fresh passion with summer sessions at Oswego.

Vibrant CommunityThe Laker Experience

Immerse yourself in all our campus has to offer — whatever your interests, hobbies and passions. Pretty soon, Oswego will start to feel like home.

Life at Oswego 

Return on your investment
Value and Outcomes

SUNY Tuition and Great Value

SUNY saves NYS residents an average of $1,400 compared to other public institutions across the nation.

84% of Students Receive Financial Aid

A degree is an investment, and avenues to get there include scholarships, grants, student employment and loans. 

99% of Graduates are Employed or Continue

Our Career Services can help you discover and forge paths that connect your passions and your values to your talents.

92,000+ Alumni Network

800+ foundation scholarships (over $1 million) are made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends.

The hands-on experience that I’ve gained because of SUNY Oswego’s connections and the alumni, have opened up doors for me like I could never believe. Working PGA championship, Buffalo Bills games, March Madness. It’s something I dreamed of as a little kid...

Read Melinda’s Story 〉

I wanted to be involved in Rich ’N’ Pour because as a transfer student I was late to the party already. I thought this experience would not only give me real-world business experience, but help me get up to speed with the culture and meet people...

Read Paul’s Story 〉

At SUNY Oswego, I feel fully equipped to embrace my future. I feel like I’m ready to embrace the real world and take what I’ve learned here to apply it to my career.

Read Michael-Daniel’s Story 〉

SUNY Oswego has prepared me for what’s next by providing a supportive, challenging environment.

Read Adam’s Story 〉

It’s been great working with the faculty, and definitely athletics, they’ve been great. They really gave me a lot opportunities to come and work for them and expand my interests beyond my major.

I was able to play with Symphoria a couple years ago, I toured in the last six months with a flutist from Symphoria. I can guarantee you, I wouldn’t have gotten opportunities like that at [other schools].

Upcoming Events

At Oswego, there’s always something going on. We invite engaging speakers from around the world to share their expertise, alumni return to discuss their after-college experiences, and we host accomplished musicians and art exhibitions. You'll also find opportunities to unwind, cheer on your fellow Lakers at our numerous sporting events or catch a movie through our foreign film series.

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Ready to learn, lead, and serve in our ever-changing world.


Become a Laker