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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.

First-Year Applicants:

  • 12,672 applied
  • 55% admitted
  • 1,492 enrolled

Ethnic Diversity of Enrolled First-Year Students:

  • African-American and Black: 12%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Caucasian: 64%
  • Hispanic, Latino: 16%
  • Multicultural: 3%
  • Native American/Pacific Island: 0%
  • Unknown: 2%
  • 34% Includes African-American and Black, Asian, Hispanic, Multicultural, Native American, and Pacific Islanders.

First-Year Student Enrollment by Gender:

  • Female: 51%
  • Male: 49%

First-Year Student High School GPA and SAT Score:

  • Mean GPA: 90*
  • Mean SAT: 1150*
    *Does not include students admitted via special programs

SUNY Oswego Merit-Based Scholarships:

  • 45% of first-year students received Presidential, Dean or Merit scholarship.
  • SAT and high school GPA ranges for scholarship recipients (middle 50%):
    • Presidential Scholarship Recipients ($5,000 annual award):
      1250-1360 SAT and 93-97 high school GPA
    • Dean Scholarship Recipients ($1,500 annual award):
      1070-1230 SAT and 91-94 high school GPA
    • Merit Scholarship Recipients ($750 annual award):
      1120-1210 SAT and 88-92 high school GPA

Enrolling First-Year Students Receiving Need-Based Financial Aid:

  • More than $84 million in financial aid is awarded annually through various grants, loans and work study allocations.

Geographic Distribution:

  • New York State
    • Western: 12%
    • Capital District: 8%
    • Central: 22%
    • Northern: 1%
    • Southern Tier: 5%
    • Lower Hudson: 13%
    • New York City: 19%
    • Long Island: 14%
  • Out of State / International: 6%

Transfer Applicants:

  • 2,066 applied
  • 60% admitted
  • 730 enrolled