Oswego, NY
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$16,091 ($6,841)
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Reviews 820 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel safe but still use the buddy system where ever I go

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: As a transfer student I did not have an issue with housing. It was easy to pick and get. However, I do think it is expensive.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: There are plenty of opportunities for students to attend and support local teams

3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Its there if you want to party

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Not a greek type of person

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Professors are great and supportive. I feel that I can meet with them when needed.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: If you have money to spend then I guess it works. I am too poor to eat off campus.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: If you are from a middle class family, there is little financial aide available. Plus if you have a learning disability, it is extremely tough to get recognized for your accomplishments vs. your peers. There are virtually no scholarships or aid for students with disabilities.

I am having a hard time financing my college.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Lots of opportunities. I am worry about internship opportunities.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: School relies heavily on SAT scores and doesn't look at student as a whole. If you have a disability, there is little consideration for this and orientation to resources that are available. Also hard to get financial aid if you are competing against your naturally academic peers. There are very little scholarship opportunities for students with disabilities.

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: I have enjoyed my time here

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: It is what you make of it

Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I really do not have enough knowledge of this.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: I am a rules follower so this doesn't really impact me.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: I love eating with my friends anytime I want

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Well, one person died from a heroin overdose last year. So there's that. BSR is kind of known for causing trouble. Some professors are really great with advocating for you, the women's studies department especially. The women's center puts on a slutwalk and a take back the night walk every year.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived on Lakeside, first in Johnson then in Waterbury. I'll be living in the Village next year. Waterbury is the greatest community known to man. Considering the fact that there aren't individual study lounges on every floor like Johnson everyone kind of hangs out together. However Waterbury is getting renovated so it will be one of the newest buildings on campus. Same for Scales. These two are the only ones without tunnels to dining halls. Riggs has a weird smell outside it but it's nice. West campus is known for partying. Lonis and Moreland and Sheldon are known for being quiet. Johnson was okay. I had friends but being surrounded by freshman blows.

3 College Senior

Academics: Again, this all depends on what you're interested in. I have a friend who's in Africa studying animals, and a friend who got an internship as a community organizer. The Creative Writing department is big on getting published and they have the star program, a lot of professors give out opportunity for extra credit.

3 College Senior

Academics: Registration is a pain, good luck getting into classes if you're not a senior. The library has a 24 study lounge and a quiet floor for studying.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The only place worth going to is Hanabi and every person knows it. Their sushi is the best I've ever had in my life.

4 College Senior

Majors: It all depends on what you're interested in. I'm a creative writing major and the program is really good, the English department here is also really good, as is the film department. The math department isn't that great and science is okay, although the new science building is beautiful. Meteorology is one of the most difficult majors here, and the political science department isn't very good. The psychology department is really good and the graduate program for counseling is also really good. Of course Oswego is a teaching school so the department is pretty good. It all depends on what you're interested in though, you also get as much as you give.

4 College Senior

Majors: I love the Creative Writing department. I've had a great experience, great classes and some amazing professors. Some can be a bit work intensive but it's worth it.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I've lived on campus my entire time here, but most off campus housing can be a little scummy but maybe that's just because of the weather? We do have the centro bus route though and that's really important and also really useful.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Well, last year we had a black face incident on campus so that's kind of uncool. There's not a lot for reformed jewish students but there is chabad. Pride Alliance is REALLY active and VERY involved so that's cool, and ALANA is a good thing too, black student union does their best.

3 College Senior

Athletics: It's all about Hockey here. But they have a LOT of intramural sports like soccer, basketball, hockey, even broomball. Floor hockey is supposed to be good too.


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Hart and Funnelle Hall
Hart and Funnelle Hall
Hart and Funnelle Hall Hart and Funnelle Hall Hart (front right) is the international building on campus, where all international students reside during the academic year. Both Funnelle (back left) and Hart are the two central residence halls at SUNY Oswego. The majority of the academic buildings are very close to Hart and Funnelle.
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Kaline Mulvihill
Tully, NY
Journalism/ Anthropology
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SUNY Oswego is its own community. There is constant energy on the campus, creating an atmosphere perfect for students who are willing to try new experiences, meet new people, and have fun while preparing for the future. College is a transition period, and it is all about what you make of it. SUNY Oswego offers students a wide variety of courses, majors, minors, and clubs that can help students expand their resumes as well as their experiences for future careers. There are study abroad programs offered for numerous countries in spring, fall, and summer sessions. Oswego also offers quarter courses, where you take a class and then travel to the country or area you are studying. There are quarter courses for Paris, Rome, Ecuador, Istanbul, and several other countries. If you are interested in radio production, television production, or newspaper writing, SUNY Oswego’s Campus Center is the home for the offices of WTOP, WNYO 88.9 FM, and The Oswegonian. Get first-hand experience with being on television, having your own radio show, and writing for an award-winning college newspaper. There is a wide variety of clubs, including equestrian, skiing, dance, outdoors, geology, the Asian Student Association, roller hockey, and more than a hundred others.

The City of Oswego is a college town. Bridge Street is the main road through the city and is lined with bars, pizza places, and Chinese restaurants. There are also several excellent restaurants and cafés including Red Sun, Coffee Connection, and Canale's. You don’t have to go far to get incredible food. Overall, the majority of students would agree that SUNY Oswego is an exceptional college. The staff prepares students for the future and encourages them to do their best. This is a campus full of opportunities for a student to get ahead and succeed.

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