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Reviews 963 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys seem to be cool with each other until the get thirsty at the bars, so if I see some guy being stupid at a bar I usually stay away from them everywhere. Girls seem cool with each other all times of the day.

It seems like girls are more critical of guys here than back home which is a shame since guys here are way more friendly here than home. At home I have no guy friends but here I do.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This place is basically almost the best in all of SUNY in almost all regards. The problems are only the weather is so rough during the beginning of spring semester that even non religious people will pray for those who live off campus. Still even being from Long Island this doesn't stop me, I just plan to stay on campus my entire time here. Also Oswego seems to attract a lot of Long Islanders compared to other upstate schools, a plus for me since I can hang out with my Oswego friends over break.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm in psychology and the course availability here exceeded or matched every other SUNY, I have more options for specific classes, and that there are more individual classes I can use my credits on. One other thing I looked into before going here is that the professors here are easier to work with for both classes and research (according to rate my professor) vs. Binghamton or Stony Brook.

Last thing is after I transferred they changed the psychology major track and this new one is just so transfer friendly. If your transferring in for psychology, take Oswego it is the best option in SUNY plus Oswego has a higher amount of transfer students compared to most places.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school has more majors than most places its size and some less common ones at that. Even in my small major I can still get into independent studies and internships.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: From living on campus I know that there are mainly 3 places people order food from, and when going out there is a pizza place that runs late next to a bar, and than there is an asian buffet for more day'ish hours. From what I can tell I off campus dining would be repetitive but I think a lot of off campus students still use the dining halls between classes and cook stuff anyway.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It has been fine. I'm 21 so I can have alcohol in my dorm, only problem is if it's visible in my room and an RA walks by they are ready to start something assuming I'm under 21, but in the end I can't be touched. Underage students just keep locked doors whenever the drinks are out. They can't do full room searches without notifying you ahead of time so a lot of us exceed the allowed limit for the dorm, in the end the administrative rules don't effect us, we have our freedom.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: This place is more of a bar school either people do the bar the entire night or they start at a party and end it before midnight most of the times. Frat's and Sororities are a must if you want more parties and less bars

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The hockey games are the only big hype sports event on campus that actually draws campus spirit. After that no other varsity team gets any more or less praise than some club team like club rugby for example which gets it's share of attention. I got to try stuff like Crew, Fencing, and for all I know they might even have dance

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: People complain but you get more option here than other places and it's readily available, and I'm fed better here than at home.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As an incoming student I was only able to select a building rather than a room or even a floor like returning students. So in a 10 floor building I was unfortunately placed in the first floor of Seneca Hall. In the first floor of Cayuga or Oneida for example everyone knows people live on the first floor based on the layout. In my hall people think it's offices and storage so I get to listen to the drunks and crowds of people passing through scream every night. Even worse is in my tiny 4 room hallway is that i'm the first room towards the elevator. The rooms on the first floor are also smaller than all the other floors, but we pay the same for this. Killed the first year move in social experience being segregated out, and ruined my peace having the the loudest floor, and not loud in the good way even.

I'd go off campus if not for the convenience.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The hours available for the health center is not so convenient. I came in thinking I might have had strep (turned out to be very rough bronchitis) and I was just told it's nasal drip and gave me some over the counter medicine that didn't work. My home doctor would trust me when I said that it is not nasal drip, it was different feeling and way worse.

University Police tends to spend more time giving everyone tickets for going 23 on the 20 mph roads on campus than they do anything else. The amount of people I know who got ticketed is extreme.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a part of the campus life, you will see letters every day. Problem is each and every last organization receives trash talk for one reason or another. Still Greek life is big enough that even if a portion of the non-greeks avoid you like the plague, you will ultimately know way more people all around campus since the organizations regularly throw mixers together.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: a lot of diversity across campus

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I think the food is average

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally like the atmospheres of all the dorms

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Looks great and ive heard its a fun place to live

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Great facilities and good areas to practice

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They are fun and throw lots of parties but dont join them

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Nothing much near the school

4 College Freshman

Majors: I love my major and its easy to change majors if your intersted

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Frats are messy, and get broken up, bars are fun but need an ID

4 College Freshman

Administration: Average amount of restrictions on campus, not so much off campus

2 College Freshman

Local Area: Not much to do around campus unless you like to party

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: So many bars and house parties to go to which is a lot of fun.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: We stay out of trouble.

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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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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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