SUNY Oswego offers a learner-centered college experience at an exceptional educational value. Under the Oswego Guarantee, room and board costs do not increase during a student's four years on campus and each student who graduates in four years or less gets $300 back. Students receive more than $80 million in need-based financial aid annually and over $6 million in scholarships. The college's mission -- to contribute to the common good by lighting the path to wisdom and empowering women and men to pursue meaningful lives as productive, responsible citizens -- informs the learner-centered experience. Distinguishing strengths: Oswego is distinctive in the breadth and rigor of academic opportunities. The college is well-known for its Honors Program and opportunities for high-achieving students. It offers more than 100 academic options ranging from accounting to zoology, including such relatively rare programs as Electrical and Computer Engineering, Meteorology, Zoology and Cognitive Science. Oswego's academic programs have received the stamp of excellence from a range of accrediting bodies (see below). Oswego is distinctive in its location and infrastructure. Through an $800 million campus renewal program, the college has opened or is currently renovating new living-learning communities, high-tech classrooms, a science complex, a teacher education center, a fine and performing arts center, and recreational facilities on its spacious campus on the shore of Lake Ontario, a Great Lake the size of New Jersey. Oswego is distinctive in its community and global engagement; the college received the Carnegie Foundation's prestigious community engagement designation and is noted for the internship, co-op, volunteer and faculty-mentored research opportunities it offers students. Nationally recognized for engaging more diverse students in study-and-travel opportunities, Oswego sends its students abroad at double the average rate of American colleges; international options range from week-long to year-long overseas experiences. Oswego brings the world to campus through cultural programming, visiting international scholars, online links with partner classes abroad, and interdisciplinary academic programs such as global and international studies, and language and international trade. Finally, Oswego is distinctive in focusing on solutions -- keeping flexible to respond to emerging student and community needs and producing students with the tools and the will to take on grand challenges facing the world today. Accreditation: SUNY Oswego is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of College and Schools, and all academic programs have been approved and registered by the New York State Education Department. In addition, the School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The art department earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The chemistry department's chemistry and biochemistry programs are accredited by the American Chemical Society. The human resource management program is endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management. The music department is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The school psychology program is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists. The technology department received accreditation from the Council on Technology Teacher Education. The theatre department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Walker Health Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. The University Police department is accredited by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council.

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Public, Coed 1861 N/A Semester $28.8 million 7060 State Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126 (315) 312-2500
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61 100.0 New York Oswego 601 595