SUNY Oneonta: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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SUNY Oneonta

SUNY Oneonta is a public university with an acceptance rate of 56%. Located in central New York near Cooperstown, Oneonta is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Oneonta offers 100 majors, minors, and cooperative programs with an average class size of 21 and a 17-to-1 student/faculty ratio.

Considering applying to SUNY Oneonta? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, SUNY Oneonta had an acceptance rate of 56%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 56 students were admitted, making SUNY Oneonta's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 12,603
Percent Admitted 56%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 21%

SAT Scores and Requirements

SUNY Oneonta requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 90% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 520 600
Math 520 600
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of SUNY Oneonta's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to SUNY Oneonta scored between 520 and 600, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 600. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 600, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 600. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1200 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at SUNY Oneonta.

Requirements

SUNY Oneonta does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that SUNY Oneonta participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

SUNY Oneonta requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 17% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 25

This admissions data tells us that most of SUNY Oneonta admitted students fall within the top 48% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to SUNY Oneonta received a composite ACT score between 20 and 25, while 25% scored above 25 and 25% scored below 20.

Requirements

SUNY Oneonta does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, SUNY Oneonta superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2019, the average high school GPA of SUNY Oneonta's incoming freshmen class was 3.49, and over 47% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to SUNY Oneonta have primarily high B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

SUNY Oneonta Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
SUNY Oneonta Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to SUNY Oneonta. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

SUNY Oneonta, which accepts just over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with above average GPAs and SAT/ACT scores. However, SUNY Oneonta has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside SUNY Oneonta's average range. If SUNY Oneonta is your first choice, note that the school has an Early Action option than can improve your chances of admission and demonstrate your interest in the college.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted. Most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1000 or higher, an ACT composite of 20 or higher, and a high school average of a "B" or better. You can see from the red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) that grades and test scores above these lower ranges will increase your chances further. A significant percentage of SUNY Oneonta students had solid "A" averages in high school.

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