SUNY College at Oswego Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
(19 Reviews)
  • Oswego (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,220
64% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
79% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.6 out of 5 stars
undisclosed 2009 graduate - 9/21/2016
Degree: Broadcasting
Graduation Year: 2009
"A degree from this institution does not go a long enough way toward helping you find a middle-income job. The school is considered secondary in the area, behind Cornell and Syracuse. Employers seldom hold any recruiting functions on the campus. A degree with the Communications department feels like a very generalized liberal arts degree. Students have to be very keen on developing their own specialty so to qualify themselves for later employment. Student advisement is not a strength of this school. On the other hand, their student base is very social, and the setting is picturesque (sans the hydro-electric plant that borders the campus). Those are the greatest advantages of the school. You can have fun there, but most serious students plan on grad school. Other graduates from the Communications department often go on to work as interns or staffers at local media companies for very little pay. Just about any other degree betters your short-term employment and salary prospects. There are also other public schools in New York with far better reputations, albeit their tuition is probably higher."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Austin Byrd - 9/7/2016
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2010
"I loved my time at Oswego. The professors really cared for the students and would push you to become the best possible student. I was involved in many clubs and organizations on campus. This allowed me to make a diverse group of friends, connect with different faculty and staff and make resume stand out when it came time to apply for jobs. I also was able to connect and create lasting friendships with alumni. It definitely helped open the door to help me land my first job at Madison Square Garden. All of my experiences also led to interviewing with Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks and requests for interviews with the Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets and Charlotte Bobcats now the Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets. I would recommend SUNY Oswego to anyone!"
3.4 out of 5 stars
Annie - 7/22/2016
Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2008
"SUNY Oswega was a wonderful place to go to school. The campus is beautiful and compact in a small town with access to a downtown and shopping areas. The dorms are clean and leave you feeling safe. Dining halls are easy to get to and have plenty of options. The classes are what you make of the, the same as any college, so if you are dedicated the progress will show. There are plenty of sports and clubs to join if you are activities person; the Greek life on campus leaves you with a lot of good options as well. I made the best friends of my life in my freshman dorm, and through the years after that. It was an experience I will never forget or regret."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Samantha - 7/22/2016
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2009
"The college is a nice campus and provides great teachers and classes."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Krzz83 - 5/31/2016
Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2006
"Great value, good size, lots of co-curricular activities, awesome team of professional administrators!"
2.3 out of 5 stars
Jess - 5/31/2016
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2009
"Be careful with how much you take out for student loans and what types of loans they are, federal loans are far better. Look into all the assistance you can - theres a lot out there, apply for scholarships and fill out your FAFSA as early as humanely possible. Pay your loans while in school, even if its just small payments to the ever increasing interest that will build while you're in school."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Elise Meyers - 5/21/2016
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014
"I had always heard that Oswego's Teaching programs were top-notch; even nationally rated as one of the best colleges in the U.S. for teaching. However, as the tide of education has turned recently, with new national standards and curriculum, I would like to recognize how several aspects of the Elementary Teaching Program at Oswego have become highly irrelevant. One major issue is that Oswego requires incoming students (in this specific program) to choose an academic concentration area. For example; math, social studies, English, etc. In my first two years at Oswego, I therefore spent most of my time taking 30 + credit hours of social studies. I sat in class with classmates who were majoring in history or completing general education courses. It was not until my final two years of the program that I got to focus on the essential classes which Elementary Educators actually need for their career. These included; meeting the literacy needs of students, and creating and adapting curriculum for diverse learners or learners with specific needs in your classroom. I would personally like to see Oswego's Elementary Education program revamped so that more required classes focus on teaching literacy development and meeting the needs of diverse learners; instead of having so much focus on completing an academic content area track. In my opinion, completing the academic content area requirement did not prepare me to be a better teacher and the time I spent on this could have been much better spent on classes pertaining to my preparation as a classroom teacher. Other schools in the area and elsewhere do a better job as far as the classes they offer and the structure of their programs and I wish I had looked more into this before I jumped into Oswego's program. Finally, although I would like to see the major changes I have mentioned come about, I would still recommend the current program to others if they are interested in becoming a teacher. Mainly because the program does offer enough hands-on experience with teaching. Also, the cost of college is something to consider (especially as a teacher) and as a State University, Oswego is highly affordable."
2.1 out of 5 stars
In Debt up to my Eyes from a SUNY School - 8/19/2015
Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2011
"SUNY Oswego is located on Lake Ontario and maintains a beautiful atmosphere, even in the winter months which can be quite brutal from time to time. My greatest experience at SUNY Oswego came from my peers which eventually became my friends. In regards to academics, SUNY Oswego gave me the ability to pursue my degree but with little to no assistance on the academic institutions end. I went to SUNY Oswego for 4 years to obtain my Bachelor's degree. During that entire time, I had 1 maybe 2 teachers that really stood out and cared about me as an individual. I believe that a large portion of higher education has made the move from learning institutions towards money making organizations and this is unfortunate for the student as they are the one who suffer. In my opinion most schools fall prey to this predatory attitude and I believe that I would have had a similar experience if I attended a different university. If I could do it all over again, I would still consider SUNY Oswego because of the life long relationships that I developed during my tenure as a student, however I could have easily made lasting friendships if I attended a school that was more concerned with the students education than making $$$."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/27/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2010
"I enjoyed my time at college. It was large enough that there was plenty of diversity and different people to interact with but small enough that it was easy to get around and class sizes were often small. Rarely was I in a large lecture class. I didn't feel like I go a lot of help in career planning or direction but I do think there is help available if you seek it out."