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SUNY Oneonta

Become a Part of the SUNY Oneonta Legacy

What defines SUNY Oneonta? Maybe it's the fact that SUNY Oneonta is a multipurpose college with a rich liberal arts and science focused curriculum; one that is known for its outstanding and accessible faculty, committed students, and unique integration of community service. Or perhaps it's the strong and global alumni network that is embodied by leadership and accomplishment, reflective of the way in which SUNY Oneonta prepares its students for the world outside of the college experience. It might even be the beautiful campus setting, right up the road from the tight-knit community of Oneonta. If there's one thing to know about the SUNY Oneonta, it's that no one thing defines the exceptional and affordable educational experience it offers its students.

History Steeped in Scholarship and Success

Established in 1889 as a state normal school with a mission of training teachers, SUNY Oneonta was also a founding member of the State University of New York (SUNY) system in 1948. Over time, SUNY Oneonta evolved to become one of the most recognized and affordable teaching institutions in the nation with an outstanding reputation for integrating community service, civic partnerships, and student learning activities into its college curriculum. In providing its students with innovative educational experiences, SUNY Oneonta has been awarded numerous accolades including:

  • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Community Engagement Classification
  • A spot on the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges
  • Inclusion on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years

An Idyllic College Campus Setting in Oneonta, NY

Just up the hill from the idyllic town of Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta provides for an unparalleled college setting that offers adventure, excellent academics, and opportunities for self-discovery. Oneonta is a thriving college town and home to both SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. With an array of options for the outdoor enthusiast, theatergoer, roller-derby fan, novice Lepidopterist (one who studies butterflies and moths), budding foodie, and beyond, the towns of Oneonta and neighboring Cooperstown offer endless activities to complement the college experience.

Visiting SUNY Oneonta

Book a room at a local Oneonta hotel, and experience what makes SUNY Oneonta the perfect place to learn and grow. Visit SUNY Oneonta and discover the possibilities that await you.


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Explore Oneonta

Explore Oneonta

Oneonta, situated just south of Cooperstown in the Susquehanna Valley, is known as the "City of the Hills" and home to the State University College at Oneonta and Hartwick College. Oneonta's quaint Main Street is filled with cafes and boutiques; just a short drive across the river, you'll find national retailers, more dining and family-fun activities.

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