State University of New York at Oswego

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Environmental Practice, Environment and Geoscience, Indigenous Studies, Information Technology, Languages, Politics, Psychology, Science, Social Work, Zoology
Course Language(s) English
Average Credit Load 15 Credits
Semester dates Fall August - December
Spring January -May

About the University

State University of New York at Oswego, also known as SUNY Oswego and Oswego State, is a public college in the City of Oswego and Town of Oswego, in the US State of New York, on the shore of Lake Ontario. SUNY Oswego has 7,100 undergraduate students and over 110 Majors, minor and programs from accounting to zoology.


Oswego, New York, United States of America

Oswego is known as the Port City of Central New York. Its beautiful waterfront is complemented by the maritime theme found throughout the city. Our many parks afford a panoramic view of Lake Ontario, and we offer a beautifully preserved historical site at Fort Ontario.

While you’re here, you can visit some of our unique shops or just relax by the water and feel the refreshing lake breeze. You should also stay and witness one of our astonishing sunsets. Experience the friendly people of Oswego as you stroll through our city that incorporates several centuries of history and architecture.

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Courses available

For more information on courses available, visit the Oswego website.


SUNY Oswego has many on-campus residential halls. Regardless of which hall you live in, you can be assured you'll find a lot of interesting and fun things to do as well as the potential for a great "home-away-from-home" atmosphere. Each residence hall room is typically designed for two students and furnished with a bed, mattress, dresser, desk, chair, floor lamp and closet for each resident.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs, the estimated cost of living for one semester including on-campus accommodation and food is estimated at USD 7,014.

See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

International students require a J-1 visa for visitor/exchange students. As an exchange student, your primary purpose for being in the United States is to pursue your course of study as a full time student, so you have the responsibility of ensuring that you maintain your status as a J- 1 student.

Failure to comply with the requirements is a violation of your J-1 status which may result in serious consequences, including termination of your student status and deportation. You must comply with the following requirements:

  • Your passport must be valid at all times.
  • You must be a full time student and make normal progress in your courses. If you are an undergraduate student you must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester. As a graduate student you must be registered for a minimum of 9 credit hours. You can register into only one online course to meet your minimum credit requirements.
  • You must ensure that the travel signature on the front page  of your DS-2019 is valid or signed each semester
  • You must not work off- campus without employment authorization on your DS-2019
  • You must notify the ISSS office of your change of address within 10 days of your relocation

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