State University of New York, Oneonta

Opened 1889
Type Public university
Location Oneonta, New York, USA
Total enrollment 5430
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The State University of New York at Oneonta is a public university in Oneonta, New York. It is considered part of the State University of New York system. The State University of New York at Oneonta was founded in 1889 as a secondary school. Initially, it was planned to create schools throughout the state based on teacher training in order to expand public education. The school was located in a building called “Old Main” at the top of Maple Street in Oneonta.
For about 40 years, Old Main was the only building on campus. And in 1933, another school was built on the campus, which was called “Bugbee” and represented an educational institution on campus for trainee teachers attending the school.
In 1942, the school changed its name for the first time, becoming the New York State Teachers College in Oneonta.
The State University of New York at Oneonta has consistently been recognized for providing excellence and value. The State University of New York at Oneonta ranks 20th in the list of the best public institutions in the region according to the U.S. News and World Report magazine for 2022. And also the 186th place in the list of “America’s Best Colleges” in the Northeast according to Forbes magazine for 2021. According to the latest available data, the university has about 5,500 students who receive bachelor’s or master’s degrees, as well as certificates in one of more than 60 academic programs. Of the total number of students, 3,065 applicants represent different countries. More than 3,000 students live in 15 hostels of the university, which offer accommodation from double rooms to full-fledged apartments. «Sodexo» offers dining services at the university, and the college hostels were the first in the country designed specifically for the «Sodexo Campus Crossroads» program. Meal plans are unlimited and offer the possibility of an additional budget for lunch purchases at cafes and other outlets on campus.

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