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SUNY Oswego A Top Consideration For NYS Students

The quad at SUNY Oswego. Photo courtesy of SUNY Oswego.
The quad at SUNY Oswego. Photo courtesy of SUNY Oswego.

SUNY Oswego remains a popular potential destination for students who take the SAT exam.

In a report released Tuesday, the College Board (the non-profit organization that runs the SAT) said more than 160,000 New York State students took the exam last school year. Getting a high score on the day-long exam is a must for students aiming for some of the nation’s exclusive colleges, though most 4 year schools turn down at least some of their potential applicants.

Nearly 105,000 students asked for their results to be sent to one or more colleges or universities. 5,462 students — about 1 in every 20 students taking the exam — asked for their results to be sent to SUNY Oswego.

That result was good enough to place the college 21st of the 2,693 schools that received results. Two out-of-state schools, Penn state and Boston University, finished above SUNY Oswego. (The NCAA Eligibility Center, which finished 19th, is not a school but a clearinghouse for athletes seeking college eligibility.) Four SUNY schools were in the top 5. Nine private schools were in the top 25, including Syracuse University, at 12th place.

The top 25, with the percentage of students sending their results to the institution:

18.0% State University Of New York Binghamton
15.7% State University Of New York Stony Brook
12.7% CUNY UAPC
12.2% State University Of New York Albany
11.4% University Of New York At Buffalo
10.2% New York University
9.2% Cornell University
8.5% State University Of New York New Paltz
8.5% CUNY Hunter College
8.1% State University Of New York Buffalo
7.7% St Johns University Jamaica
7.6% Syracuse University
7.2% Fordham University
7.0% Hofstra University
6.9% State University Of New York Oneonta
6.8% State University Of New York Geneseo
6.7% State University Of New York Cortland
6.3% Boston University
5.6% NCAA Eligibility Center
5.5% CUNY Baruch College
5.3% Pennsylvania State University
5.2% State University Of New York Oswego
5.2% CUNY Queens College
5.0% Northeastern University
5.0% Columbia University Columbia College