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SUNY Oswego continues national ‘Best Value’ ranking

A geology professor at SUNY Oswego teaches one of the first classes to be held in the new Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation last fall, a state-of-the-art learning facility that opened in August 2013 as part of Oswego’s ongoing campus renewal program.

A geology professor at SUNY Oswego teaches one of the first classes to be held in the new Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation last fall, a state-of-the-art learning facility that opened in August 2013 as part of Oswego’s ongoing campus renewal program.

For the third consecutive year, the Princeton Review and USA Today have named SUNY Oswego one of 75 “Best Value” public colleges in the nation.

The list of 75 public and 75 private institutions appears in the book “The Best Value Colleges: The 150 Best-Buy Schools and What It Takes to Get In,” published by Random House and the Princeton Review, as well as on USA Today’s website at bestvaluecolleges.usatoday.com.

“SUNY Oswego is an outstanding college and value for our students, and it is particularly rewarding when a reputable source such as the Princeton Review agrees,” said Dan Griffin, director of admissions at Oswego.

“It speaks to our commitment to our students’ education, their development and the amazing variety of in-demand majors and experiences we offer. Particularly as higher education costs seem to escalate each year, to be recognized as a ‘Best Value’ means a lot to our students and their families.”

Based on cost and other data for 2013-14 and student interviews, the book’s report on SUNY Oswego includes a “bottom line” section quoting one student who said the college provides “a great education for the money” and citing the Oswego Guarantee.

The guarantee states, in part, that a student’s room and board expenses on campus will remain constant for four consecutive years. Last fall, SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley sweetened the pledge, adding a “Graduation ROI” that provides a $300 return on a student’s investment for graduating in four years or less.

SUNY Oswego also offers about $84 million annually in merit scholarships, need-based grants, loans, work-study and other financial aid.

Opportunities galore

In the Princeton Review’s section titled “Why students love State University of New York-Oswego,” those surveyed reported there is a “friendly and helpful” atmosphere on a campus that’s devoted to promoting multiculturalism on its “gorgeous” lakeside site.

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