SUNY at Oswego is a public college established in 1861 and has around 7,400 undergraduates. Its main campus is in Oswego, New York on the shore of Lake Ontario. It has a Metro Center at Syracuse and Phoenix Center at Phoenix, New York. Sportscaster Steve Levy and weatherman Al Roker went to school here. With over 180 clubs and organizations and over 100 academic programs, the school offers a diverse curriculum and approach to campus life. Freshmen are given the option of enrolling in the school’s First-Year Residential Experience Program, which fosters a feeling of community and eases them into the college environment. Attending a home game of the Lakers, which comprises of Division III sports teams, is also a great way to stay spirited! The university encourages active real world experiences, with internships being counted for academic credit and quarter classes allowing students to study abroad for a week. Students who visit the Center for Experiential Learning, in particular, can take advantage of its aim of promoting different aspects of experiential learning. SUNY Oswego, with its range of programs and experiences, is featured in the nation’s Top Up and Coming Schools and America’s Best Colleges lists.