Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeB+
SUNY Cortland is a public college located in Cortland, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,218 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the SUNY Cortland acceptance rate is 44%. Popular majors include Elementary Education, Sport and Fitness Management, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 71% of students, SUNY Cortland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.
SUNY Cortland Rankings
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SUNY Cortland Admissions
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
Most Popular Majors
Elementary Education157 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management130 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science127 Graduates
Managerial Economics116 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching88 Graduates
Speech Language Pathology60 Graduates
Athletic Training58 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching54 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.86 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
SUNY Cortland Reviews
SUNY Cortland has changed my college experience since I have transferred to this school. I did not visit or know much about the school, I just knew I had to get out of my previous university. My major is extremely competitive and it is so special to actually have relationships with your professors. It is special to have multiple classes with one professor so you really get to know them. I have really enjoyed my college experience here and plan to apply for the graduate program as well. The campus is pretty nice as well!
So far, I have really enjoyed my time at SUNY Cortland. If you are looking for a college that has a great social atmosphere, dedicated professors, and great athletics, this is the place to go. There isn't much to do off of campus, but the school offers a lot of on campus activities that you can attend with your friends. The Kin program at Cortland is one of the best so if you are interested in that this would be a great school!
I personally have not attended Suny Cortland as a student, however have visited and viewed what the school has to offer and it impressed. There is a lot of praise surrounding Cortland and for good reason, the school is beautiful and full of people that come from different places all over the world. The professors appear to have a good relationship with the students and generally speaking academics seems to be very respectable. The dorms offer for opportunity for people to meet and experience new personalities. The food was overall pretty good and there was a wide variety of options for all types of different diets. The sports at Suny Cortland are one of the biggest highlights. Cortland is widely known for there sports programs and sports teams, and when i went to my first Cortland Red dragon lacrosse game i was very impressed. Overall the school seems to offer a lot top students who go and give a great experience to those who seek opportunity. I look forward to going myself.