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SUNY Cortland
  • 4 Year
  • CORTLAND, NY

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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SUNY Cortland is a public college located in Cortland, New York. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,170 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the SUNY Cortland acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Sport and Fitness Management, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 71% of students, SUNY Cortland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.

About

MILLER BUILDING
CORTLAND, NY 13045
Branch of
SUNY System
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference

SUNY Cortland Rankings

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SUNY Cortland Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1090-1230
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,012 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,996 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 64 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 73 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 73 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    86%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,170 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
125
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Friendly
    61%
  • Jocks
    22%
  • Long Islanders
    8%
  • Athletic Geeks
    3%
  • Flids
    3%
  • White Privileged Fox News Watchers
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 73 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Fantastic academics and tons of activities
    29%
  • Honorable and fun
    26%
  • Involved
    17%
  • You will never want to leave
    11%
  • Not diverse for learners or ethnically
    9%
  • Choice
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 32 responses

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