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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
About SUNY Cortland...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
State University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
21 Graham Ave.
Cortland, NY 13045

SUNY Cortland Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1020-1220
ACT Range
22-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$17,422/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,665/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,948/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,572/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,965/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,672/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.71 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,187Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    65%
  • Jocks
    24%
  • Long Islanders
    6%
  • Flids
    3%
  • White Privileged Fox News Watchers
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.71 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Fantastic academics and tons of activities
    30%
  • Honorable and fun
    27%
  • Involved
    18%
  • You will never want to leave
    12%
  • Not diverse for learners or ethnically
    6%
  • Choice
    3%
  • Horrible
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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SUNY Cortland Reviews

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SUNY Cortland is a great school to excel academically and socially! The professors are willing to work with students to ensure that they are understanding the course material and getting the best grades possible. There are also resources such as tutoring, the library, and study sessions available to students who want to go the extra mile to do well. In addition, there are numerous amounts of clubs and organizations to become involved in on campus. One draw back is class space is limited, so when registering for classes, a lot of students may not get into the classes they need to take. Also, there is a lack of diversity, but it is going to increase with the incoming classes. I suggest visiting the school/ talking with the admissions office/visiting the school's website for more!
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SUNY Cortland is an awesome college! I studied sport management and all the professors in my department have real-world experience in the industry which is important. We have a state of the art fitness center which has anything you can imagine, and probably more. Going to varsity games is fun and the dining halls are decent. If you like to party, youll love Cortland even more. There is always a reason to go out and drink with your friends and the bar scene is legit. If youre not a partier, thats cool too, there is always SO much going on campus youre sure to have fun without drinking. The city itself is a neat, they recently received a 10 million dollar grant to renovate downtown. Huge economy boost. Syracuse's Destiny mall is a half hour away and SUNY Cortland sponsors trips to go there so if you or your friends dont have a car, you’re good. Ithaca is 25 minutes away and is a very cool town, theres trails to hike and its great if you just want to get away from Cortland for the day
Great place to be! Wonderful people, beautiful campus. Dorms are great! I would prefer to be in a double rather than a triple, but I have no other complaints. I enjoy the overall atmosphere of the people and scenery. The school has a way of making learning very enjoyable. the teachers are great and very easy to understand. My one real problem with the school is the area around the school. The area is very quiet which in way is a good thing, but I would prefer the area to be more commercial.