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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
1020-1220
ACT Range
22-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for SUNY Cortland

Cost

Net Price
$16,466/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,442/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,232/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,535/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,911/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,402/ year

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
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,187Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    73%
  • Jocks
    20%
  • 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.67 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Fantastic academics and tons of activities
    31%
  • Honorable and fun
    31%
  • Involved
    17%
  • You will never want to leave
    10%
  • Not diverse for learners or ethnically
    7%
  • Choice
    3%

After SUNY Cortland

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
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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The school has some really great professors, and there is a HUGE emphasis on sports and fitness (and education majors)! The one down fall I will say is their parking is the worst I have seen. You pay for a parking pass and still have to walk a mile (if not more) to get to class. The school can feel cliquey if you transfer in and it may be hard to find friends, but those that have been here since freshman year don't really have trouble. Cortland academics are no joke, and you cant just skim by and expect to get good grades. The social life is thriving here at Cortland whether its clubs, campus activities, or the bar scene. Also, be prepared for some brutal winters!
Review SUNY Cortland
Wide variety of clubs, intramurals, and activities to be a part of. Very accommodating to transfer students and the professors are very approachable and helpful!
The professors are very caring and the staff is generally friendy. The student life center is an athletes definition of absolute heaven. The meal plans are WAY over priced though. At cheapest, $2000 per semester. The bus service is almost falsely advertised too. They talk about it like there is a bus every 5 minutes, but thats only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:20-3:00 and then it goes down to 1 every half an hour at West Campus. If you are a Physical Education major, this school is perfect for you though. A lot of resources and opportunities over all.