B-
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

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
Will You Get In?

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Cost

Net Price
$16,955/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,232/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,760/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,865/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,781/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,434/ 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
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,187Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Friendly
    71%
  • Jocks
    23%
  • Flids
    3%
  • White Privileged Fox News Watchers
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.68 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Fantastic academics and tons of activities
    30%
  • Honorable and fun
    30%
  • Involved
    17%
  • You will never want to leave
    10%
  • Not diverse for learners or ethnically
    7%
  • Choice
    3%
  • Horrible
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
48%
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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The staff is caring and understanding, and I have never had a negative experience with the institution. I have attended two other universities, and SUNY Cortland is by far the best one. I'm proud to be a Red Dragon!
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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!
I like SUNY Cortland, but I come from a town on Long Island that holds such diversity, that I became home sick once I went away from college because I missed the diverse environment. I feel that students on campus aren't very accepting of people different from them, but of course, there's always those types of people anywhere you go. But, this school does have it's share of very sweet students and the faculty is amazing. Each professor I've had I felt that I could go to with any problem I had and they were always available, as well as very understanding.