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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    B
  5. Student Life
    C-
  6. Location
    C+
TC3 is a public college located in Dryden, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,830 undergraduate students. The TC3 acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 36% of students, TC3 alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,100.
About SUNY Tompkins Cortland Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Address
170 North St
Dryden, NY 13053
Branch of
SUNY System
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$10,047/ 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
$6,487/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
85%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,830Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
802
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
69%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
69%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.29 responses
46%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.28 responses
27%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.11 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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SUNY Tompkins Cortland Community College Reviews

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Tompkins Cortland is, in my opinion, the best college for any student who is nervous about going to college. All the professors and staff members are so generous and kind, they're always willing to talk and help you with anything you need. The college also offers free tutoring and health care in the health center. One thing I love most about Tompkins Cortland Community College is that it is widely diverse. In just my first year there I have met so many people from other countries such as Spain and Jamacia! Every dorm is an apartment style, which provides each student with privacy and a bit of their own space. Campus police are active on campus 24/7 and are always making an effort to get to know the students on campus.
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Overall, Tompkins Cortland provides a fantastic stepping stone to the future. In terms of academics, Tompkins Cortland benefits from the surrounding colleges (Cornell and Ithaca College) and has access to a number of their resources and professors. Additionally, it is seen as a low-cost option to those looking to begin their college career without taking the full financial plunge. It further benefits from being part of the SUNY network. Unfortunately, the low-cost label also brings the somewhat true stereotype of lower academic standards (certainly when compared to other local 4-year schools). But overall, Tompkins Cortland is a great place to begin a degree or get a jumpstart on a career.
For me, life is about the journey, not the destination. If you want to live a real college experience including a great social scene, this college would not be my first pick if I were you. The scene is mostly low income based city kids and not many students are interested in getting to know each other. You can tell the dorm staff make attempts (small and very rare attempts) at puting together social activities, but even these activities are mediocre at best. Maybe I'm comparing my experience here too much to what my friends experience at their 4-year universities, but I feel there has to be a better school with a more vibrant social scene and a staff that puts more effort into making sure students stay connected and interested. Anyone that dorms on campus would tell you they're bored and can't wait to get out. Other than that the professors and staff are nice and serious about their professions.