SUNY Cortland

Cortland, NY, USA
3.77 Average Rating

Originally founded as the Cortland Normal School, SUNY Cortland is a 4-year public university in central New York State and part of the State University of New York system. SUNY Cortland offers bachelor’s degrees in 65 academic majors and 38 minors. As part of the university’s sustainability initiative, Cortland was the first campus in the SUNY system to run entirely on renewable energy and the university is home to a LEED Platinum residence hall. For sports fans, SUNY Cortland fields 23 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Red Dragons.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
48%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision December 1, 2018 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
27%
Submitting ACT
68%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1140
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
6,913
Total Number of Undergrads
6,346
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
29%
20-39 Students
59%
40-99 Students
9%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
71%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,208
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,558
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,338
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,486
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
63%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,854
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
63%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,384
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,995

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
71%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,880
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$222
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
84
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
51%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Red Dragons
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Empire Eight

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Syracuse
Binghamton
Albany
Rochester
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
59%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
Cortland is very diverse. I see people of many races attending the school. Everyone here is so polite and very excited to be here.
Whitney from Cortland, NY
There is a big sports presence on campus. There is a lot of educational opportunities through the departments as well as studying abroad. It is a big enough school where you do not know everyone, but where you will pass people you know on campus often.
Laura from Brooklyn, NY

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