SUNY Cortland
Cortland, NY, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
11,909
Students Applied
55%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1284
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
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
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
US States Represented
28
Countries Represented
18
27%
Submitting ACT
68%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1137
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
530
75th
600
Reading
25th
520
75th
600
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
16%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
27%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
11
Top 25%
42
Top 50%
89
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
152
$30k - $48k
92
$48k - $75k
117
$75k - $110k
169
$110k+
373

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 607-753-5998
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
Get involved and make sure to do all your extra credit and homework (it can help your grade)!
Crystal
Come visit SUNY Cortland. If you are looking for a smaller campus, this is the place for you. The campus is not as large as the big universities but it still has a lot of extra curricular activities. It's also not too far away from New York City. Also, if you live in the New York area, whenever you want to come home, the school has buses running to bring you home and back. It is just a matter of getting your ticket first come, first serve. Its not too expensive and really cater to their population of students from New York.
Zhane from Springfield Gardens, NY
I would advise students to get involved with SOMETHING on campus wether it be a club, sports team, or sorority/fraternity. Don't be shy about making friends. Even if it takes a while, you WILL find people here that you click with. If you have a question, do not hesitate to ask. Take full advantage of the help centers. Be prepared to study, and read textbooks. If you are diligent about these two things, college will not be as daunting as some people make it out to be. Lastly, have fun. Cortland is a blast, as long as you keep your academic and social life balanced.
Marley from Riverside, CA
I advise students to pay their deposits on time as freshman to ensure that they do not get tripled. However, I was tripled and I was offered to de-triple halfway through the first semester. Also, do not fall behind on assignments because it is nearly impossible to catch up. It will be one of the best experiences of your life if you attend Suny Cortland.
Kayla
Get involved on campus, Get involved on campus, Get involved on campus! I cannot stress that enough, you will meet so many people and it will truly make your experience amazing!
Saki from Springfield Gardens, NY
Come here with an open mind and just be yourself. It's easy to make friends by joining clubs and although the work loads may seem crazy, we have extra help centers and once you get the hang of it, things are not that hard.
Saki from Laurelton, NY
Prospective students should join clubs and teams to get to know people. Have a presence in class so professors know your name. Have a life outside of your coursework.
Laura from Brooklyn, NY
Students should study hard. Just because you are taking a class that you don't care for or does not relate to your major, study hard and pass the class. You won't be happy if you fail a course and have to pay more money to make up for it or risk graduating. Also, join clubs and get involved! There is so much to do on campus, you will never be bored.
Whitney from Cortland, NY
The parties here are HUGE; if you're not into partying it does put a little damper on things. The good thing is that there are SO MANY CLUBS here on campus and it's very easy to fill your time with more fulfilling things to do and still be able to meet new people and network.
Kaytlin from Wildwood, NJ

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