SUNY Cortland

749 reviews
  1. Cortland, NY
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  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
Empire Eight
Address
Miller Administration Building, Graham Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Range
980-1130
ACT Range
22-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

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.66 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,203Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    72%
  • Jocks
    21%
  • Flids
    3%
  • White Privileged Fox News Watchers
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.66 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Honorable and fun
    32%
  • Fantastic academics and tons of activities
    29%
  • Involved
    18%
  • You will never want to leave
    11%
  • Not diverse for learners or ethnically
    7%
  • Choice
    4%

After SUNY Cortland

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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

Reviews

749 reviews
  • Excellent
    101
  • Very Good
    300
  • Average
    271
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    30
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!
  • College Senior
  • 10 months ago
SUNY Cortland is known for their athletics! Our facilities and stadiums are state-of-the-art and our whole complex is beautiful. Everyone of our varsity teams makes conference play and majority of them qualify for an NCAA bid. We are a big intramural and club sports school, students are always involved with sports. Since Cortland's sport education programs are the best in the state, students who major in anything dealing with recreation get to work hands on with the varsity teams. Example can be a student majoring in athletic training, gets to work with any varsity team and gets to be their trainer for a season. Since the New York Jets use our facilities for their training camp, money is always being put into our fields and stadiums. I truly believe Cortland has one the best, if not the best, Athletic complex in the state.
  • College Sophomore
  • Sep 20 2010
Sports at SUNY Cortland are very diverse, going from intramural to varsity, it gives everyone who wants to participate an opportunity to make a play. Whether you're just going to kick around a ball on the field or go watch the baseball game, there's a great possibility you will be enjoying yourself. The school spirit at the varsity games is incredible, everyone roots for the teams like it's going out of style and it makes the games very entertaining. If you don't want to play sports and still want to stay physically fit, there are many different athletic facilities on campus, varying from a ice skating rink, to numerous gyms, basketball courts and even a pool! It's hard not to stay active at Cortland.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 21 2010