SUNY Cortland

734 reviews
  1. Cortland, NY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C
  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

SUNY Cortland Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.52 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 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 19 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    74%
  • Jocks
    16%
  • Flids
    5%
  • White Privileged Fox News Watchers
    5%

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.56 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Honorable and fun
    33%
  • Fantastic academics and tons of activities
    20%
  • Involved
    20%
  • Not diverse for learners or ethnically
    13%
  • Choice
    7%
  • You will never want to leave
    7%

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%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

734 reviews
  • Excellent
    99
  • Very Good
    291
  • Average
    267
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    30
I love Cortland and can't wait for my semester there
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Should have chosen a different school.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 3 months ago
Cortland is full of club and extra help to those who need it. There is a club for any subject you could think of. Also teachers are always around to help you when needed.
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago