Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB-
SUNY Cortland is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Elementary Education168Graduates
- Physical Education Teaching and Coaching133Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science117Graduates
- Sport and Fitness Management115Graduates
- Managerial Economics99Graduates
- Athletic Training55Graduates
- Speech Language Pathology54Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.66 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.79 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responsesReport
After SUNY Cortland
- Very Good300
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
I absolutely loved my department and professors. My major complaints involve the set up of campus itself. It is a very long campus with very little student parking. Majority of the parking is in one area of campus and you must catch a bus in order to get to class at the other end of campus. If you miss the bus or there's no room then you're sure to be late to class. Cortland needs a car garage! MORE STUDENT PARKING!
- 29 days ago
I couldn't be more disappointed. I left the city for the "college experience" and I can't wait to be back home. There truly is a lack of diversity. When I see someone that is asian, black ,hispanic etc., I'm shocked that there are students who are NOT white because a LARGE population of the school is white. (I'm white myself but I guess coming from the city it was a bit of a culture shock when EVERYONE looks the same). I've read some reviews that "Cortland is very safe"..um..was I the only one getting emails about reported rape incidents every weekend and even on the weekdays occasionally? I'm very outgoing and I love to go out with my friends wherever but kids in Cortland take it to another level. They make me feel like their parents never let them go out during high school so they act like wild animals EVERY TIME they go out and most of them party almost every night. Studying was a challenge because you can here other people on your floor blasting music, screaming getting ready to party. There is nothing to do in the town of Cortland. If you don't bring a car you are trapped. The food is horrible. Why you would join the sororities to be someones bitch is beyond me, but that's my opinion. Some friends of mine who live further past Cortland said it's boring. Sports events are fun. Its a big sports school and teaching school. Personally, I feel I would be screwed after I graduate from this college. I honestly don't feel I would get anything positive or beneficial from the school or even interning in Cortland. School work is what you make of it of course. I really like some of the teachers they were all really understanding and willing to talk/help. I'm happy I found many people who felt the same way such as my roommate who is also transferring out like myself. Cortland is an extension of high school.
- College Freshman
- 11 months ago