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
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!
  • Senior
  • 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