SUNY Cortland Overview
SUNY Cortland is a public institution located in Cortland, New York. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Cortland draws many to the area.
What Is SUNY Cortland Known For?
- Students at SUNY Cortland have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at SUNY Cortland.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 57% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from SUNY Cortland makes roughly $47,000 a year. This is 15% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
SUNY Cortland Rankings
We have ranked SUNY Cortland as #327 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 149 colleges in New York, it is ranked at #29.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
SUNY Cortland has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SUNY Cortland.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards SUNY Cortland has earned from around the web.
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|#57||Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||College Factual|
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Where Is SUNY Cortland?
Contact details for SUNY Cortland are given below.
|Address:||Miller Building, Cortland, NY 13045-0900|
How Do I Get Into SUNY Cortland?
You can apply to SUNY Cortland online at: www2.cortland.edu/admissions/undergraduate/application-process.dot
Admission Requirements for SUNY Cortland
|High School GPA||considered but not required|
|High School Rank||considered but not required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
|TOEFL||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SUNY Cortland?
Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 43%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.
Average Test Scores
About 68% of students accepted to SUNY Cortland submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 600. Math scores were between 530 and 600.
Can I Afford SUNY Cortland?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SUNY Cortland, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $7,423 a year. That adds up to $29,692 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SUNY Cortland is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
SUNY Cortland Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 539 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,170 full-time undergraduates at SUNY Cortland, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of SUNY Cortland students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||393|
|Hispanic or Latino||829|
New York students aren't the only ones who study at SUNY Cortland. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Online Learning at SUNY Cortland
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SUNY Cortland has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 82nd most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of SUNY Cortland
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at SUNY Cortland was 61.2%. This is the #441 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SUNY Cortland regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SUNY Cortland ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SUNY Cortland.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies||#1|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#6|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#10|
|Health & Physical Education||#10|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
SUNY Cortland Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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