SUNY Cortland

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General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 2000

Cortland, NY 13045-0900

(607) 753-4712

Fax: (607) 753-5998

Contact: Mark Yacavone

Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 2000

Cortland, NY 13045-0900

(607) 753-2011

Total undergrads: 6,199

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,175

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,096

Graduate enrollment: 1,035


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 41%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 81%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Organizational Communication B


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Education of Speech Impaired B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health Services – General B
Recreational Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

SUNY Cortland Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (607) 753-2011
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: Miller Building, Cortland, NY 13045-0900
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,834
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 71%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,717 (84% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,806
Out-of-state Tuition: $18,716
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,996

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

SUNY Cortland Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at SUNY Cortland.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Education 21513
English Language and Literature/Letters 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 152
History 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 73
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 41
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Social Sciences 9
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 36321

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at SUNY Cortland and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,806
Out-of-state $18,716
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,046
Out-of-state $24,836

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,054 86%
Grant or scholarship aid 825 68% $7,996
Student loan aid 833 68% $7,357

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,110 65% $7,683
Federal student loans 4,208 66% $6,404

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for SUNY Cortland. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled SUNY Cortland students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 12,942 5,572 7,370
Percent admitted 100% 40% 50%
Percent admitted who enrolled 9% 9% 10%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

SUNY Cortland Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,834
Undergraduate enrollment 6,295
Graduate enrollment 539

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

SUNY Cortland Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPB) ? Baccalaureate only level programs offered outside a school of public health
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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