SUNY Cobleskill – College of Agriculture and Technology

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In-State Tuition
A-List Ranking
Something that sets SUNY Cobleskill College of Agriculture and Technology apart from other larger schools is its small-school mentality. The undergraduates currently number 2,619. This is not a negative aspect of the school, but a positive one! The small classes offer more of the one-on-one help that so many students need in order to succeed. SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing students with this relational aspect of going to class where the professor is more than simply the person standing at the front of the room. They provide more of a hands-on approach through their courses that is not often seen at the college level.

Admissions Information

As you consider SUNY Cobleskill – College of Agriculture and Technology, you should know that there is a $40 application fee. It is really a small price to get into the institution that is best for you. As you consider, also note that 79% of those who apply are accepted, and 74% come back again after the freshman year.

Online Degrees

If traditional education is not for you due to responsibilities at home with family, then you might want to consider taking online courses. SUNY Cobleskill offers a wide range of courses that can be completed online. If you are from New York state, then these courses can be completed at a much lower cost than if you are from out of state. This is definitely something to consider even as you choose a school for online education. 


SUNY Cobleskill ranked 38th for “Best Colleges” in the North Region. This was published in 2013 by the U.S. News Media Group. The school has also been put on the Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an honor that has been bestowed four years in a row. SUNY Cobleskill has also been named one of the 286 Greenest Colleges by the Princeton Review. This is an important honor, as SUNY Cobleskill is a part of the U.S. Green Building Council.


Accreditation at SUNY Cobleskill is through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. All academic programs are registered by the State University of New York.

Financial Aid

The financial aid at SUNY Cobleskill includes federal aid, scholarships, and loans. Students must apply to receive federal aid based on their income in the form of Pell Grants or other options. At SUNY Cobleskill, there are many opportunities for students to receive scholarships. Through the institution, they may be given based on where a student lives, their program of study, academic merit, as well as other factors. Students simply need to fill out an application for these scholarships. If you look at federal aid and scholarships and you are still coming up short, you may then want to look at a  loan that will not charge a great deal of interest.


The Fighting Tigers is the name for SUNY Cobleskill’s sports teams. The teams play at the NCAA Division III level, and they are a part of the North Eastern Athletic Conference. Sports played at SUNY Cobleskill include some more classically styled sports such as lacrosse and equestrian sports. Other sports that are more often seen are also a part of the athletic program. These include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming/diving, track and field, and cheerleading for the men. For women, the options are similar but also include softball and volleyball.


Student Housing

Housing options at SUNY Cobleskill include eight possibilities:
  • The Davis/Parsons Complex is specifically for freshmen.
  • Porter Hall is for students of all ages. This facility offers space for activities and meetings, a kitchen, small lounge areas, and separate bathroom areas for men and women.
  • Dix, Draper, and Pearson Halls (3 of the options) are specifically for Sophomore students.
  • Vroman Hall is partially set aside for those who are considered upperclassmen. There are floors that include all ages as well. These rooms are suites  that include a living space and bedroom. These suites have recently been upgraded and also include better furniture and a flat-screen television.
  • The Fake/Ten Eyck Complex is another freshmen dormitory.
  • Wieting Hall is a fairly traditional dormitory that offers a lounge, and a kitchen.

General Information

Admission Office
Knapp Hall
Cobleskill, NY 12043
(518) 255-5525
(800) 295-8988
Fax: (518) 255-6769
[email protected]
Contact: Christopher Tacea
Director of Admissions and Marketing
Main Address
Knapp Hall
Cobleskill, NY 12043
(518) 255-5700
Total undergrads: 2,619
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 978
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,588

Rural setting
Small town (2,500 – 9,999)
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: 79%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations A,B
Agricultural Business B
Agricultural Mechanization A,B
Agricultural engineering technology A
Agriculture – General A
Agronomy/Crop Science A
Animal Breeding B
Animal Sciences A
Horticulture, Ornamental A
Landscaping B
Plant Sciences B
Poultry Science A Turf Management B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Commercial/Advertising Art A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting Technology A
Business Administration/Management A
Hotel/Motel Management A
Technology management B
Technology management: Financial services B
Technology management: Information technology B
Tourism/Travel Marketing A

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric A
Publishing B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B
Information Sciences/Systems A
Information Technology B
Networking/LAN/WAN Management B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,B,C
Institutional Food Production A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Emergency Medical Technology A
Health science studies A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Diesel Mechanics A

Natural Resources & Conservation
Fishing/Fisheries A,B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General A,B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Personal & Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A
Restaurant/Catering Management A

Public Administration & Services
Social Work A

Science Technologies
Biology Technician A
Chemical Technology A

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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