SUNY Cortland Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

SUNY Cortland
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SUNY Cortland Admissions Overview:

SUNY Cortland has somewhat selective admissions; the school has an acceptance rate of 51%. Students can fill out an application with the SUNY system, or with the Common Application. Students will also need to send in high school transcripts, a teacher recommendation, scores from the SAT or ACT, and a personal statement. Campus visits are not required, but are strongly encouraged.

Admissions Data (2016):

SUNY Cortland Description:

SUNY Cortland is a public university and member of the State University of New York system located in the state's picturesque Finger Lakes region. SUNY Cortland earns high marks for its educational value for both in-state and out-of-state applicants. The university has a large and well-regarded teacher education program, but SUNY Cortland is perhaps best know for its athletic programs. The Division III Red Dragons have been extremely successful, and undergraduate programs in sport management and physical education are extremely popular. Top sports include football, softball, soccer, tennis, track and field, swimming, and baseball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,900 (6,304 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,106 (in-state); $17,956 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $12,600
  • Other Expenses: $2,660
  • Total Cost: $24,366 (in-state); $34,216 (out-of-state)

SUNY Cortland Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 64%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,347
    • Loans: $7,453

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Communication Studies, Economics, Elementary Education, History, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Sport and Fitness Administration

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 23%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 55%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

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Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling, Soccer, Lacrosse, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Ice Hockey, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Field, Hockey, Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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