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State University of New York College at Cortland
Cortland, NY
SUNY College at Cortland, founded in 1868, is a public, multipurpose college of arts and sciences. Its 191-acre campus is located in Cortland, 30 miles from Syracuse.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,304
   Women 3,521 (55.9%)
   Men 2,783 (44.1%)
Graduate Students 596
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 52% of 10,875 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.44
SAT Math 510-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 480-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,010
Out-of-state: $33,860
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,106
Out-of-state: $17,956
  Room and Board $12,200
Average Percent of Need Met 67%
Average Freshman Award $14,839
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 293
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Cortland Population 19,059
Nearest Metropolitan Area Syracuse
Freshman Housing Guarantee  
Students in College Housing  
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Dragon
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
12.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.1% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students 0.7%
First-Year Students Returning 76.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 55.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported