SUNY College At Cortland

SUNY College At Cortland

The State University of New York College at Cortland, also called SUNY College at Cortland, is located in Cortland, New York. It was originally founded as the Cortland Normal School in the year 1848. It became a full 4-year college in 1868. The college comprises of three academic divisions which include arts and sciences, education, and professional studies. SUNY College at Cortland offers the students over 60 majors and more than 40 minors to choose from.

The main campus of the college covers more than 190 acres of land. It consists of over 25 traditional and modern buildings. The sports teams of SUNY College at Cortland are nicknamed the Red Dragons. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Mick Foley, professional wrestler; Carol E. St John, playwright and artist; Zane Lamprey, television host, actor, and writer; and R-Kal Truluck, professional football player.

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Contacting SUNY Cortland

SUNY College at Cortland
Cortland , NY 13045-0900
General Phone: (607) 753-2011

SUNY Cortland Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching904educational administration, elementary/middle school admin, special ed, education of disabled, education of speech impaired, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, English teaching, health teaching, ...
Liberal Arts259French language, Spanish language, English, general studies, anthropology, economics, geography, international relations, political science, ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy247parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Media73communication studies
Therapy and Counseling55psychology
Science54biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Security and Law Enforcement33criminology
Medicine31health professions
Medical Support and Technology10audiology and speech pathology
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art
Art Studies7art studies
Family and Social Work4community organization
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for SUNY Cortland in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,27545
Post-master's certificate412
Master's degree37918

SUNY Cortland Student Body

In 2007-2008, SUNY Cortland had a total enrollment of 7,056 students (6,645 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 3%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 29%
20-21 34%
22-24 21%
25-29 7%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York98%
New Jersey1%

SUNY Cortland Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

SUNY Cortland Room and Board (2007)

SUNY Cortland offers campus housing for 3,069 of its 6,645 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Cortland, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

SUNY Cortland Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500590
SAT Math480550
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT99%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT16%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

SUNY Cortland Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,450
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,400
Room and board $ 9,350
Room charge $ 5,460
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,950
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,300

Financial Aid:
SUNY Cortland participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 284300)

SUNY Cortland Faculty

SUNY Cortland has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3946
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2336

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year55$81,70922$80,570
Associate professoracademic year41$64,19645$61,804
Assistant professoracademic year35$53,57045$50,752
Instructoracademic year4$42,2272*
Lectureracademic year19$41,04328$41,067
All faculty totalacademic year154$64,608142$56,938

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

SUNY Cortland Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football State University of New York Athletic Conference
Basketball State University of New York Athletic Conference
Baseball State University of New York Athletic Conference
Track State University of New York Athletic Conference

SUNY Cortland Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Education/Teaching Individuals - Speech or Language Impairments
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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SUNY Cortland Highlights

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What Sets SUNY Cortland Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
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% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%SUNY Cortland % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%SUNY Cortland Number of students
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%SUNY Cortland Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%SUNY Cortland Dorm rooms per full-time student
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%SUNY Cortland Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%SUNY Cortland Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%SUNY Cortland Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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