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SUNY Cortland - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


SUNY Cortland

SUNY Cortland

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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.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,098 (6,345 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,327 (in-state); $16,777 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $11,790
  • Other Expenses: $2,517
  • Total Cost: $22,634 (in-state); $32,084 (out-of-state)

SUNY Cortland Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 82%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 57%
    • Loans: 71%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,027
    • Loans: $6,559

Scholarships for SUNY Cortland (powered by Cappex.com)

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): 80%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 23%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

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Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

SUNY Cortland Mission Statement:

the complete mission statement can be read at http://www.cortland.edu/president/mission.html

"State University of New York College at Cortland is one of 13 four-year colleges in the SUNY system. We share important academic goals with our sister institutions and are especially proud of our distinctive strengths, strong majors, and a history of more than 125 years of teacher education.

Today, SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college of arts and sciences offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and a variety of professional fields. We are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research and service to the community.

Quality teaching has been the highest priority since our founding in 1868. We are committed to a comprehensive curriculum, building on our traditional strengths in teacher education and physical education and enhancing our high-quality programs in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Our students gain skills, knowledge and conceptual understanding in their discipline; furthermore, they grow intellectually and acquire fundamental life skills and values. Among these are a desire to learn, an ability to think critically, an awareness of the excitement of discovery, an appreciation of diversity, and a respect for physical and emotional well-being.

Our students are immersed in a broad-based general education program, develop oral and written communication skills and acquire an aesthetic sensibility. All students have opportunities to develop and utilize technology in their studies while also assessing the impact of technology on individuals and society.

SUNY Cortland fosters personal excellence and seeks to develop students who are independent learners living enriched lives. Additionally, we focus on helping students become good citizens with a strong social conscience and an appreciation of the environment and diverse intellectual and cultural heritages.

We strive to instill within students a sense of responsibility, an eagerness to make a difference in their community and an awareness of the important positive role they must play in an increasingly global society. The SUNY Cortland faculty, staff and administration, together with dedicated alumni, all work toward preparing our graduates to make a difference in the lives of others."

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