College Profile: SUNY Cortland
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.
The SUNY Cortland Recreational Sports Department provides a variety of recreational opportunities that contribute to the physical, emotional and social health of all members of our College community. We continuously develop programs and activities for our participants to increase their positive use of leisure time, improve their quality of life and encourage them to commit to a lifetime of fitness and recreation participation.
607-753-4717 (financial aid)
||Public, 4-year or above|
||5,000 - 9,999|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
College Student Services Offered
||Academic/career counseling service|
||Employment services for students||Yes
||Placement services for completers|
||On-campus day care for students' children||
College Special Learning Opportunities
||Distance learning opportunities|
||ROTC: Air Force||
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
SUNY Cortland Website
Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
|Open admission policy
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|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
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||Student Body Size||Yes
||Total Dormitory Capacity|
College Levels Offered
||Less than one year certificate||No
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
All Academic Programs
- Political Science and Government, General.
- Health Teacher Education.
- Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
- Physics Teacher Education.
- Psychology, General.
- Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
- Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
- English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
- History, General.
- Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
- Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
- Elementary Education and Teaching.
- Community Organization and Advocacy.
- Music, General.
- Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
- Art/Art Studies, General.
- Commercial and Advertising Art.
- Mathematics, General.
- Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments.
- International Relations and Affairs.
- Geology/Earth Science, General.
- Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
- French Language and Literature.
- Economics, General.
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