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Study at 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.

Profile of SUNY College At Cortland

SUNY Cortland can be found in Cortland, NY (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a public institution. The Post-Master s certificate is the highest degree at SUNY Cortland.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in education and teaching and nutrition and exercise therapy.

SUNY Cortland Selectivity

SUNY Cortland does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 56% of potential students in 2007. Only 25% of students scored 500 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at SUNY Cortland centered around 480 to 550, but ranged both higher and lower.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student enrolment

In 2007, 7,056 students were enrolled in SUNY Cortland.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Student dorms or apartments are common at SUNY Cortland. The school offers students meal plans. SUNY Cortland student athletes compete in State University of New York Athletic Conference competitions.

SUNY Cortland Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching1,129elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching, health teaching, elementary/middle school admin, social studies teaching, education of speech impaired, math teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts243economics, sociology, history, English, political science, Spanish language, international relations, anthropology, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy225 sports and fitness management, exercise science, parks and recreation studies, athletic trainer
Media72 communication studies
Therapy and Counseling64 psychology
Science61biology, geology, chemistry, physics
Medicine32health professions
Security and Law Enforcement20 criminology
Art Studies12art studies
Medical Support and Technology11audiology and speech pathology
Family and Social Work8community organization
Photography and Commercial Art6commercial art
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy

Contact: SUNY Cortland

SUNY College At Cortland

Cortland, NY 13045-0900

General Phone: (607) 753-2011


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