Freshmen Applicants

Freshmen Requirements

SUNY Cortland welcomes a freshmen class of approximately 1200 students annually.  In our admissions process we seek to identify well-rounded applicants who not only show the potential to succeed in a rigorous academic environment,  but also the desire to become active participants in the campus community.

Each applicant will receive an individual review (relative to the academic requirements of his or her school system). Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the recommended years (or units) of coursework in the following areas:

History- 4
English- 4
Mathematics- 3-4 
Science- 3-4 
Foreign Language- 3-4

Average GPA: 90.3
Average SAT/1600: 1140
Average ACT: 24

More Information about Requirements

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The principal mission of the Educational Opportunity Program at SUNY Cortland is to provide access and support to students with strong academic and personal potential.  To be considered for EOP please complete the SUNY Application in addition to the EOP Financial Information Form (which may be sent directly to SUNY Cortland). For more information on EOP, visit

EOP Transfer Verification Form

Net Price Calculator

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The Net Price Calculator (NPC) is intended to help prospective first-time, full-time degree seeking students and their families estimate the "net price" of attending SUNY Cortland.

Contact Us

Undergraduate Admissions
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045

Phone: 607-753-4711
Fax: 607-753-5998

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.