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School Counselor Central

SUNY Cortland is proud to stand out for academics, athletics and affordability. It’s why the College received a record number of first-year student applications in 2018.

Many people recognize SUNY Cortland as a top college for teachers (No. 23 nationally among “Best Value Colleges for Teaching Degrees”), dedicated student-athletes (130 national championships) and families in search of significant value (top five percent in Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” rankings). But there’s so much more to know.

School counselors assume a crucial role during the college search process. Use this page to learn something new about one of New York’s top public colleges.

student population infographic - 16 to 1 student to faculty ratio, 6,900 students, 44% male and 56% female

student representation infographic - students from 31 states and 45 countries

first-year student profile infographic - 86 to 92 GPA, 1100 to 1230 SAT score, 24 to 26 ACT score

outcomes infographic - 99 percent of graduates employed or pursuing a postgraduate degree

athletics infographic - 105 individual national titles and 25 team national championships

value infographic - top 5 percent "Best Colleges for Your Money" according to Money magazine

scholarship criteria - 93 GPA, 1100 SAT and/or 24 ACT


Students, families and school counselors have many good questions about required application materials, recommended dates and everything in between. Browse our FAQs and always feel free to contact the Admissions Office.


Academic Majors

Students excel in 67 majors housed in three schools: Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies. New programs include environmental geoscience, healthcare management and inclusive early childhood education.


On the Road

Admissions Office representatives travel across New York state and across the country in search of promising high school students. See where we’ll be during Fall 2018.