"Hardest thing ever, but so worth it!"
The Financial Aid Office provides a broad range of financial aid services. Make this your first stop when looking for resources to help you fund an affordable education at SUNY Cortland. Nearly 80 percent of SUNY Cortland students receive some form of financial aid.
As an affordable choice for your higher education, SUNY Cortland offers exceptional value for the investment you make in your future. A recent survey found that we spend more on actual instruction than many other schools. You’ll be pleased to discover our reasonable costs for tuition, fees, living expenses, books and transportation.
Get Your Game On
Make new friends and get serious about your favorite activities through one of our many Sport Clubs. Learn a new sport, improve your skills and compete against other schools in groups that include skiing/snowboarding, ultimate Frisbee, dance, rugby or outdoor adventuring.
Pickleball, Wallyball, Broomball are just some of the fun sports the Intramural Sports program has to offer. Close to half of the undergraduate population participates in at least one intramural sport. You may even end up on our Wall of Champions.
The Cortland bus runs frequently throughout the day, providing transportation to Corey Union, Neubig Hall, Park Center, the Route 281 lot, West Campus Apartments and Moffett Center. You can take the weekend shopping bus to Walmart and Price Chopper. Friday and Saturday there is a downtown shuttle, which offers students transportation to Main Street.
Cortland Nites is a series of scheduled events sponsored by Campus Activities. There is at least one event each week such as Laser Tag, $3 Movie Night, World Sports Tournament, etc.
You also can visit the Beard Gallery located downtown on Main Street to learn about festivals, concerts, charities and events going on in Cortland. There is always something to do.
All freshman are allowed to have a car on campus. Each freshman must park in the Route 281 lot, which is easily accessible. The Cortland bus makes frequent runs between this parking lot and middle and upper campus.
SUNY Cortland welcomes a freshmen class of approximately 1,200 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.
Average GPA: 91
Average SAT/1600: 1120
Average ACT: 24
We have nine facilities each offering a different dining experience. They include Neubig Dining, Dragon’s Court, Hilltop, Raquette Pizza, Friendly’s, Dunkin Donuts, Poolside Snack Bar, The Bookmark and Dragon’s Den.
Whether you live on campus, at West Campus Apartments or in your own apartment, eating on campus with a meal plan is less expensive and more convenient.
Visit ASC Dining Services.
There's a Club for That
You’re on the move and you can feel the momentum everywhere. You can become a part of our team — our family — and you’ll always find something to do.
As an undergraduate student, you can choose from a wide variety of majors and minors. As a graduate student, you can select from numerous signature programs.
All will allow you to carry the momentum forward through multidisciplinary course work, internships, fieldwork and experience-based learning opportunities in the Cortland community and beyond.