SUNY Cortland offers exceptional value for the investment you make in your future. In 2019, Cortland was the highest-ranked of all SUNY comprehensive colleges on Money magazine’s best value list. You’ll be pleased to discover our reasonable costs for tuition, fees, living expenses, books and transportation.
The Financial Aid Office provides a range of financial aid services. Make this your first stop when looking for state or federal resources to help you fund an affordable education. Nearly 80 percent of SUNY Cortland students receive some form of financial aid.
Undergraduate students can choose from strong academic majors and minors spanning the arts and sciences, education and in-demand professional fields. Graduate students can advance their careers through campus, online and hybrid learning options.
Academic life at SUNY Cortland emphasizes experience-based learning opportunities that include research, internships and other fieldwork. This hands-on approach is one reason why 98% of recent graduates are employed or pursuing a graduate degree.
Sport clubs are offered across three levels: instructional, recreational and competitive. All are led by students and receive limited funding. Nearly 40 clubs include 1,200 participants. Options include everything from cheerleading to jiu-jitsu to ultimate frisbee.
Intramural programs cover three categories: weekly leagues, single-day competitions and late-night events. More than 30 activities exist at competitive and recreational levels, offering T-shirts and bragging rights to champions.
Cortland Nites offers a weekly series of events during the semester sponsored by Campus Activities and Corey Union. They include mini golf, laser tag and $3 Movie Night plus visits from comedians, hypnotists and entertainers. You also can visit downtown Cortland for dining, entertainment and seasonal festivals.
The campus bus system runs continuously throughout the day, from early morning to late at night. You can take the weekend shopping bus to local grocery stores. Friday and Saturday schedules include a downtown shuttle, which offers transportation to Main Street. You also can consult the bus schedule or download a smartphone application to track the current location of buses.
Endless opportunity defines student groups and organizations. More than 70 options cover everything from academics to service to culture. You can start new clubs with some effort and the interest of a handful of friends.
A list of current clubs is available online.
Nine dining facilities offer different experiences: unlimited residential dining, made-to-order hot meals or a quick cup of coffee and snack. These options cater to every appetite and budget.
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