SUNY -- Cortland

Cortland, NY

SUNY -- Cortland

Cortland, NY

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One of New York State’s top public universities stands out for academics, athletics, and affordability. Red Dragons dig deeper, reach higher, and achieve more.

Approximately 6,900 students from 34 states and 44 countries study on our midsize campus. They discover an affordable education across 68 strong academic majors. In fact, even students from outside New York State automatically qualify for significant financial aid. 

SUNY Cortland is proud to be recognized for emerging programs in science and business, excellence in teacher education and athletics, and a student life experience that is second to none.

21st-century learning
Our students tackle relevant topics outside the classroom and in recently renovated facilities that include a science building, a home of professional studies, and a center for the fine arts.

High-impact research
Two trademarks of our Undergraduate Research Council are dedicated faculty mentors and opportunities to earn funding across every discipline. 

Tops in teacher education
We’re one of the nation’s most respected teaching universities, home to the largest certified Teacher Education program in New York State. 

A diverse student body
Through our Multicultural Life and Diversity Office and its active clubs, our students find strength in their similarities and differences.

Strong outcomes
Career Services prepares students for internships, interviews, and jobs; 98% of recent graduates are employed or pursuing a postgraduate degree.

Feel the spirit of Cortland
You’ll experience it when you set foot on campus. A wide range of visit programs offer the opportunity to enjoy a student-led tour and have your questions answered. Register online at

Popular majors
Our students excel in nearly 70 undergraduate majors housed in three academic schools: Arts and Sciences, Education, and Professional Studies. Our newest programs include Healthcare Management and Environmental Geoscience. 

The most popular majors include:
• Biology
• Business Economics
• Criminology
• Exercise Science
• Childhood Education
• Communication Studies
• Physical Education
• Psychology
• Speech and Hearing Science
• Sport Management

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Central New York’s college town
Cortland is centrally located in New York State, which makes it convenient for travel. The city of Cortland offers a safe place to live, a fun downtown scene, and easy access to the outdoors.


Reasons to apply

Scholarships and financial aid

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Distance and travel time to Cortland

Albany, NY 165 miles/3 hours

Edison, NJ 210 miles/4 hours

Hartford, CT 280 miles/5 hours

New York, NY 220 miles/4 hours

Philadelphia, PA 220 miles/4 hours

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