SUNY Cortland

Cortland, NY

SUNY Cortland

Cortland, NY

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At SUNY Cortland, we’re all in.

Located near the geographic center of New York state, SUNY Cortland prides itself on being a public university that stands out for academics, athletics, and affordability. Case in point, Cortland is ranked highest among medium-sized SUNY institutions in Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” list, which weighs factors such as cost and career success. Strong out-of-state students may even automatically qualify for significant financial awards from the University.

Strength in academics
Reputations for Teacher Education and health-related programs have paved the way for our 68 academic majors, which also cover the natural sciences, business, and in-demand professional fields. Two trademarks of the University’s Undergraduate Research Council are dedicated faculty mentors and opportunities to earn funding in any discipline. 

Building for the future
Our campus has transformed in recent years with more than $350 million in construction efforts to bring a one-of-a-kind recreation center, an award-winning residence hall, and new academic spaces, including a renovated science facility. 

Opportunity outside the classroom
SUNY Cortland offers more than 50 study abroad programs and nearly 80 active student clubs. The University is also home to a powerhouse NCAA Division III athletics program with 131 national titles. 

Emphasis on outcomes
Career Services prepares students for internships, interviews, and jobs, with 98% of recent graduates employed or pursuing a postgraduate degree within one year of graduation. They join a network of more than 80,000 alumni making a difference in education, business, government, fitness, medicine, and many other fields.



Ranked among the top 50 medium-sized universities in the nation for service, social mobility, and affordability | Washington Monthly


Ranked the #1 "Best College for Your Money” among SUNY public schools | Money magazine


Ranked #1 for campus safety in New York State |


The largest Teacher Education program among public universities in New York State


Ranked #1 in New York State and #5 among “Best Public Colleges in the US for Getting a Job” |

Popular majors

SUNY Cortland students excel in nearly 70 undergraduate majors housed in three academic schools: Arts and Sciences, Education, and Professional Studies. The University also offers pre-professional pathways for Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Veterinary Science. The most popular academic majors include:
• Biology
• Business Economics
• Communication Studies
• Criminology
• Early Childhood & Childhood Education
• Exercise Science
• Inclusive Childhood Education
• Physical Education
• Psychology
• Speech & Hearing Science
• Sport Management
Strength and Conditioning for Human Performance
Tourism and Recreation

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An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I’m grateful for the people at Cortland. I learned that the best way to prepare for the future is to live in the present, work hard, and care for the community you’re placed in.”

    • Asha Goldberg '20