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State University of New York College at Cortland

Cortland, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate60%
Acceptance Rate60%

SUNY Cortland Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into State University of New York College at Cortland. Around 60% of applicants get into State University of New York College at Cortland each year. Last year, 11,711 students applied to State University of New York College at Cortland and 7,001 were admitted.

If you are applying to State University of New York College at Cortland, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 12/1 and the application fee is $50.

Students who apply to State University of New York College at Cortland for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than .

State University of New York College at Cortland Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of State University of New York College at Cortland's admissions stats.

State University of New York College at Cortland 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist Yes

State University of New York College at Cortland Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for State University of New York College at Cortland.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 January 1
Regular Decision Yes 12 1

Want to Apply Early to State University of New York College at Cortland?


State University of New York College at Cortland does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. State University of New York College at Cortland will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.

Some students apply early to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


More on State University of New York College at Cortland Admissions


Transferring to State University of New York College at Cortland

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to State University of New York College at Cortland

State University of New York College at Cortland has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does State University of New York College at Cortland Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at State University of New York College at Cortland

Curious about the factors that are considered by State University of New York College at Cortland during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with State University of New York College at Cortland for more information on admission factors.

State University of New York College at Cortland Application Requirements

To apply to State University of New York College at Cortland, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with State University of New York College at Cortland's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview
Transcript(S) of College Record
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 3
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.3 3

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into State University of New York College at Cortland?

Students admitted to State University of New York College at Cortland have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 32% submitted a class rank. At State University of New York College at Cortland 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At State University of New York College at Cortland, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 4.48%
3.75 and 3.99 18.37%
3.50 and 3.74 23.67%
3.25 and 3.49 25.02%
3.00 and 3.24 18.97%
2.50 and 2.9 8.66%
2.00 and 2.49 0.82%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to State University of New York College at Cortland directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

State University of New York College at Cortland does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to State University of New York College at Cortland

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to State University of New York College at Cortland.

Transfer students can enroll in State University of New York College at Cortland during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term


State University of New York College at Cortland Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to State University of New York College at Cortland?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to State University of New York College at Cortland.

Does State University of New York College at Cortland accept transfer credits?

✅ State University of New York College at Cortland accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does State University of New York College at Cortland accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ State University of New York College at Cortland accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to State University of New York College at Cortland?

✅ State University of New York College at Cortland is not test optional.

What is State University of New York College at Cortland's acceptance rate?

✅ State University of New York College at Cortland has an acceptance rate of 60%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at State University of New York College at Cortland?

❌ State University of New York College at Cortland does not offer early decision.

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SUNY Cortland Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

60%

How hard is it to get into SUNY Cortland? SUNY Cortland is a somewhat selective institution. The SUNY Cortland acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 59 out of every 100 applicants.

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SUNY Cortland Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY Cortland is Dec 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

SUNY Cortland SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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SUNY Cortland GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.44

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At SUNY Cortland, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.44. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,691

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

60%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,900

Out-of-State

$18,810

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Dec 1
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