Admissions Information

The application fee is $50 for applying undergraduate school and $65 for graduate school at SUNY Cortland. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$65
Admission Informationwww2.cortland.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww2.cortland.edu/admissions/undergraduate/application-process.dot
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 52.20% and the yield is 19.88%. 5,319 men and 7,073 women applied to SUNY Cortland and 2,489 men and 3,980 women students were accepted. Among them, 534 men and 752 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants12,3925,3197,073
Admitted6,4692,4893,980
Enrolled1,286534752
Acceptance Rate 52.20%46.79%56.27%
Yield 19.88%21.45%18.89%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 875 students (68% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 166 students (13%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 610 and the 25th percentile is 550. The SAT Math score is 610 (75th) and 550 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 26 (75th percentile) and 22 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550610
SAT Math550610
ACT Composite2226
ACT Math2126
ACT English2024
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at SUNY Cortland are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,078, ACT: 61 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA and High School Rank to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply SUNY Cortland.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPAConsidered but not Required
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLConsidered but not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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