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 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 60.00% and the yield is 17.99%. 4,790 men and 6,630 women applied to SUNY Cortland and 2,491 men and 4,376 women students were accepted. Among them, 523 men and 700 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants11,4204,7906,630
Admitted6,8522,4914,376
Enrolled1,233523700
Acceptance Rate 60.00%52.00%66.00%
Yield 17.99%21.00%16.00%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 143 students (12% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 16 students (1%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 620 and the 25th percentile is 540. The SAT Math score is 620 (75th) and 550 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 27 (75th percentile) and 22 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540620
SAT Math550620
ACT Composite2227
ACT Math2528
ACT English2025
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at SUNY Cortland are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,079, 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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SUNY Cortland 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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