Cortland, NY
SUNY Cortland


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Recent Reviews

Sarah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To parents, do not try to make your child's decison for them. It is their life and future and they should be making thier o...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To parents, do not try to make your child's decison for them. It is their life and future and they should be making thier own decision about where they want to be instead of where you think they should be. You can give them an idea of what you think about thier choices but remember it is ultimately your child's decision. To students, your first semester at college is daunting and scary, I won't lie. I am an extroverted person who could not wait to go to college and leave home but I was the most homesick freshman I knew. I wanted to transfer and everything but now, I am so glad I didn't act on those feelings because I love my college and the experiences and friends I've made don't compare to anything else. It'll be tough, but stick through it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

One that is not self-motivated. Professors remind you about things but if you do not complete the assignments, you are SOL.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Getting the classes that you want for each semester if you are a freshman or sophomore. I personally do not have this problem because I am an honors student so I get first dibs on all classes

Nicole
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Many different programs, very friendly atmosphere

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Many different programs, very friendly atmosphere

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I find a lot of students and parents choose a school based athletics. It isn't about that. What matters is the academics behind the athlete because when your four years are over, it won't be about how many touchdowns or points you scored. What you need is a career and if you spent most of your college years focusing on athletic events instead of your academics, you will not get the career or your choice and in the end, you won't have anything to show for it. I think parents and potential students should look at the athletic program of a school as a bonus after you have decided the academic part of the school is for you.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Parking...there isn't enough of it available

Christa
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

SUNY Cortland has a very tight community within the athletic department. It is small enough where the teachers know who you a...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

SUNY Cortland has a very tight community within the athletic department. It is small enough where the teachers know who you are and your typical work habbits, but big enough where your social life isn't limited. Very supportive and caring faculty.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Each college has things about it that leave it with a good reputation and a bad reputation. Students should visit the campus and meet some current students attending the school. It is hard to judge a school based strictly on statistics, "hear say," or pictures. I would also suggest doing research on the support that the school gives to the students while finding a job, or the job rate after graduation. I would recomend students to be involved in as many club organizations or teams as they can. Huge amounts of college networking take place during extra school related activities. A student will meet many people they would normally not assocate with when being involved in clubs and organizations. Make friends, connect with faculty, and get involved.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Our dining and athletic facilities. We have many choices for on campus dining that leaves room to be healthy. Our athletic and workout facilities allow athletes and students to advance physically.

Ashley
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Let students make their own choice about where they woulkd like to go to school and as parents support their decision. This ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Let students make their own choice about where they woulkd like to go to school and as parents support their decision. This is a time when young adults learn to make their own choices.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

How awful the on campus housing is and that the residential services office is not willing to help when you have problems with your living situation.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who likes sports, either participating or watching. People who are interested in carreers in sports or teaching. People that don't mine being around others who drink and go to parties.

Lisa
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates were friendly and helpful.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates were friendly and helpful.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You have to visit the schools you want to attend. It my sound great on paper but could be completely different when you go to visit. Once in school, join a club or sport. You can make great friends there that will last a lifetime.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating was the confusion about teacher certification.

Suzannah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

definitely go to tours and ask tons of questions. child should pick the schoolthat suits them.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

definitely go to tours and ask tons of questions. child should pick the schoolthat suits them.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

the snow...i hate winter, but other people love the snow, so it's no big deal to them

Daniel
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

SUNY Cortland is not very big, smaller on the scale of most SUNY schools, but you get to know many of your classmates and the...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

SUNY Cortland is not very big, smaller on the scale of most SUNY schools, but you get to know many of your classmates and the classes arent too large.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

SUNY Cortland is best known for its athletic affiliations. Most of the students here are very athletic and have a great love for sports.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Follow your heart and instincts. If a college you're looking at doesn't feel right at first, it's not the right one. The first impression is always the most accurate. Talk to students enrolled there because they will tell you the truths that you won't hear from faculty or staff. Get involved with intramural sports if you're not on a school sports team. Meet the people on the floor of your dorm; you will probably meet friends you'll have for the rest of your time in college and maybe your life. Always put academics first because there will always be time to have a social life if you budget your time efficiently.

Adam
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell parents and/or students to carefully visit each campus they are interested in. Meeting with professors of the p...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell parents and/or students to carefully visit each campus they are interested in. Meeting with professors of the prospective student's department is a good idea to familiarize themselves with their new teachers and see how engaging and motivated their teachers are. Students should talk to alumni or current students at that school to see what they think, what they like about the school and what they don't like. I would also take a close look at the town the college is in; there are many weekends during the school year and it is important to find a place where each student can participate in activities that are not college-related that help them deal with stress and pressure that is often felt in college. If involved in any sports/clubs, I would make sure to meet the people in charge to make sure they share ideas and point of views. Finally, I think that parents and/or students should visit each campus they are interested in and spend a day or two around campus; if the student feels comfortable and excited to live in that community, then they have found their home away from home.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I don't like the town the college is in. The college is what makes the town which means that during weekends or holidays, there is nothing much to do other than college-related activities. It is a poor town and opportunities are limited.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

For me it was my advisement. I had a close-to-retired advisor who did not care to make me aware of things I needed to complete for my degree completion. I wish I had switched advisors right away to be advised better.

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