Cortland, NY
SUNY Cortland


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Recent Reviews

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

Cortland is a middle sized school in a rural community that has allows students to make life long friends while getting to kn...

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

Cortland is a middle sized school in a rural community that has allows students to make life long friends while getting to know everyone.

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

To find the right college you need to really evaluate what you want out of it. You have to think about the size, the closeness to home, if you know people that are going there, what kind of activities you want to be involved in, how much it costs, and what degrees they offer. You also need to visit many campuses and go with your gut. To make the most out of your college experience you need to get involved and not be shy or avoid taking chances. People are so much more open and accepting, and being shy will just mean you seclude yourself. Also, prioritize and get your work done so you can have fun whenever you want.

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

I wish I had known what the towns around it had to offer so I could have taken advantage of that more.

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

Fun, exciting, sometimes too small but a great school.

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

Fun, exciting, sometimes too small but a great school.

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

The advice I would give to parents and or/students about finding the right college would be to visit all campuses you apply to, pay attention during tours, ask many questions of current students and try to envision yourself there. If you simply can't see yourself there, It's not for you. The advice I would give to make the most of the experience is to get involved in anything that interests, get out of your shell, makes lots of friends and always focus on your academics! That is why you are there in the first place!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who like to be anonymous, private people.

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

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  • Enrollment
  • 6,304
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,106
  • Acceptance rate
  • 52%

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