Cortland, NY
SUNY Cortland


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Recent Reviews

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.

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

Advice that I would give to parents and students beginning to research potential college choices would be to analyze and take...

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

Advice that I would give to parents and students beginning to research potential college choices would be to analyze and take note of the you or your child's interests. It could range from needing the resources that will aid them in becoming an active participant of learning about their culture, as well as wanting to educate others, down to their need for extra teacher student interaction. It is important for both students and parents to realize that visiting a school and taking the campus tour doesn't provide you with the reality that students attending this school face on a daily basis. I think it's important to speak to the students on that campus, but not just one or two students, many. Speak to as many students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds, majors, club affiliations and staff positions. It is likely that honesty will come from those who aren't being paid to tell you what you want to hear. The students are the core of a college; they hold all the answers you need to know about making your college experience an enjoyable learning experience.

What's unique about your campus?

In the speech-language disabilities department student's receive a lot of one on one time with their professors. The major consists of a small close-knit family of very intelligent and considerate professors and students. Cortland also offers a scholarship called, Cortland's Recruitment of Urban Educators, which focuses on putting quality teachers back in the classrooms of urban areas. It aims in providing them with new innovative ideas, first hand experience and supplemental educational courses. Cortland is a place where you see familiar faces everyday.

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

I wish I had known the severity in lack of diversity education in this school. Latinos, Blacks, African Americans, Asian Pacific and many other cultures are extremely underrepresented in both the student and faculty populations.

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

My school is very small but they have a lot of things, like one small community. Cortland is very friendly and a great school...

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

My school is very small but they have a lot of things, like one small community. Cortland is very friendly and a great school to go to. The only proble i have with it is that it gets really cold here and that upsets me becuase I am used to warm temperature. Besides that its really great. I made life-time friends here, i got a lot experience and I can't thank my professors enough for the work they have done for me. I really wouldn't be where I am if I haven't accepted Cortland. It great!

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

My advice would be to be very open minded and willing to change to a new place. Cortland is a really great school but it has its ups and downs. Also, make sure you know what you want to do because as a SUNY College, sometimes credits do not count and tranfering stuff over is difficult sometimes and it may delay the graduating process. Also, with tuition going up, it might not be the best place to go to if you are looking into saving money. Once again, its part of the SUNY system so expect the same things any other suny school will have. This place is full of athletics stuff so its thats something that you are intrested in then you should come here. If you want to be a teacher then come here too because this is the place for you. This school has a great relationship with many entities and even though its small, it might just get you the connection that you need to get that job. Its really great and even though at first i wasn't a fan, it really grew on me and now as a junior i love it even more.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A closed minded, very negative person should not attend cortland. It takes some adjusting to do and its not easy to get used to going to walmart for everything and stuff like that. If you are used to the good life-the stay away from Cortland. If you are humble person who can adjust to a new environment then this is the school for you. The weather is also an issue with people. So if you are used to California like weather then don't come to Cortland. Its really really cold here and it never really gets nice. Oh

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