SUNY College at Cortland

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SUNY College at Cortland can be found in Cortland, NY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. SUNY College at Cortland has an enrollment of about seven thousand students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1090 (25th percentile) - 1230 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 21 (25th percentile) - 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the SUNY College at Cortland average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. Roughly 50% of all applicant were admitted at SUNY College at Cortland, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 20% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SUNY College at Cortland Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for SUNY College at Cortland was reported as 46.0% in Fall 2020 with over 12,900 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into SUNY College at Cortland?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of SUNY College at Cortland is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SUNY College at Cortland has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 52.2%
  • 2017-2018: 47.9%
  • 2018-2019: 44.3%
  • 2019-2020: 46.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 43.4%

How Does SUNY College at Cortland Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SUNY College at Cortland is twenty-three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Ithaca College72.8%
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry69.5%
Le Moyne College73.6%
Morrisville State College74.9%
Colgate University22.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SUNY College at Cortland (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 610
Math550 - 620
Total Score1090 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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