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SUNY Cortland was recently named one of the top 100 best values in US public colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

  • Public university; member of SUNY
  • 191-acre campus based in Cortland, New York
  • $6,000 US scholarship available to international students
  • Offers 68 undergraduate programs of study + 42 masters degrees

About State University of New York College At Cortland


From the moment the airplane lands, students will discover a second home at State University of New York at Cortland (SUNY Cortland)…

SUNY Cortland is a place where students are more than just a face in the crowd. They will be part of a caring, vibrant community where they will come first.

SUNY Cortland is one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. The State University of New York is a quality public university that combines world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, and a truly diverse body of talented students.

SUNY Cortland provides approximately 120 international students each year with the support and learning opportunities they need to meet their individual academic and personal goals. Whether students want a basic introduction to academic culture in America or English tutoring through language support services, SUNY Cortland ensures students receive every bit of help they need to succeed.

A few reasons to choose SUNY Cortland…

  • The College offers a wide range of majors and minors that can help students launch a career in any continent.
  • Cortland One of Nation’s Safest College Towns by Safewise Report.
  • Most full-time international students seeking a SUNY Cortland degree receive a financial award worth US $6,000 per year, making its tuition among the most affordable for four-year colleges in the State University of New York system
  • International students can work on campus up to 20 hours a week for academic departments, administrative offices, recreation facilities or the dining services provider. It’s a common way to earn income while studying at SUNY Cortland.
  • Students get the kind of individual attention they deserve.
  • Located centrally in New York State, Cortland is just a bus or train ride from popular tourist destinations such as New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. or Boston.
  • Students will always find a range of fresh food, including international and vegetarian options, at one of its nine dining locations
  • SUNY Cortland students have the opportunity to network with alumni.
  • Students will love collaborating with faculty on everything from scholarly pursuits to community service activities.
  • Graduate students may apply for a variety of graduate and teaching assistantship positions. The yearly stipend can range from US $5,000-US $9,000 and tuition support can cover up to 12 credit hours per year.

Some more reasons…

Momentum Defines SUNY Cortland

Students can’t miss the momentum that’s everywhere on the SUNY Cortland campus, whether it's through an active student body involved in research projects, clubs and organizations or the energy and spirit of the crowds who cheer on its athletic teams.

International Students

The College does all it can to ease student-transition to campus. There are pre-departure webinars, a five-day orientation, many social and athletic events throughout the year including a fun trip to Niagara Falls, a show on Broadway and a special weekend retreat at its Outdoor Education Center at Raquette Lake—one of the most beautiful sites one will see in the New York state. An international student advisor will be able to answer any questions students might have.

Residential Life

SUNY Cortland offers great housing options.

International students who study at the College for more than one year can apply for positions as resident assistants in residence halls. Students will receive free housing and a stipend in exchange for their service.

Uniquely SUNY Cortland

The inspiration to be a champion in every aspect of life - that’s the value of the experiences and education at SUNY Cortland. It’s what makes SUNY Cortland unique as a college; it’s what contributes to success in the classroom, on the field and in the wide range of careers its students choose.

Career Support

The Career Services Office hosts job fairs and assists students with finding internships and other career opportunities.

SUNY Cortland looks out for students every step of the way…




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Sujata, India 5


Sujata Mandal, M.S. (Sustainable Energy System) A review of my experience at SUNY Cortland. During my study in SUNY Cortland, I had a substantial growth—rising as a global human with an international understanding and in read full review
Keya, India 5


I am passionate about exploring the different perspectives in public health and human relationship. With an interest in the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of health and wellness, I came to study in SUNY at Cortland. read full review
Ispana, Bangladesh 5

Experience of a lifetime

The courses are really interesting and well taught. The Professors are all highly educated and experienced and one of the bests in their field. Moreover they re really helpful and tries to provide individual care to each read full review
A Sameer, India 5

Faculty and staff are very supportive; program I am studying is perfect combination of courses that we need; economical city.

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