State University of New York College At Cortland

State University of New York College At Cortland

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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
  • Financial aid of USD $5,200 open to international students
  • Offers 68 undergraduate programs of study + 42 masters degrees
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About SUNY 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.
  • Most full-time international students seeking a SUNY Cortland degree receive a financial award worth USD 5,200 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 assistantship positions. The yearly stipend can range from USD 5,000-USD 9,000 and tuition support can cover up to six credit hours per semester.

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

All degree-seeking undergraduate students must live on campus during their first year. 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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English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.5

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

79

Undergraduate

79

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COSTS PER YEAR*
OVERALL COST OF LIVING

$12200

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

$7800

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

$16320

POSTGRADUATE

$22210

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Khoang, Russia 5

Life Changing

There's really not anything bad I can say about SUNY Cortland, it's one of the best university to get a well rounded study abroad experience. I ended up staying at SUNY Cortland for 2 years and half, and I enjoyed most of my time there. From the students, to the facilities, to the professors, the room, read full review

There's really not anything bad I can say about SUNY Cortland, it's one of the best university to get a well rounded study abroad experience. I ended up staying at SUNY Cortland for 2 years and half, and I enjoyed most of my time there. From the students, to the facilities, to the professors, the room, the social life and even the food; all of which were exceptional. You wouldn't have trouble making friends as most of the students here are very welcoming, especially to international students. The social life is always "lit" and no night in Cortland is a dull one. There are always clubs, house parties or bars for you to have fun at night and makes some new friends in Cortland. If you're not into partying, there are always events set up by the international office where you travel and experience other parts of the USA and even Canada. The school also sets up events such as ice skating, bowling, movies, intramural sports, etc for you to have fun. If you're not into any of these activities, there is always a huge gym and soccer/basketball court for you to play in and get fit. There are so many clubs and organizations in which you can join and get to know people that have similar interests to you, I in fact was in two of them and through that, I got to know so many friends. I also love the food that Cortland has through its meal plan. I must have gone to the dining hall up to 3-4 times per day! There are so many variety of food and the dining hall opens till late at night. The campus is clean and feels like home, and there are always buses to take you to class if you don't want to walk, although the classes are super close to the dorms. Although I recommend staying in the dorms to get to know some fellow American student and be close to your classes, West Campus is not a bad option either, with a soccer field right next to your apartment. The professors are very helpful and understanding, and most of the classes in which i was in was small enough for my professor to know me personally. They are always open to help you, in fact, I got a few recommendations from them. If you ever need money like I did, to travel or to go out at night, the international office will help you find a job and create a temporary working visa for you. I got my working visa within the first week and ended up working at the dinning hall for a semester. Although the job wasn't the most fun one, I did get the money I needed, as well as the experience. The thing I liked the most about this school that I couldn't find anywhere else that I was at, is the exceptional quality and helpfulness of the international office. I must have came to the office at least once per week, with all my questions and favors and they are always there to help me in no time! I also love the events they set up, in which I ended up getting super close with all my fellow international students. Orientation week is a must, I got to know so many people and get so many of the things I needed to do off my chest. I 100% from the bottom of my heart recommend this program, I got to know so many people that became very close friends to me. In fact, a few of my friends help me after my knee surgery and let me stay at their home over the break. The quality of experience and friends you get here is incomparable! show less

Rebecca, Australia 5

Once a Red Dragon, Always a Red Dragon!

Doing my study abroad for a semester at SUNY Cortland was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I loved every minute I was there! The International Student Office made the transition into American college life very easy with a great support system, and organising a plethora of cultural and social ev read full review

Doing my study abroad for a semester at SUNY Cortland was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I loved every minute I was there! The International Student Office made the transition into American college life very easy with a great support system, and organising a plethora of cultural and social events throughout the year. The professors and other staff are really friendly and helpful as well as other students being friendly and welcoming too. This made adjusting to a different learning environment much easier. Through the exchange program, I met lots of different people from all over the world who I have become life long friends with. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone. show less

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