Applying to SUNY Cortland

Acceptance Rate 46.04%
Yield 20.27%
SAT Score 1,160
ACT Score 24
Applicants 12,942

Applying To SUNY Cortland

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 46.04% at SUNY Cortland where a total of 12,942 students applied and 5,959 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,160 and the average ACT score is 24. It requires two items and recommends 1 articles to submit to their applicants. The following table describes the general admission information for applying to SUNY Cortland.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$65
Admission Informationwww2.cortland.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww2.cortland.edu/admissions/undergraduate/application-process.dot
Acceptance Rate46%
Average Test Scores1,160 SAT / 24 ACT
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2019-2020, the acceptance rate is 46.04% where a total of 12,942 students (5,572 men and 7,370 women) have applied to SUNY Cortland and 5,959 (2,241 men and 3,718 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 489 male and 719 female students have enrolled into SUNY Cortland and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 20.27%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at SUNY Cortland
Acceptance Rate 46.04% 40.22% 50.45%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 20.27% 21.82% 19.34%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At SUNY Cortland, 898 applicants (74% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 172 applicants (14%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,160 and the average ACT score is 24 at SUNY Cortland. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,230 and 25th percentile score is 1,090. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 79 and the 25th percentile score is 62. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at SUNY Cortland.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at SUNY Cortland
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540610
SAT Math550620
ACT Composite2126
ACT Math2026
ACT English2127
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

SUNY Cortland requires 2 item(s) (High School Record (or Transcript), Recommendations) and recommends 1 articles (Completion of College Preparatory Program) to submit to their applicants. In addition, 4 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Rank, Admission Test Scores, TOEFL) are considered but not required to submit. The following table summarizes the application requirements at SUNY Cortland
Application Requirements for SUNY Cortland
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at SUNY Cortland is Semester. SUNY Cortland accepts Dual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training. Next table describes credits that SUNY Cortland accepts.
Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training