Located in a small city in central New York, SUNY Cortland is a degree-granting comprehensive college offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and a variety of professional fields. Nearly 6,200 undergraduate students are enrolled and choose from 61 major and 38 minors to study. In addition, there are 1,050 graduate students enrolled in one of the 33 graduate programs. The diverse student population comes from 25 states and 14 countries. Undergraduate students have the ability to live in one of 11 on-campus residence halls. Graduate students have a variety of private housing options available throughout the city of Cortland.
Class sizes average 25 students due to a low student-faculty ratio of 19:1. Outside of class, students enhance their college experience with more than 100 clubs and organizations. Many international students are active in the Global Ambassadors club or the English Conversation Group. They can also choose to participate in the 25 intercollegiate athletic teams, 34 sport clubs, and more than 60 intramural sports.
Some of the more popular majors for international students include: International Studies, Sport Management, Business Economics, Teaching English as a Second Language, and Communications.
- Total enrollment: 7,250
- Undergraduate enrollment: 6,200
- Graduate enrollment: 1,050
- International Student Enrollment: 79
- Male 42%, Female 58%
- Faculty-student ratio: 19:1
- Faculty: Full-Time: 301, Part-Time: 277
- Number of countries represented on campus: 20
- Top five countries represented on campus: Turkey, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, South Korea
English as a Second Language Program and Services
Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?
Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?
Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?
Does your institution conditionally admit students to degree programs if they have not met the English proficiency requirement?
International Student Housing Options
As a residential campus, SUNY Cortland offers a variety of on-campus housing options for international students.
- University of Ballarat (Ballarat, Australia)
- Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia)
- Capital Normal University (Beijing, China)
- Universidad Veritas (San Jose, Costa Rica)
- American University in Cairo (Cairo, Egypt)
- Universite de La Rochelle (La Rochelle, France)
- Deutsche Sporthochschule (Koln, Germany)
- University of Ghana (Legon, Ghana)
- University College Cork (Cork, Ireland)
- The Spanish Language Institute (Cuernavaca, Mexico)
- London Metropolitan University (London, UK)
- University of Cumbria (Lancaster or Carlisle, UK)
- Venusa College (Merida, Venezuela)
Admission Requirements for First Year and Transfer Students
Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?
Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students
Undergraduate International Full-time:
Is financial aid available for international students?
No, SUNY Cortland does offer all accepted undergraduate students an International Student Award totaling $2,600 per year. The award is applied toward tuition.
Student Activities and Campus Life
- Intramural and club sports
- Global Ambassador's Club
- English Conversation Group
- Travel (with domestic students)
- Vocal ensembles (Gospel Choir)
Senior Admissions Advisor
Graduate and International Admissions Coordinator
Undergraduate: (607) 753-4711
Graduate: (607) 753-4800
Fax: (607) 753-5988
PO Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045-0900
Fall applications: April 1,
Spring applications: November 1.
Graduate application deadlines:
Fall applications: April 1,
Spring applications: September 1.