Suny Cortland

Cortland, New York, United States
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 us unique as a college; it’s what contributes to our success in the classroom, on the field and in the wide range of careers our students choose.



Located atop one of the rolling hills in central New York’s “City of Seven Valleys,” the State University of New York College at Cortland was founded in 1868 as the Cortland Normal School. Among its earliest students is inventor and industrialist Elmer A. Sperry of Sperry-Rand Corp. fame. The original campus, located in downtown Cortland, was destroyed by a fire in 1919.


SUNY Cortland's Undergraduate Research Council serve as a means for the collection and dissemination of information on best practices for undergraduate research and the benefits to students and faculty for being engaged in a broad range of experiential activities.


Focus is an online career assessment and occupational research tool. If you are looking for help in career or major planning based on your skills and interests, Focus is a great place to start.


Student services

Coordinating billing, posting payments made on student accounts, managing the monthly payment plan, processing financial aid payments and coordinating payments with third-party sponsors. The office also disburses refunds from over payments, determines residency status, manages accounts on hold for past balances, calculates refunds due to withdrawals, oversees the international health insurance enrollment and performs other miscellaneous duties.

Housing services

The Students' Bill of Rights offers reporting individuals protections, accommodations and/or amnesty. 

Library services

Greetings and welcome to SUNY Cortland Memorial Library. When you walk through our doors, you will find the tools and assistance you need to be a successful student or faculty member at SUNY Cortland. The library has computer labs, multimedia studios, books, journals and online resources to help you study, research and entertain yourself. There are comfortable places to study alone or in groups.

ICT services

The library provides you with many different kinds of resources in many different formats. The library isn’t just books but is also digital resources, online resources, journals, and newspapers. The library provides equipment for check-out: laptops, cameras, hard drives and more are available to help you in your studies. 

Medical services

Student Health Service provides accessible, high quality health care to all SUNY Cortland students. We educate students about health and wellness and how to promote healthy lifestyles.

Student Life

Campus life

West Campus Apartments is a community of 240 SUNY Cortland students in a 15-building complex located one mile from campus. Each building houses four separate apartments with four single bedrooms, at least one full bathroom (accessible apartments have one large bathroom), full kitchen and living/dining room. 

Sports facilities

The goal of the SUNY Cortland Recreational Sports Department is to provide a variety of recreational opportunities that contribute to the physical, emotional and social health of all members of our College community. We will continuously develop programs and activities for our participants to increase their positive use of leisure time, improve their quality of life and encourage them to commit to a lifetime of fitness and recreation participation.


State University of New York College at Cortland is accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. 

Cortland, New York, United States