SUNY College at Cortland Reviews

  • 26 Reviews
  • Cortland (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $18,725
90% of 26 students said this degree improved their career prospects
85% of 26 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 3/18/2022
  • Degree: ESL
"I have so many positive things to say about this educational institution, The Modern Languages Department, and my specific program: Teaching English as a Second Language. Cortland has provided me with not only the highest quality education, but enriching and meaningful experiences that have helped me get to where I am today. Although the TESOL department is on the smaller side, this ended up being a huge benefit. My major classes enabled me to make authentic connections with my peers and professors. Many of the same professors teach multiple classes in the program so it was nice to have them again. I genuinely felt respected, acknowledged, and challenged. The upside to smaller institutions is that you definitely don't feel like a "number" or "just another student" sitting in a lecture. I also want to highlight the Study Abroad Office who has done a great job promoting programs abroad. I was able to study abroad the spring semester of my Sophomore year in Mangalore, India and when I came back, I was able to intern with the Study Abroad Office and share my experiences. I'm very grateful to have gotten my education from here, for it has been one of the greatest decisions of my life. I was employed full time right after I graduated and I don't necessarily think that would have happened if I had gotten my education elsewhere. Cortland has prepared me immensely and I still keep in contact with my professors today. 4 years goes by so fast and I would do it all again (if I could)."
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2019
  • Degree: Sports Management
"I absolutely loved and appreciated my time at SUNY Cortland. The people and opportunities brought to me at Cortland were forever life-altering. My favorite and most influential part of my undergraduate experience were the people I met; friends, professors, mentors. I had people guide me every step of the way and help me become the best version of myself. My favorite opportunity brought to me at SUNY Cortland was studying abroad. During my sophomore year, I studied abroad in Australia and it was the most amazing experience of my life! The employees at the International Programs Office are some of the best around. They are super helpful and will go above and beyond to make your experience amazing. Additionally, I absolutely loved working as a student assistant on campus. I worked alongside these great professionals in the International Programs Office for three years. Although I was a sport management major, this job shaped my passions and aspirations and led me to change my career path. I am now studying higher education, thanks to my lovely coworkers and mentors at the IPO! Cortland is a great school that offers many opportunities at an affordable price. The memories will last a lifetime - you won't regret it!"
Amanda Hernandez
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2019
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
"I believe that the college I attended, SUNY Cortland, has prepared me to have a successful future in many ways. Most importantly, Cortland helped shape me as a person. It taught me how to live away from home, how to make new friends and how to balance work and social life. It provided me with an extreme amount of community service opportunities, work opportunities on and off campus, and educational opportunities. I was able to be an active participant in the community by partaking in activities such as the CROP Walk to help end hunger and poverty. I was able to become part of a sorority which taught me leadership skills, how to work well on a team with others, enabled me to raise money for womens cardiac care and taught me time management skills. I was able to look up to many amazing women who are now lifelong friends that have taught me so much about my future career. Thankfully, Cortland introduced me to speech language pathology. The professors in the professional studies school prepared me to excel as a graduate student and I am forever grateful for that. They provided an extreme amount of resources and opportunities to learn about speech pathology. The NSSLHA Speech and Hearing Club allowed us to gain experiences from guest lecturers and conferences and allowed us to bond with our fellow speech pathology peers through community service and social events such as the end of the year banquet. The Center for Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders on the SUNY Cortland campus provided undergraduates with excellent opportunities to observe speech therapy sessions in order to gain knowledge and experience. I am very thankful for my four years at SUNY Cortland as it provided me with an amazing education and lead me to the best friends I could have ever asked for."
R Lindsay
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2018
  • Degree: Education
"I attended Cortland over 30 years ago, so obviously, things will have changed since then. At the time, I found relatively small classes. The professors seemed to take a sincere interest in the students and their success. The subjects were very relevant. Having the Masters degree definitely opened doorways to professional positions that I would not have been offered without the advanced degree."
Sarah S.
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2017
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
"I came into graduate school prepared and with adequate experience and resume-building experiences. I made the most of my time at Cortland and utilized the resources they had to offer - my suggestion would be to take advantage of all the diverse opportunities that Cortland has."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Education
"I took many of my courses off-site, so it was very convenient."
Jess Livornese
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"SUNY Cortland is an excellent place to continue your academic career! It provides a setting of community, rigor, diversity, and challenge. Not only does the school provide a variety of opportunities for students to engage in, it also features committed and passionate professors. I would recommend Cortland to any incoming freshman!"
Alexis Johnson
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"I loved Cortland personally, loved the area, I had very good teachers. My program was okay. I feel that the classes really weren't rigorous, some of the classes were taught poorly, For the fieldwork assignment it was a waste of time. Finding a internship was hard and very tedious"
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"Based on my experience at SUNY Cortland, it is a great school for your money and provides smaller class sizes than larger universities. By attending, you can form relationships with fellow classmates that can help your academic success and teachers."
Kelly Quinn
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I thought the Speech and Hearing Science program was fantastic and prepared me so well for graduate school. My classes gave me the necessary background, and then some, to succeed in my future career, The professors were well- qualified, really cared about the students, and went above and beyond to help their students. I would strongly recommend this program to others. In regards to the college in general, the administration cares more about their own image and making problems go away rather than doing right by their own students. One of my friends was sexually assaulted, and instead of protecting her and preventing further trauma, they dismissed her situation and broke several rules. During the trial, the Code of Student conducted was clearly broken, in numerous ways; when this was brought up, administration said it did not matter and there was no issue instead of investigating this misconduct. Furthermore, the Student Conduct Office clearly favored the perpetrator and engaged in victim blaming and dismissal of a serious issue to make the "problem" go away. While my college experience was not bad and I made lasting friendships and connections, my experience was seriously hindered by the neglect and negativity of the administration. I would not recommend this college to women because clearly, this campus favors the image of student athletes rather than the safety of all students."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Education
"I liked the college. Staff members were helpful; programs were useful."
Slim Nasty
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Great college to learn how to be a good teacher"
Sarah S. `
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Courses are challenging and informative, but it is difficult to internalize all of the information without putting it to practice. Unfortunately that's just the reality of undergraduate school. I was able to dual major in Spanish as well and I am very happy with my progress in Spanish."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Sports Management
"It was okay. The program I was in was really unstable at the time. Professors were leaving and there were multiple leadership changes in the one year I was there. It was very affordable and the West Campus apartments were nice to live in. I think it would be a better college for undergrad."
Ryan Edson
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2016
  • Degree: Education
"A great teacher preparation program that allowed me to develop the necessary skills to give all students the opportunity to experience success in the classroom regardless of their ability prior to entering my class. The college itself was great for students to learn, grow and develop into individuals that they want to become. My best friend (and soon to be best man) was from Cortland and I would not trade that time for anything."
Amanda Munson
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2015
  • Degree: English
"While SUNY Cortland's MA English program is small and intimate, the course offerings are slim and not entirely up to the most modern fields of studies, or lacking in some areas such as children's literature. The program can also seem a bit unorganized at times, particularly regarding student theses. That said most of the professors I've had are very nice and are quite accommodating to commuter students in regards to weather issues and transportation. They've also been very open to meeting outside of class to talk and the course works has been fairly reasonable in most of my classes. The class sizes are small as well"
Kailee O
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2014
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"I think that my graduate program is great! I have encountered very knowledgeable and helpful professors. I love that my program is accommodating for graduate students that work full time during the day or have families. A con of my graduate program is the lack of variety of professors. I take my classes through SUNY Cortland at MVCC and I am only given the option of a few professors for all of my courses."
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Yves Mulowayi
  • Reviewed: 8/20/2014
  • Degree: Physics
"The State University of New York College at Cortland. Is equipped with the technology, expertise and resources that are need develop renewable energy engineers. My graduate program has given me the skills and tools top impalement renewable energy technology in various parts of the world. I plan to utilize my skills in places like my home country the Democratic Republic Congo. I want to provide energy solution that can work independently of the energy grid, which would greatly benefit the people I seek to help."
John Wick
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2014
  • Degree: Education
"Pros: Great school and great teachers. Cons: N/A"
John Wick
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2014
  • Degree: Human Services
"This program has great teachers, overall program, and a lot of experience. Only con is that they are not geared for family friendly housing and other opportunities."