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Suny Cortland Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

The University 13,288 freshman applications for fall 2018. The acceptance rate for the semester was 44% and 21% of total applicants enrolled with the university. SUNY offers graduate and undergraduate courses in over 100 disciplines, with both arts and technical courses among the most popular ones.

  • Applications are invited for Fall and Spring sessions.
  • Graduates and undergraduates can apply through the online portal of the university.
  • TOEFL and IELTS are acceptable scores of English proficiency, with other means.
  • International students have a two-stage admission process.
  • International students must qualify for Form I-20 (Student F1 Visa) through their documents for admission.
  • Applications are submitted through the college admission portal.


Application PortalOnline portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)50 USD
Retention rate80%
Graduate rate71%
Average SAT score1140
Average ACT score24
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Online ProgramsAvailable

SUNY Cortland Admission Deadlines

The applications are invited for fall and spring semesters. The application deadlines for international UG freshman is mentioned below:

Term/SemesterDeadline, 2019
International applicants
FallApr 1
SpringNov 1

SUNY Cortland International Student Admissions

SUNY Cortland enrolled 45 international applicants. With a similar application process, international applicants are required to submit additional documents for applying at the university.

Admission Requirements for International Applicants

  • Autobiographical Essay
  • Official Transcripts
    • Translations of transcripts, if required.
  • Copy of Passport
  • ELP score
  • International Student Financial Statement Form
  • Verification documents to support financial statement
  • SUNY Cortland I-20 Request Form

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International aspirants can submit their TOEFL and/or IELTS scores to support their application. The minimum scores to qualify for admissions are mentioned below:

TestMinimum required score

Visa Process for International Students

International applicants need to get Form I-20 from SUNY Cortland

  • To apply for Form I-20, applicants need to submit the following documents:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Letter of sponsorship

After completing I-20, pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.

  • Apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa.
  • Submit the form and pay the application fee.
  • Schedule visa interview

SUNY Cortland Undergraduate Admissions

Here are the basic requirements for aspirants:

  • GPA
    • Average GPA: 90.3
  • SAT/ACT Scores
    • Average SAT: 1140/1600
    • Average ACT: 24
  • Core Subject Requirements
    • History, English- 4
    • Mathematics, Science, & Foreign Language- 3-4
  • ElP scores, for international applicants
  • Financial Statements

SUNY Cortland Graduate Admissions

SUNY Cortland offers more than 50 graduate courses to students from all over the world. While each program has different requirements, the general criteria remain the same. The college saw 242 Graduate admissions in the fall of 2018.

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic Requirements
English [ENG] M.A.University apply-yourself online portalFall: July 1
Spring: Dec 1
Summer: April 1
65 USD3.0 GPA
History [HIS] M.A.
University apply-yourself online portalFall: July 1
Spring: Dec 1
Summer: April 1
65 USD3.0 GPA, Professional Statement,
GRE, resume,
24 credit hours 50th percentile GRE Resume Statement of purpose Minimum GRE score of 375
PhysicsUniversity apply-yourself online portalFall: July 1
Spring: Dec 1
Summer: April 1
65 USD3.0 GPA, MAT: 425 Resume,
Minimum GRE
ChemistryUniversity apply-yourself online portalFall: July 1
Spring: Dec 1
Summer: April 1
65 USD3.0 GPA, MAT: 425, Resume,
Statement of purposE,
Minimum GRE score of 375

Admission applications are reviewed individually on the basis of academic achievement. The university has selective admissions policy, applicants are suggested to apply with a higher GPA, Standardized scores. International students indicating the capability of success as future students are also considered for admissions.

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