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City of Cortland Ranked as One of the “Best College Towns in New York”


According to BestColleges.com, the City of Cortland has been ranked near the top 5 of “The Best College Towns in New York.”

The ranking gave Cortland as one of the most student-friendly locales in the state of New York. Highlighting the walkability from housing and recreation, which help the local economy.

Another highlight of the ranking was the wide variety of entertainment available in the area as well. Those highlighted were Cherry Knoll Farms, Cortland Repertory Theater, and Greek Peak.

“What makes SUNY Cortland a special place, beyond its students, faculty and staff, is the city in which it is located,” said President Erik J. Bitterbaum. “We are fortunate to live, work and study in a safe environment with wonderful neighbors. Cortland’s combination of cultural, social and natural attractions makes it a terrific place for our students to spend these formative years.”

The last time the City of Cortland and SUNY Cortland were mentioned in a National Outlet was back in 2019 as one of the safest campuses in New York State by YourLocalSecurity.com.

You can find the entire ranking of best college towns in New York HERE.


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