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SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill is a public institution that was founded in 1911. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,519, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 750 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 36. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,229 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,861 (2013-14).
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The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill has a rich academic tradition that spans nearly 100 years. Today, over 2,500 students are enrolled in the 52 associate and baccalaureate degree programs offered through The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources and The School of Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences.
SUNY Cobleskill has consistently been recognized among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report and has been named to President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for four consecutive years. It was recently recognized as Military Friendly College by G.I. Jobs magazine. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, the college has also been recognized among the Princeton Review's 286 Greenest Colleges.
The faculty and staff's commitment to meeting student needs is the hallmark of a Cobleskill education. The college offers small classes, excellent facilities, and a hands-on learning environment that features extensive experiential learning opportunities through internships and field experiences. A diverse study-abroad program allows students to travel and take classes in a variety of countries while pursuing a Cobleskill degree. A unique early medical school assurance program allows eligible students to apply for guaranteed admission to Upstate Medical University at the close of their freshman year, without ever having to take the MCATs. Articulation agreements ensure a seamless transfer to colleges within the State University of New York system.
Students live and learn on a modern, 782-acre campus that features outstanding educational facilities, including a contiguous farm with a new equestrian center and 200-cow dairy facility, fish hatchery, specialized classrooms and laboratories, student-run restaurant, nationally accredited child development and child care centers, art gallery, and 10 residence halls. The new Center for Environmental Sciences and Technologies and the $38.7 million Center for Agricultural and Natural Resources, scheduled to open in Fall 2014, symbolize the college's dedication to providing students with state-of-the-art facilities to pursue study and research opportunities in Environmental and Energy Technology, Plant Sciences, Fisheries & Wildlife, and Animal Sciences. The campus is also home to the Center for Rural Emergency Medical Services and the Cobleskill Campus Child Care Center. The academic experience is complemented by a wide range of opportunities that allow students to challenge themselves inside and outside the classroom. Campus-wide events, more than 50 student clubs, and residence hall councils are just a few examples of leadership positions that exist on campus. Students can also participate in a full array of intramural and intercollegiate athletics--the Fighting Tigers compete at the NCAA Division III level as a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. The application fee at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill is $50. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 94 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||94.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill is 19:1, and the school has 20.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill include: Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences; Natural Resources and Conservation; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Personal and Culinary Services; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||38%|
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SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,519, with a gender distribution of 48.3 percent male students and 51.7 percent female students. At this school, 55 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 45 percent of students live off campus. SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill, 44 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill.
|Students who have cars on campus||44%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill, 75.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,874.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,229 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$16,861 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$11,720 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data