SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill
Cobleskill, NY 12043
Phone: (518) 255-5525
rolling application deadline
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology--Cobleskill is a public institution that was founded in 1911. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,566, 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 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 37. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,321 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,221 (2011-12).
School mission (as provided by the school):
The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is an accredited polytechnic college that is primarily baccalaureate and residential. SUNY Cobleskill is one of few institutions in the United States where an undergraduate student may also choose to earn an associate degree. The College has an enrollment of 2,600 students in 50 programs divided into three schools - Agriculture and Natural Resources, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Business. An economic engine for rural New York, SUNY Cobleskill is home to a wide array of extended learning and professional development opportunities.
Modeling experiential education, SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing small classes, excellent facilities, and a hands-on learning environment. Whether students plan to further their education or begin their professional careers, they graduate with the foundation to pursue their goals - and to succeed.
SUNY Cobleskill places an emphasis on integrating classroom instruction with strong internships and field experiences. The College has nationally recognized programs and faculty who engage in scholarship, often in collaboration with students, which serves to enhance the teaching-learning process. The highest priority of SUNY Cobleskill's expert faculty and staff continues to be individual attention to student needs.
SUNY Cobleskill is one of six remaining state agriculture and technology colleges, has the state's only contiguous farm, and hosts New York's only bachelor's degree programs in Turfgrass Management. The equestrian center, opened in fall 2005, includes a 34,000-square foot indoor arena, breeding and training facilities, and room to board over 70 horses. The 200-cow dairy facility boasts cutting-edge herd and waste management technology. The agricultural complex also includes an arboretum, golf greens, a fish hatchery, fourteen greenhouses, and agricultural engineering laboratories. In addition, the scenic 782-acre campus features an outdoor recreational area, histotechnology laboratory, broadcast television studio, restaurant, pre-school, and day care center.
Opened in 2010, the Center for Environmental Science and Technology is leading research efforts in the conversion of agricultural and municipal solid wastes into clean energy. Undergraduate students participate in the research through study in the new Environmental and Energy Technologies curriculum. Other new programs, including a B.S. in Graphic Design Technology, keep SUNY Cobleskill on the cutting edge of contemporary higher education.
SUNY Cobleskill graduates transfer to places such as Cornell University, the University at Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Stony Brook, Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, and others. 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 easy transfer to other colleges within the State University of New York system.
Nestled into the rolling hills of Schoharie County, SUNY Cobleskill offers its students numerous unique opportunities to fully experience collegiate life. Students are able 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 may 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.
Currently celebrating its charter centennial year, SUNY Cobleskill is positively impacting the region's quality of life by creating an educated workforce, forming partnerships with corporations and the community, and providing numerous cultural, athletic and regional events.
School type - public, coed college
Year founded - 1911
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - rural
2010 Endowment - $1,919,602
Selectivity - less selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 71%
Application deadline - rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - September 1
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 20:1
4-year graduation rate - 28% - Medium
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences 29% Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17% Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 14% Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 9% Natural Resources and Conservation 7%