State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, also referred to as SUNY Cobleskill, is a public college in Cobleskill, New York. The school belongs to the extensive State University of New York (SUNY) system that handles 64 campuses.
It started out in 1911 as the Schoharie State School of Agriculture before taking part in the SUNY system in 1916. SUNY Cobleskill is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the New York State Education Department registers all academic programs.
SUNY Cobleskill Acceptance Rate
According to the school’s records for the year 2016 to 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY Cobleskill was 78.2%. Out of 2,897 applications, 2,265 were successful admissions. This is higher than the acceptance rate recorded in 2015, which was around 73.4%. During the previous school year (2015-2016), the number of applicants reduced by -6.76%, and the number of admissions lowered by -0.614%.
Applying to SUNY Cobleskill is fairly easy. First, students may complete a SUNY Application or a Common Application. Applicants are required to send their official high school and/or college transcripts. They also need to submit GED/TASC scores, SAT/ACT scores, and any letters of recommendation or essays that could help further their application.
The status of the application can be checked through the website–students will be informed if the school has received all necessary documents for the admission.
Admitted Students Profile
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill has a total enrollment of 2,287 students. The school has a total of 2,168 students who are enrolled full-time while the part-time enrollment is at 119. This number means 94.8% of students enrolled at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill are studying there full-time.
At SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, the enrolled student population (both undergraduate and graduate) is 70.5% White, 12.1% Black or African American, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.93% Two or More Races, 1.27% Asian, 0.437% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0875% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.
In 2016, the cost of tuition at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill was $6,470. The cost of tuition at SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill is $-6,330 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,800).
SUNY Cobleskill takes pride in preserving its long tradition of mixing up theoretical knowledge with practical application. Although they still have traditional classrooms, the college celebrates its “real life” learning areas.
The school has its own dairy barn, equestrian center, greenhouses, heavy equipment laboratory, fish hatchery, restaurant, catering kitchen, production kitchens, childcare center, child development center, histotechnology laboratory, computer labs, and many more.
SUNY Cobleskill also has 10 residence halls that cater to full-time students. For the convenience of students, all rooms are wired for cable television and wireless internet access.
The school offers a wide range of degrees that cover the areas of agriculture and technology; business and computer technology; culinary arts, hospitality, and tourism; early childhood; and liberal arts and sciences. Further details about the courses can be found on the official SUNY Cobleskill website.
SUNY Cobleskill strongly believes a student’s learning should not be limited by the four walls of the classroom. They encourage each student to be an active member of the campus community and establish leadership skills. The clubs and organizations are categorized as recreational, academic, volunteer services, religious, and social. Below are a few examples of the SUNY Cobleskill clubs:
- Block & Bridle Club
- Business Careers Club
- Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism
- Dairy Cattle Club
- Early Childhood Association
- Landscape Club
- National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)
- Commuter Student Organization
- Dramatic Tigerians
- Empire of Change
- Latin American Student Organization
SUNY Cobleskill teams are called the Fighting Tigers and their school colors are black and orange. The sporting teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III, years after being a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
For all sports, the Fighting Tigers are a primary member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)—with the exception of equestrian which competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and track and field which joins in the New York State College Track Conference (NYSCTC).
The school’s sports for men include basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, and track and field. There are also female teams in basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, and volleyball.
SUNY Cobleskill takes pride in its countless alumni who have pursued successful careers in different professions. Listed below are a few of the school’s most successful graduates:
- Pete Dominick, Comedian
- Peter Lopez, 127th New York Assemblyman (2006–2017)
- Jennifer Kaido, 2008 U.S. Olympic Woman’s Rowing Team Member
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