Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

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Cornell University

Cornell University

Cornell University Student Essentials

Cornell University Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Touchdown the Bear
Website: www.cornell.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Most Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 43,413
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 43,413
Retention Rate: 96%
Enrollment: 21,626
Year Established: 1865

About Cornell University

Cornell University is a nationally acclaimed academic and research institution located in Ithaca, New York. Part of the Ivy League, Cornell was founded in 1865, and boasts some of the most famous and well respected academic minds in the country.

Bachelor’s degrees can be earned in every traditional discipline, with over 70 undergraduate majors available. Undergraduate students are encouraged to get involved with academic research projects supervised by graduate students and faculty.

With 93 graduate degrees at Cornell, students are able to study specific concentrations not offered by many other universities. Cornell’s graduate programs include a school of law, medicine, engineering, and much more. Enrolled graduate students should expect extensive research to accommodate graduate requirements.

Student life activities dominate the Ithaca campus. Residential life, campus activities, outdoor excursions, student clubs, Greek life, study body government, and proud athletic teams offer every student a social and recreational outlet. Students are encouraged to get involved in volunteer opportunities in the surrounding communities as well.

Support services are like none other on Cornell’s campus. Students receive superb services, including academic advising, individual tutoring, academic workshops and labs, a health clinic, career advising, supportive clubs, and much more.

As an Ivy League school, tuition at Cornell can be expensive, which is why eligible students are offered scholarships based on need, and financial aid advising is available on campus.

Cornell University is a pillar of academic excellence in our nation’s history. Students can be confident that they receive nothing short of the best from Cornell’s faculty, staff, and facilities.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 9 Reviews

89% of students gave Cornell University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

The old pun around Cornell stands ever true; Ithaca is Gorges. The atmosphere around Ithaca and Cornell's campus may seem a bit wet sometimes, but overall it is the most beautiful campus I've ever been on, and being able to interact with the faculty and the students here have been a blessing with me.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1999

Overall Rating

Cornell's a great place to spend 4 years of your life. The school has a gazillion opportunities to learn with 7 colleges and hundreds of top-ranked programs to choose from. The setting combines awe inspiring natural beauty with a local culture and personality that is hard to beat.


Cornell University Map & Location

Cornell University
300 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853


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Getting Around Cornell University

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Ithaca, NY

Winter
Dec
36
22
Jan
31
15
Feb
34
17
Spring
Mar
42
23
Apr
56
34
May
67
44
Summer
Jun
76
53
Jul
80
58
Aug
79
56
Fall
Sep
71
49
Oct
59
38
Nov
48
32

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 14,458
Freshman Class 3,247
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 21,626

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 10%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 50%
  • Asian: 18%
  • Unknown and Other: 15%
Latino 10%
African American 6%
Caucasian 50%
Asian 18%
Unknown and Other 15%

Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%
Women 53%
Men 47%
International 9%
Domestic 91%

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