Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

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  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Co-op Housing
Room & Board Expenses $13,678
Living On-Campus 57%
Living Off-Campus 43%

Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 9 Reviews

67% of students gave Cornell University 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

College Life Rating

There is a club for almost everything already, and if you can't find one then it is extremely easy to make your own. If you want to party, then collegetown is always buzzing with life, and then if you just want to stay in there are pool/ping pong tables, movie theaters, the mall, etc. The people here are friendly and welcome intelligent conversation, but are never afraid to goof off and have fun.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1999

College Life Rating

Greek life is definitely a major force at Cornell, however, there is little pressure to join if it's not your thing, With a very diverse group of 13,000 undergrads, 6,000 grads, as well as students from nearby Ithaca College, everybody is bound to meet a large group of like minded friends to spend their time in Ithaca with. There really is something for everyone, no matter what you're into. Even the most niche interests like organic farming, Young Republicans or even medieval reenactment all seemed to have a strong community at Cornell. Freshman year, nearly everyone lives in the dorms. After that, most people move off campus with their friends. It really doesn't matter if you have a car, but if you do bring one, be prepared to play chauffeur to your friends on snow days.

Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(607) 255-1111
Medical Center Emergency Department
(607) 255-5155
Campus Police
Garden Ave., Ithaca, New York 14853


Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Touchdown the Bear
School Song: no official song
School Colors: carnelian and white
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities community recreation center, fitness centers
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Ivy Group
Basketball: Ivy Group
Baseball: Ivy Group
Track: Ivy Group

Athletics Department at Cornell University

Athletic Director Name
J. Andrew Noel
Athletic Department Email

Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 47
Number of Sororities: 18
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 24%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 20%
Military Programs
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training
  • Other: student-alumni job-shadowing programs.

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services
  • Talking Books
  • Other: print material in electronic format.

Other Services at Cornell University

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Toni Morrison, author, winner of Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Steven Squyres, Cornell professor and NASA Mars Rover science project leader
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court Justice.

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