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Tuition & Fees

$48,156

$48,156

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,222
Declined + 33,777
Total Received 39,999
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1  :  9

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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School Facts

Cornell, founded in 1865, is a private, not-for-profit, co-educational, nonsectarian institution of higher learning chartered and operated under Laws of the State of New York. Although a private institution, Cornell is also the land-grant institution for New York State. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Architecture, Art, and Planning; Arts and Sciences; Engineering; and Human Ecology; and the Schools of Hotel Administration and Industrial and Labor Relations. Its 745-acre campus is located in Ithaca, 45 miles from Syracuse.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 21,593
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEHSA (Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAHME (CAHME)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

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Codes

SAT 2098
ACT 02726

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Private (nonprofit)

14,393

undergraduate students

7,200

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
50%
600-699
40%
500-599
10%
700-800
67%
600-699
29%
500-599
4%
30-36
77%
24-29
21%
18-23
2%
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Ithaca, NY

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Fun Facts

  • Cornell University kicks off spring break each year with Dragon Day, which includes a parade and dragon made by first-year architecture students.
  • Love Bill Nye the Science Guy? He's a graduate of Cornell University, and often teaches there as part of the Frank H.T. Rhodes Visiting Professorship program.
  • Cornell University has the distinction of being both a private (endowed) and public (federal land grant) institution. Monies are allocated to fund specific schools within the university: three of its seven undergraduate schools are public; the rest, private.
  • Cornell University is both a public and private school as a privately endowed university, and also as a partner of the State University of New York. Cornell is the federal land-grant institution of New York State.

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Ithaca, NY

745-acre campus in Ithaca (population: 30,054), 60 miles from Syracuse; branch campus in New York City and abroad inin Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Syracuse. School operates transportation to various locations in Tompkins County. Public transportation serves campus.

Cornell University
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
42 fraternities 27% of male students
 
19 sororities 25% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
87%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
50%
600-699
40%
500-599
10%
700-800
67%
600-699
29%
500-599
4%
30-36
77%
24-29
21%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 2
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,222
Declined + 33,777
Total Received 39,999

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Jason Locke
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 607 255-5241
F: 607 255-5175
admissions@cornell.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,452,773
State $4,823,570
Institutional $224,706,396
Other external $13,026,984
Total $258,009,723

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
equestrian sports
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
ice hockey
lacrosse
polo
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division I, Football Championship Subdivision I-AA), Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (Division I), Ivy Group (Division I, Football Championship Subdivision I-AA)
Mascot
Touchdown the Bear
School colors
carnelian and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Aerospace Engineering
Africana Studies
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Sciences
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Agriculture General Sciences
American Studies
Animal Breeding
Animal Science
Anthropology
Apparel Design
Applied Economics/Management
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Applied Statistics
Archaeology
Architectural Science
Architecture
Asian Religions
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Behavioral Biology
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Cell/Molecular Biology
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biology/Society
Biomedical Engineering
Biometry
Biophysics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry/Chemical Biology
China/Asia Pacific Studies
City/Regional Planning
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classics
Communication
Communications
Comparative Literature
Computational Biology
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Creative/Visual Arts
Crop/Soil Sciences
Dance
Design
Design/Environmental Analysis
Developmental Psychology
Developmental Sociology
East Asian Literature
Ecology
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
English
English Literature/Language
Entomology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Toxicology
Evolutionary Biology
Feminist/Gender/Sexuality Studies
Fiber Science
Fiber Science/Apparel Design
Film Studies
Fine Arts
Food Science
Food Science/Technology
French
Genetics
Geological Sciences
German
German Area Studies
Germanic Studies
Government
Health Administration
Health/Society
Historic Preservation/Planning
History
History of Architecture
History of Architecture/Urban Development
History of Art
History of Art/Archaeology
Horticulture Biology
Horticulture Crop/Landscape Management
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Restaurant Administration
Human Biology
Human Development
Human Development/Family Studies
Human/Environment Relations
Immunology
Independent Major
Industrial/Labor Relations
Information Science
Information Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Agriculture/Rural Development
International Development
Italian
Landscape Architecture
Law
Linguistics
Management
Materials Science/Engineering
Materials Sciences Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medieval Studies
Microbiology
Molecular/Cell Biology
Music
Musicology
Natural Resources
Near Eastern Studies
Neurobiology
Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Science/Engineering
Nutrition
Nutritional Sciences
Operations Research
Operations Research/Engineering
Operations Research/Industrial Engineering
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physics
Physiology
Plant Biology
Plant Breeding
Plant Pathology
Plant Sciences
Policy Analysis
Policy Analysis/Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Real Estate
Regional Science
Religious Studies
Resource Economics
Romance Studies
Russian
Russian/Eastern European Studies
Science of Earth Systems
Science of Natural/Environmental Systems
Science/Technology Studies
Sociology
Soil/Crop Sciences
Spanish
Statistics
Statistics/Biometry
Systems Engineering
Teaching of Biology
Teaching of Chemistry
Teaching of Earth Science
Teaching of Mathematics
Teaching of Physics
Theatre Arts
Theoretical/Applied Mechanics
Urban History
Urban/Regional Studies
Veterinary Medicine
Viticulture/Oenology
Zoology
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Undergraduate

67%

14,393
students

Female
51%
7,343

Male
49%
7,050

Graduate

33%

7,200
students

Female
44%
3,176

Male
56%
4,024

undergraduateFull-time

%

14,393
students

Female
52%
7,343

Male
48%
7,050

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

20%

Transfer applicants accepted

73%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: October 1

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 77
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Republic Of Korea
Singapore
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Brendan O'Brien
Director International Students and Scholars
607 255-5243
isso@cornell.edu

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