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International Profile

Join us at Cornell this summer for our acclaimed three- and six-week programs for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world.

As a Summer Cornellian, you can . . .
• Experience the excitement of college life at a great Ivy League university
• Take fascinating college courses with Cornell’s world-renowned faculty
• Get a head start on college by earning three to six college credits
• Explore careers and majors
• Attend a college fair and receive one-on-one admission counseling
• Live, study, and play on one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses
• Make friends with students from more than 40 countries
• Enjoy “an unforgettable, life-changing summer!”

Choose from more than 20 programs and 60 courses in areas including:
• Architecture and Art
• Business and Leadership
• College Success
• Debate and Literature
• Design and Fashion
• Engineering and Computing
• English Immersion
• Hotel Management
• Law and Government
• Medicine and Psychology
• Research and Science
• Social Change and Sustainability
• Veterinary Medicine

You can even design your own custom program or, if you can’t make it to campus, take a Cornell course online.

With personal advising, 24/7 access to health services, and a dedicated residential and academic staff, you’ll have the support you need to excel in and out of the classroom.

Apply now!
Programs are offered between late June and early August. Many fill quickly. Apply now!

Contact us to learn more
The first 25 students to contact us and mention this magazine will receive a free Cornell University Summer College string bag.



Cornell’s 2,300-acre main campus is located in Ithaca, a mid-sized college town in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of
New York State.


Type of College: Cornell University Summer College (CUSC) is a pre-college program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It is part of Cornell University, a world-renowned Ivy League institution with 14 private and public colleges.

Size of Campus: 2,300-acre main campus in Ithaca, New York

Number of Students: 1,000 CUSC students

Number of Faculty: CUSC draws on Cornell’s summer faculty of 275 instructors.

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: CUSC offers more than 60 credit-bearing, undergraduate courses through Cornell’s many departments and colleges.

Geographic Diversity: CUSC students come from more than 40 countries and 550 cities around the world.

International Student Services: CUSC students have access to Cornell’s vast academic and student resources, including an International Students and Scholars Office dedicated to supporting their needs.

International Student Budget: CUSC program charges for 2016 are $6,020 for a three-week program and $12,100 for a six-week program. These charges include tuition for regular Cornell University undergraduate courses, college credits, an official Cornell transcript, housing, dining, and activities.

Financial Aid: CUSC financial aid applications are accepted from students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. (This is distinct from the main Cornell University Office of Financial Aid.)

Test Score Requirements: Students who do not currently attend a high school where the official language and entire curriculum is taught in English should have a minimum TOEFL score of 100 or higher on the Internet-based test; a minimum IELTS score of 7 or higher; or SAT Reading and Writing scores of 600 or higher. See for details.

Application Deadlines and Fees: The application deadline for most programs is April 29. Because international students must obtain an F-1 student visa, which can take several months, we encourage you to begin your application as soon as possible. See for details.