Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$59,282

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
750
25th
680
75th
790
25th
720
75th
35
25th
34
75th
35
25th
30
75th
35
25th
32
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,514
Declined 45,986
Total Received 51,500
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Private

15,396

undergraduate students

9,198

graduate students

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School Facts

Cornell University, 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. Its 745-acre campus is located in Ithaca, 52 miles from Syracuse.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 24,594
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational

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745‐acre campus in Ithaca (population: 31,006), 60 miles from Syracuse; branch campus in New York City and abroad in Doha, Qatar; programs in Washington, DC and abroad in Rome. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Syracuse. School operates transportation to various locations in Tompkins County. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Cornell University
410 Thurston Avenue
Ithaca, NY
14850

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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.
  • Cornell University was the first university in the United States to offer a major in American Studies and the first in the world to award a degree in Journalism.

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
83%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
750
25th
680
75th
790
25th
720
75th
35
25th
34
75th
35
25th
30
75th
35
25th
32

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 2
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Required of some

Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,514
Declined 45,986
Total Received 51,500

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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 transportation
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

47%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$49,149

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $58,586
Room $9,534
Board $6,312
Additional fees $696
Books & supplies $990
Total $76,118
Average Financial Aid - $49,149
Total with Avg. Aid $26,969

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Financial Aid Office


P: 607 255-5145
F: 607 255-6329
finaid@cornell.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Equestrian
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Other sports
Rowing
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine skiing, archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, cricket, cross-country, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, roller hockey, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine skiing, archery, badminton, basketball, cricket, cross-country,cycling, equestrian sports, figure skating, golf, ice hockey, Nordic skiing, roller hockey, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, softball, squash, synchronized skating, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Alpine skiing, badminton, basketball, bowling, boxing, cycling, dance, disc golf, dodgeball, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, horseshoes, judo, karate, kickball, lacrosse, martial arts, non-tackle football, Nordic skiing, paintball, roller hockey, rugby, sailing, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, squash, synchronized skating, table tennis, tennis, Thai boxing, ultimate Frisbee, underwater hockey, volleyball (indoor/sand), windsurfing, wrestling

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division I, FCS I-AA), Ivy League (Division I, FCS I-AA), Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
African-American/Black Studies.
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
Agricultural Animal Breeding.
Agricultural Business and Management, General.
Agricultural Economics.
Agricultural Engineering.
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding.
Agronomy and Crop Science.
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Animal Genetics.
Animal Physiology.
Animal Sciences, General.
Anthropology, General.
Apparel and Textiles, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Archeology.
Architectural History and Criticism, General.
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
Architecture and Related Services, Other.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Astronomy.
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biometry/Biometrics.
Biophysics.
Botany/Plant Biology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics.
Community Organization and Advocacy.
Comparative Literature.
Computational Biology.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Creative Writing.
Dance, General.
Development Economics and International Development.
Developmental and Child Psychology.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Ecology.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering Mechanics.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
Engineering, General.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entomology.
Environmental Design/Architecture.
Environmental Toxicology.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Environmental/Natural Resource Economics.
Evolutionary Biology.
Fashion/Apparel Design.
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Food Science.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
French Language and Literature.
Gay/Lesbian Studies.
General Studies.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
German Studies.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General.
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.
History, General.
Horticultural Science.
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.
Housing and Human Environments, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Immunology.
Information Technology Project Management.
Information Technology.
Institutional Food Workers.
International Agriculture.
Italian Language and Literature.
Labor and Industrial Relations.
Landscape Architecture.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Management Science.
Materials Engineering.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Microbiology, General.
Molecular Biology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neurobiology and Behavior.
Neuroscience.
Nuclear Engineering.
Nutrition Sciences.
Operations Research.
Ornamental Horticulture.
Parasitology.
Pharmacology.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology.
Plant Sciences, General.
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Real Estate.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Russian Language and Literature.
Science, Technology and Society.
Social Sciences, Other.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Statistics, General.
Systems Engineering.
Textile Science.
Toxicology.
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
Viticulture and Enology.
Zoology/Animal Biology.

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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

24,594

total students

35%

in-state

65%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

15,396
students

Female
54%
8,269

Male
46%
7,127

37%

9,198
students

Female
47%
4,331

Male
53%
4,867

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

15,388
students

Female
54%
8,264

Male
46%
7,124

0%

8
students

Female
62%
5

Male
38%
3

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Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
35%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 15

Spring: October 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 93
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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