Tuition & Fees

$57,222

$57,222

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
68%
600-699
30%
500-599
2%
700-800
81%
600-699
17%
500-599
2%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,448
Declined + 45,876
Total Received 51,324
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Private (nonprofit)

15,182

undergraduate students

8,418

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 2098
ACT 02726

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Location

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 23,600
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.)
•  ACSP (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)

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Ithaca, NY

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.

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
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
44 fraternities 26% of male students
 
21 sororities 24% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
83%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
68%
600-699
30%
500-599
2%
700-800
81%
600-699
17%
500-599
2%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,448
Declined + 45,876
Total Received 51,324

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

Shawn Felton
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 607 255-5241
F: 607 255-0659
admissions@cornell.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$48,835

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,550
Room $9,152
Board $6,094
Additional fees $672
Books & supplies $970
Total $73,438
Average Financial Aid - $48,835
Total with Avg. Aid $24,603
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 15

Other
February 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Diane Corbett
Director of Financial Aid
dcorbett@cornell.edu

Varsity Sports

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

J. Andrew Noel (men's)
Athletic Director
email

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
Mascot
Big Red Bear
School colors
carnelian red and white

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advanced Architectural Design
Aerospace Engineering
Africana Studies
Agricultural Sciences
Agriculture/Life Sciences
American Studies
Animal Science
Anthropology
Apparel Design
Applied Economics/Management
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Applied Statistics
Archaeology
Architectural Science
Architecture
Asian Literature/Religion/Culture
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Behavioral Biology
Biochemistry
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biological/Environmental Engineering
Biology/Society
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences
Biometry/Statistics
Biophysics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry/Chemical Biology
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 Visual Arts
Creative Writing
Design
Design/Environmental Analysis
Developmental Psychology
Developmental Sociology
Earth/Atmospheric Sciences
Ecology
Economics
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
English
English Literature/Language
Entomology
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Toxicology
Environmental/Sustainability Science
Evolutionary Biology
Executive Health Administration
Feminist/Gender/Sexuality Studies
Fiber Science
Fiber Science/Apparel Design
Fine Arts
Food Science
Food Science/Technology
French
Genetics
Geological Sciences
German Studies
Germanic Studies
Global/Public Health Sciences
Government
Health Administration
Historic Preservation/Planning
History
History of Architecture/Urban Development
History of Art
History of Art/Archaeology
Horticultural Biology
Horticulture Biology
Hospitality Management
Hotel Administration
Human Behavior/Design
Human Biology/Health/Society
Human Development
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Ecology
Human Environment Relations
Human Resources
Independent Major/Arts/Sciences
Independent Major/Engineering
Industrial/Labor Relations
Information Science
Information Science/Systems/Technology
Information Sciences
Information Systems
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
Music
Musicology
Natural Resources
Near Eastern Studies
Neurobiology
Nutrition
Nutritional Sciences
Operations Research
Operations Research/Engineering
Operations Research/Information Engineering
Performing/Media Arts
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Biology
Plant Breeding
Plant Pathology
Plant Sciences
Policy Analysis/Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Real Estate
Regional Science
Religious Studies
Romance Studies
Science/Technology Studies
Sociology
Soil/Crop Sciences
Spanish
Statistical Science
Statistics
Systems Engineering
Theoretical/Applied Mechanics
Urban/Regional Studies
Veterinary Medical Science
Veterinary Medicine
Viticulture/Enology
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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

23,600

total students

41%

in-state

59%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

64%

15,182
students

Female
53%
8,043

Male
47%
7,139

36%

8,418
students

Female
46%
3,859

Male
54%
4,559

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

%

15,182
students

Female
53%
8,043

Male
47%
7,139

Not reported

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
19%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

17%

Transfer applicants accepted

72%

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 15

Spring: October 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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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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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

International Student Contact

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

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