Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$59,282

not including housing and food

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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

Social Networks

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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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
Housing $9,534
Food $6,312
Additional fees $696
Books & supplies $990
Total $76,118
Average Financial Aid - $49,149
Total with Avg. Aid $26,969

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $20,074,673
State $6,322,250
Institutional $262,435,569
Other external $13,952,242
Total $302,784,734

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $4,342,192
Total $4,342,192

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

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

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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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