Cornell’s 2,300-acre main campus is located in Ithaca, a midsize college town in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State.
Type of School: 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 15 private and public colleges.
Size of Campus: 2,300-acre main campus in Ithaca, New York
Number of Students: 1,500 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 40 countries and more than 600 cities.
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: Program charges for 2019 were $4,385 for a two-week program, $6,500 for a three-week program, and $13,200 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: All students enrolling in three- or six-week programs are eligible to apply for CUSC financial aid. (This is distinct from the main Cornell University Office of Financial Aid.) Awards will not exceed $1,200.
Test Score Requirements: Students who do not currently attend a high school where the official language is and the 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 summercollege.cornell.edu for details.
Application Deadlines and Fees: The application deadline for most programs is May 1. 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 summercollege.cornell.edu for details.