Cornell University

Campus Description

Cornell, a member of the Ivy League, is also the land-grant university for New York State. It unites the rigorous intellectual tradition of the Ivy League and the democratic spirit of the other great state schools, and although Cornell is unquestionably one of the nation's most comprehensive research universities, teaching still comes first. Faculty members who teach graduate courses also teach undergraduate courses - even the Nobel laureates and the Pulitzer Prize winners. Your professors will be involved in research projects and other scholarly investigations at the forefront of their fields, and in many cases you'll have opportunities to join them in their discoveries. The University is located in Ithaca, NY (population 30,000), 60 miles south of Syracuse. Approximately 14,000 of Cornell's 21,000 students (67%) are enrolled as undergraduates. Freshman and transfer applicants may apply to any of the seven undergraduate colleges at Cornell.

410 Thurston Ave., Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: 
607.255.5241
Fax: 
607.255.0659

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, First Professional

Sports

Varsity Sports: Big Red: Women's: basketball, rowing, cross-country, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, polo, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, sailing. Men's: baseball, basketball, crew-heavyweight, crew-lightweight, cross-country, football, sprint football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, polo, soccer, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, wrestling.

Intramural Sports: Women's: badminton, basketball, bowling, football (non-tackle), golf, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, volleyball (sand), water polo. Men's: badminton, basketball, bowling, football (non-tackle), golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, volleyball (sand), water polo. Coed: badminton, basketball, bowling, football (non-tackle), golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball.


Club Sports: archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, boxing, cheerleading, cricket, cross country, cross country skiing, cycling, dance, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, football, figure skating, synchronized skating, underwater hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, judo, karate, lacrosse, martial arts, paintball, roller hockey, rugby, skateboarding, skating, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, water polo, windsurfing, dance sport, sailing, wrestling. See http://www.cornellbigred.com/ 

Clubs and Activities

Over 1,000 student organizations register each year. There is truly something for everyone. Involvement provides students with social opportunities and complements the academic experience. Students are able to meet new and interesting people and learn practical skills applicable to personal and professional growth. For more information see http://dos.cornell.edu/get-involved 

Featured Programs

Cornell is an Ivy League research university with more than 20,000 students and top-rated programs in architecture, business, engineering, hotel administration, human and veterinary medicine, humanities, law and physical and life sciences. The university embodies founder Ezra Cornell's vision of an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 14,315 (Full-time: 6,935 men, 7,380 women; Part-time: n/a)
Graduate (Matriculated): 7,589 (Full-time: 4,288 men, 3,301 women; Part-time: n/a)
97% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
89% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 650 – 750
SAT math range: 680 – 780
ACT range: 30 – 34

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American6.02%2.7%
% Asian17.9%8.5%
% Hispanic / Latino12.1%4.9%
% White, Non-Hispanic40.7%34.2%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.4%0.2%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.1%0.08%
% International / Nonresident Alien10.1%42.2%
% Two or more races4.4%2.1%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity8.2%5.1%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$49,116 for College of Architecture, Art & Planning, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering, and School of Hotel Administration. $32,976 NYS resident, or $49,116 non-resident for NYS College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NYS College of Human Ecology, and NYS School of Industrial & Labor Relations
Tuition Only:
$48,880 for College of Architecture, Art & Planning, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Engineering, and School of Hotel Administration. $32,740 NYS resident, or $48,880 non-resident for NYS College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NYS College of Human Ecology, and NYS School of Industrial & Labor Relations
Room & Board:
$13,678 (On-campus housing is guaranteed for all first-year students. Transfer students who meet the application deadlines are also guaranteed academic year housing. Current students who meet the deadlines and requirements are guaranteed on-campus housing. Off-campus housing is available)
Room Only:
$8,112

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- regular decision January 2, early decision November 1, contact the admissions department
Transfer Applications:
fall- March 15; spring- October 15, contact the admissions department

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
fall- February 15. For more information: www.finaid.cornell.edu
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
March 15 for Fall; October 15 for Spring

Application Requirements

Freshmen: HS transcript(s); SAT/ACT scores; SAT Subject Tests scores; essay; $80 fee. Other requirements vary by division or program.
Transfers: Same as above.
International: Same as above. TOEFL or IELTS scores required if English is not the first language.
Average Financial Aid Package:
$44,859
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
None