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Cornell University

4.4 out of 5 (13 ratings / 8 reviews) Ithaca, New York, United States
Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

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Medicine & Health (2)
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Journalism & Media (1)



Cornell is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, a member of the Ivy League/Ancient Eight, and a partner of the State University of New York. It has been described as the first truly American university because of its founders' revolutionarily egalitarian and practical vision of higher education.


Cornell offers nearly 80 formal major fields as well as challenging dual-degree programs and a score of interdisciplinary majors that cross traditional departmental boundaries.

Cornell offers 70 minors to undergraduates.

Graduate study at Cornell is interdisciplinary by design.

For example, the graduate field of economics includes faculty from:

  • policy analysis and management
  • applied economics and management
  • industrial and labor relations
  • management
  • civil and environmental engineering
  • sociology
  • economics


From the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside and from cultural evolution to concepts in sustainability, our researchers and scholars are translating discovery into meaningful, measurable impact that is changing the world for the better.

The challenges of the world and the big picture of what’s possible rarely fit neatly into a single academic discipline. This is why we’ve made collaboration and communication a way of life at Cornell. We foster a community of renowned scholars that spans disciplines, locations, and industries in order to convert promising ideas and innovations into results that truly matter.


At Cornell, we want your career to be more than a way to survive -- we want your career to be where you thrive.

We’ve created a helpful 5-step model to assist in planning and managing your career development.

  • Learn About Yourself: Clarify and understand your interests, skills, and values
  • Explore Careers: Seek career or job opportunities that interest you
  • Plan Your Next Steps: Set goals and develop knowledge and skills to enhance performance orn advance your career
  • Take Action: Make the most of opportunities to promote your achievements and abilities
  • Evaluate Your Progress: Assess and reflect on your experiences

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University Ranking

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Student services

Incoming undergraduate international students are strongly encouraged to arrive in Ithaca four days before new student orientation in order to participate in PREPARE, the international pre-orientation program. This program provides travel-weary students with an early start on their Cornell experience. During these four days, participants will not only obtain resources to meet the challenges of adjusting to college life in the US, they will also have the opportunity to make new friends with students from all over the world. 

Housing services

First-year undergraduates live with their classmates on North Campus. The Carol Takton Center serves as the hub of activity, Faculty Fellows seem to be around every corner, and residence hall advisors are never far away.

As an upper-level student, you can hone in on the communities you've found and thrive in most. Move to West Campus, a fraternity or sorority, or a co-op. You can even stay on North Campus in a themed residence hall, or venture off-campus to the apartments and rental homes in Collegetown or the greater Ithaca area.

A graduate or professional student? We have family-friendly apartments, shared apartments, and cooperative housing options to help you strike the right balance between campus and home.

Library services

Cornell University Library stands at the center of intellectual life on campus. Expert librarians are available in person—and online 24/7—to help navigate our world-class collections and assist with papers, exam prep, and long-term projects.

We're a home away from home, with warm, inviting spaces for solo study and high-tech, flexible spaces for group work.

ICT services

The IT Service Desk can answer your questions about Cornell's IT services, help you troubleshoot, report issues that you're seeing, and more.

Medical services

Cornell Health is the primary provider of medical services for all enrolled students on Cornell’s Ithaca campus.

Our Medical staff – including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, diagnostic technicians, and others – support the health and well-being of students using a patient-centered, team-based, community-aligned primary care model.

Student Life

Campus life

At Cornell you'll experience the traditional college campus: eateries, residence halls, academic buildings, libraries, and research facilities. But its natural beauty—the nearby lake, natural waterfalls, and gardens—set the campus apart from others in the Ivy League. If you're looking for a city-campus feel, Cornell offers that, too. Collegetown is a short walk away and boasts award-winning restaurants and shops of all kinds.

Each Cornell-run and Cornell-partnered program is exactly where we need to be. And exactly where you want to be.

  • Ithaca, New York
  • New York, New York
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Geneva, New York
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Rome, Italy

Sports facilities

The hardest part about staying active at Cornell is deciding which activities to take part in. From ropes courses to caving and everything in the world between, Cornell Outdoor Education sees 37,000 participant days every year. More interested in swimming or shooting pool, martial arts or massage

We've got you covered with more than 100 physical education classes, in addition to four fitness centers, a bowling center, and two recreational centers.

Looking for a more competitive element in your activities? Cornell hosts more than 30 intramural leagues each school year. Still not enough? Cornell has an NCAA Division I athletics program in 37 varsity sports. Go Big Red!

Student clubs

  • Information Science Student Association
  • Women in Computing at Cornell 
  • Cornell Under-represented Minorities in Computing 
  • Cornell Design & Tech Initiative 
  • Cornell Data Science


NAAB Accreditation 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university is in general good and what I like the most is the social experience it offers us. We meet people coming from everywhere (France and abroad) having completely different experiences. Then, in the programme, we need to validate at least 6 months on an academic exchange and 6 months in internships abroad. So thanks to my studies, I could go studying in Colombia...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I enjoy the multidisciplinary nature of academics at Cornell! I can take classes in so many fields, and it really forces me to get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself intellectually! And the best is the social experience from being surrounded by such a diverse student body with interests ranging from anything and everything! Really amazing!!

Cornell is a great Place to be
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am having an amzing education here at Cornell where I am being prepared for leadership in my field.

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