Cornell University

Ithaca, NY, USA
4.35 Average Rating

As an Ivy League, a research institution, and one of three private land-grant universities in the US, Cornell University admissions are highly competitive. Since Cornell was founded in 1865 in Ithaca, NY, it has been a co-educational, nonsectarian university, expanding to include two satellite medical campuses, one in New York City and the other in Education City, Qatar. The university offers 80 formal major fields, 30 dining facilities that offer kosher, vegan, locavore, halal, and more, as well as botanic gardens and the John Museum of Art.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
25%
Out of State Students
53%
0
100
14%
Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1428
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 2, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
23,016
Total Number of Undergrads
14,907
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
0
100
87%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
93%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$29,711
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$52,853
Out-of-State Tuition
$52,853
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
49%
Average Aid Per Year
$47,202
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
1,000
Size of Town
City: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
San Francisco
Ithaca
Boston
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
57%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$73,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.35 Average Rating
People at Cornell are some of the most passionate, intelligent, interesting people I've ever met. The environment is far more collaborative and engaging than it is competitive or negatively stressful, and the academics are well-balanced with extracurricular and social opportunities. There are a few of the preppy kids, but most are very relaxed and friendly, far from the cliques and drama of high school.
Allison from Deerfield, IL
Good academics, good food, beautiful campus
Jo

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