Ithaca, NY, USA
4.40 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.
Key Admissions Stats
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Level of Institution
|Application Type||Application Deadline||Reply Deadline|
|Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted.||November 1|
|Fall Regular Decision||January 2||May 1|
Admitted Student Stats
Average ACT Composite: 35
Average SAT Composite: 1487
Key Academic Stats
Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
SemesterSee your fit
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
9:1US National: 21:1
Tuition, Cost & Aid
Key Financial Stats
Average Net Price
|In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.||
|Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.||
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The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
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Aid & Grants
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
Key Campus Stats
46%US National: 44%
54%US National: 56%
Size of Town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
On Campus Women's Center
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Divisional Sports Nickname
carnelian red and white
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
24-HR security patrol
Campus emergency phones
Post Grad Stats
Top 5 Cities
6 mos. after graduation
6 years after graduation
What Students Are Saying
4.40 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
Cornell University is an unparalleled college, filled with opportunities. Currently, I am in the Arts and Sciences College and though I wish to aspire to be a doctor, I am given the chance to study Latin and Ancient Civilization as a minor and to explore studies that interest me although it's not within my Pre-Med curriculum. Not only is the Arts and Sciences College full of a wide array of studies, the other colleges allow students to range in future careers from hotel administration to agricultural development.
Lisa from Commack, NY
Cornell University has a large campus that feels small and intimate. The resources provided to students are unparalleled, as there are research opportunities and classes that allow students to meet professors who are leaders in their fields of work. I consider myself lucky to call this place home, and I have met and been inspired by people from all over the world who are passionate and hardworking.
Carli from Rochester Hills, MI
Cornell is a wonderful institution with a beautiful campus complete with rivers and waterfalls. The five years I spent there were academically challenging, socially rewarding, and an unforgettable experience. I would not trade my undergraduate career at Cornell for any other institution.
Diversity is on grand display and you will meet people from all over the world. While eavesdropping I could hear conversations ranging from the team's hockey score and where to eat, to dark matter and theoretical physics. People are super smart but know how to relax and have fun. Everyone from all walks of life seem to fit in seamlessly.
Madeline from Charlotte, NC
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