Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
25%
Out-Of-State Students
59%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
85
Ethnicity
African American
7%
Asian/Pacific Islander
19%
Hispanic
13%
White
38%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
8%
Percent of First Generation Students
15%
Student Organizations
1041
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
52%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Big Red Bear
School Colors
carnelian red and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Ivy Group
Total Male Athletes
473
Total Female Athletes
647
Intramural Sports
43
Sports Club
48
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.40 Average Rating
Cornell's food is great. There's a lot of good vegetarian options and everything is clearly labeled with major allergens and if it's vegetarian/vegan. There's only been a couple side dishes I've ever run into that weren't very good, but generally I've been extremely impressed.
Allison from Deerfield, IL
Wide array of foods and offers many dietary options.
Lisa from Commack, NY
Cornell is known to have some of the best dining options. They always have a diverse spread of food in the dining halls. Unfortunately, I and those like me with food allergies seem to struggle with finding different things to eat. There is always the option to file with student disabilities, but I did not deem my allergies severe enough to do so. Unfortunately I now find myself eating the same things every day. If you have an allergy, I highly suggest talking to the chefs or filing with student disabilities! There is information that you can find online about how to do this.
Carli from Rochester Hills, MI
Cornell Dining food is delicious, I've had food at other universities and none of them compare to the level of Cornell dining. I guess having a culinary school on campus helps. The food is the closest thing to a home-cooked meal you can get without going to an expensive restaurant or going home. The meal plans can be a little pricey compared to buying and cooking your own food, but as long as you use it (don't skip meals) it's worth every penny. The best thing that Cornell consistently does is their ice cream which they make on campus. Be careful though, it's called the Freshman 15 for a reason.
Denzel
The food was good. I ate at one small cafe and one large dining hall. Both had healthy choices and junk food and they tasted fine. I can see where it might get repetitive after a while and I'll want to venture to a real restaurant on occasion. Coming from the south I am seriously going to miss Chick-fil-A because Ithaca doesn't have any.
Madeline from Charlotte, NC

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