Cornell University

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
location
Private
type
Small
setting
51%
49%
student ratio
14,453
total students
$47,050 | $47,050
in-state | out-of-state tuition
January 2
fall application deadline
14%
acceptance rate
Most Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
Not
Reported
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Agribusiness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Agricultural Business and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Agricultural Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Agriculture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Agronomy and Crop Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Animal Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Crop Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Farm and Ranch Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Food Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Horticultural Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Agriculture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ornamental Horticulture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Plant Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Viticulture and Enology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Architecture
    • Architectural History and Criticism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Design/Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Landscape Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Area Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian-American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gay/Lesbian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Animal Genetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Animal Physiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biometry/Biometrics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biostatistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Botany/Plant Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entomology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Hotel/Motel Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Labor and Industrial Relations
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Agricultural Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Educational Administration and Supervision Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Agricultural Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Materials Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nuclear Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Operations Research
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Apparel and Textiles
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family Resource Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Development and Family Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Textile Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • International Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science, Technology and Society
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Natural Resources/Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Institutional Food Workers
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Community Organization and Advocacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Policy Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Applied Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Archeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

14% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied43,037
    • Accepted6,105
    • Acceptance Rate14%
    • Enrolled14,453
    • Female Applicants19,943
    • Females Accepted3,220
    • Female Acceptance Rate16%
    • Male Applicants23,094
    • Males Accepted2,885
    • Male Acceptance Rate12%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 2nd March 31st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 15th June 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 650 740
    • SAT Math 680 770
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 30 34
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$47,050
    • Out-of-state tuition *$47,050
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$236.00
    • Room and board *$13,678.00
    • Room only *$8,112.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students14,453
    • Male Student Percentage49%
    • Female Student Percentage51%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino11.55%
    • Black or African American5.94%
    • White or Caucasian41.81%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.32%
    • Asian17.1%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.07%
    • Two or more races4.31%
    • Unknown8.77%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout10.13% representing 85 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students64% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 55%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Student Assembly, Class Councils, Cornell Concert Commission, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other indoor and outdoor emergency phones, lighted pathways /sidewalks, shuttle buses (6:00 PM- 2:30 AM), student escorts

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No Yes No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division B No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Ice hockey No Division 1 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 1 No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes Yes No
    • Swimming No Division 1 No
    • Table Tennis Yes Division C No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 No
    • Track No Division 1 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo Yes Division C No
    • Wrestling Yes Division 1 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No Division 1 No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 No
    • Equestrian sports Yes Yes No
    • Fencing Yes Division 1 No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 1 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Gymnastics Yes Division 1 No
    • Ice hockey No Division 1 No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes Yes No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 No
    • Softball Yes Division 1 No
    • Squash Yes Yes No
    • Swimming No Division 1 No
    • Table Tennis Yes Division C No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 No
    • Track No Division 1 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 No
    • Water polo Yes Division C No
    • Wrestling Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty2,086
    • Full-time Percentage82%
    • Part-time Percentage18%
    • Female Percentage35%
    • Male Percentage65%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 14,269 students to 1,584 faculty

Location & Contact


NY 14853-0001

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 607-255-5241
Fax: 607-255-0659
Email: admissions@cornell.edu


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