14,907
Students
Financial aid thermometer
47,202
Avg. Financial Aid
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Admission Difficulty
12
12%
Acceptance Rate
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Overview

Cornell University is a University institution located in Ithaca, NY, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 144 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY  14853
United States
Contact Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admissions@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-5241
Fax: 607-255-0659

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Animal Sciences Checkmark
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural History And Criticism Checkmark
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City/urban, Community And Regional Planning Checkmark
Environmental Design/architecture Checkmark
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
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Gay/lesbian Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biometry/biometrics Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Materials Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
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Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fiber, Textile And Weaving Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
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Music Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Related Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

47,039
Applied
5,962
Accepted
14,907
Enrolled
13%
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Female Admissions

22,172
Females Applied
3,228
Females Accepted
15%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

24,867
Males Applied
2,734
Males Accepted
11%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

80
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 2nd March 31st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th June 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 31 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,584
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Fees

234
Full-time student fees
14,816
Room & board
8,842
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

47,202
Avg. Financial Aid Package
47,860
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
59,690
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,158
Avg. Loan Aid
40,540
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

14,907
Total undergrad students
11%
International Students
65%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.79%
Black or African American 6.56%
White or Caucasian 38.24%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.38%
Asian 18.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 4.6%
Other 7.67%

Gender

Male (47.53%)
Female (52.47%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 54%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Slope Day (spring concert and celebration), Dragon Day and Third World Festival of the Arts

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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co-ed local Greek organizations
Most popular organizations:
Student Assembly, Class Councils, Cornell Concert Commission, Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
indoor/outdoor emergency phones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, shuttle buses, safety escorts, weekly safety messages to the community

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No No No
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse No Division 1 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark Division 1 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 1 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark Division 1 No
Fencing Checkmark Division 1 No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark Division 1 No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 No
Softball Checkmark Division 1 No
Squash Checkmark Division 1 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

2,157
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,756
Part-time - 401
Male - 1,341
Female - 816