Cornell University an American private Ivy League and federal land-grant research university located in Ithaca, New York. 

Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge — from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's motto, a popular 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Ithaca, New York
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 10%
  • Average ACT range: 32-34
  • Average SAT range: 1390-1540
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Agriculture; Anthropology; Architecture; Art History; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Dance; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Forestry; Gender Studies; Geology; History; International Relations; Labour/Industrial Relations; Law; Literature; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Nutrition; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Studies; Veterinary Medicine
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $72,468


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Equestrian; Women's Fencing; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Women's Gymnastics; Men's Golf; Men's Ice Hockey; Women's Ice Hockey; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Polo; Women's Polo; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Women's Sailing; Men's Squash; Women's Squash; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Men's Wrestling; Women's Volleyball

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