410 Thurston Avenue Ithaca, NY USA 14850
Located in Ithaca, New York, Cornell University is a private Ivy League and land-grant research university. Founded in 1865, Cornell is a highly respected institution with a mission to impact discoveries, prepare students for global citizenship, and make a positive impact on global society. Notable alumni include Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and acclaimed scientist and TV personality Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Ranked 15 in the nation, Cornell is a very selective university. Its acceptance rate is 11%, and its graduation rate is 93%. The tuition rate for Cornell is $60,286 per year, plus fees. Some New York residents may be responsible for a lower tuition rate, if they attend one of Cornell’s State Contract Colleges. Over 15,000 undergraduates and more than 10,000 graduate and professional students attend Cornell. The university offers nearly 80 formal undergraduate majors, plus a number of dual-degree and interdisciplinary programs. Its graduate school, with an interdisciplinary focus, offers around 100 postgraduate programs. The university follows a semester-based academic calendar.
Participating in a mission to “create knowledge for the public good,” Cornell students can count on rigorous academic study alongside world-renowned faculty. Numerous academic and extracurricular activities are available to aid in students’ growth, connect them with mentors, and weave together a close-knit community. Students can choose from over 1,000 clubs and organizations, including 60 fraternities and sororities. Intramural and club sports are also available. The 745-acre campus, as well as the surrounding environment in Ithaca, provides students ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, serve their community, and engage in longstanding traditions.
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