Cornell University — Overview

Once called "the first American university" by educational historian Frederick Rudolph, Cornell University represents a distinctive mix of eminent scholarship and democratic ideals. Adding practical subjects to the classics and admitting qualified students regardless of nationality, race, social circumstance, gender, or religion was quite a departure when Cornell was founded in 1865. Today's Cornell reflects this heritage of egalitarian excellence. It is home to the nation's first colleges devoted to hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine. Both a private university and the land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University is the most educationally diverse member of the Ivy League. On the Ithaca campus alone nearly 20,000 students representing every state and 120 countries choose from among 4,000 courses in 11 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. Many undergraduates participate in a wide range of interdisciplinary programs, play meaningful roles in original research, and study in Cornell programs in Washington, New York City, and the world over.

Undergraduate Studies in Cornell University

Once called "the first American university" by educational historian Frederick Rudolph, Cornell University represents a distinctive mix of eminent scholarship and democratic ideals. Adding practical subjects to the classics and admitting qualified students regardless of nationality, race, social circumstance, gender, or religion was quite a departure when Cornell was founded in 1865. Today's Cornell reflects this heritage of egalitarian excellence. It is home to the nation's first colleges devoted to hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine. Both a private university and the land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University is the most educationally diverse member of the Ivy League. On the Ithaca campus alone nearly 20,000 students representing every state and 120 countries choose from among 4,000 courses in 11 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. Many undergraduates participate in a wide range of interdisciplinary programs, play meaningful roles in original research, and study in Cornell programs in Washington, New York City, and the world over.

Cornell University — Facts and History

Cornell University was founded in 1865 as a coeducational, nonsectarian institution where any person can find instruction in any study. Once dubbed the first American university in recognition of the revolutionary principles on which it was founded, Cornell continues to push the limits of its founders vision. Renowned for its distinctive mix of eminent scholarship, academic rigor and commitment to public service, it attracts more than 20,000 students from every state in the Union and over 120 countries. They learn from a world-class faculty teaching more than 5,000 courses and participate in cutting-edge research in 11 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools on the uniquely beautiful Ithaca campus, at Cornells medical college campuses in New York City and Qatar, and in affiliated programs around the world. The breadth of study, ranging from legendary programs in the humanities to world-class interdisciplinary research centers in nanotechnology, biotechnology, supercomputing and genomics, sets Cornell apart from its Ivy League peers. The land-grant university of New York State, Cornell also boasts the nations first colleges devoted to hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine. In recent years, Cornell has been aggressively expanding its international programs — from the establishment, in 2001, of the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, the first American medical school outside of the United States, to the forging of partnerships and collaborations with major institutions in China, India, and Singapore — further supporting Cornells status as the transnational university of the future

Ranking   14   10
Country United States
City Ithaca
Bachelor (foreigners) 52,612 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 34,444 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 20,000 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 20,000 USD/year.
Cost of living $859 -1,425 USD/month
Acceptance Rate 20%
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1865
Abbreviation CU
Teachers 2,688
Students 21,432
Foreigners 19%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Rural
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Motto
I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study
Accreditation
• Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Affiliations
• 568 Group
• Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI)
• Association of American Universities (AAU)
• Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU). Sport affiliations and memberships: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
• The Ivy League
Rankings
World ranking 14
Country ranking 10
Academic Reputation 21
Employer Reputation 44
Quality of teaching 164
International Faculty 126
International Students 202
Citations per Faculty 31
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities 24
Engineering and Technology 34
Life Sciences and Medicine 25
Natural Science 23
Social Sciences and Management 37
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics 48
Physics 10
Chemistry 15
Computer Science 8
Economics & Business 21
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 14
QS World University Rankings 17
ARWU Academic Ranking 13
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة كورنيل
German Cornell Universität
English Cornell University
Spanish Universidad de Cornell
French Université Cornell
Japanese コーネル大学
Korean 코넬대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Cornell
Russian Корнелльский университет
Chinese 康乃尔大学
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