Cornell University is an American Private liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa, ranked among the best small colleges in the U.S. The university also conducts eCornell, which provides both certificate programs and professional development courses online around the world. They offer more than 30 award-winning professional certificate programs in a wide diversity of disciplines. This University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, and Professional degrees.
Founded on April 27, in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, Cornell University is a private Ivy League university with a mission to “discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge”. Cornell developed as a technologically innovative institution, applying its research to its own campus as well as to outreach efforts.
A federal land grant university with a private funding, Cornell has six locations across the world. Its main campus is on East Hill in Ithaca, New York, overlooking the town and Cayuga Lake. Since the university was established, it has expanded to about 2300 acres of the Finger Lakes region and is so extensive that students can go hiking without even leaving the university.
eCornell‘s unique technique to online learning combines the most powerful elements of an Ivy League classroom with the flexibility of an online learning atmosphere.
Cornell University provides different student services, including nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance. And they also provide campus security like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones and much more.
Cornell University Rankings
In 2015, Cornell ranked 8th domestically and 10th internationally in the CWUR rankings. In 2017, Cornell University is ranked #15 in National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their contribution to a set of broadly admitted indicators of nobility.
- Very competitive to get in (15.1% acceptance rate)
- One of the top averages SAT scores (2145 out of 2400)
Cost & Aid
- Extremely expensive tuition ($49,116)
- Relatively low percent of freshmen receive grants (49%)
Student Body & Faculty
- One of the largest universities (21,904 undergrad & grad students)
- One of the largest undergrad populations (14,315 students)
- Mostly nonresident students: 71% nonresident (29% in-state)
- Balanced gender ratio (51% male – 49% female)
- Low student-faculty ratio (9:1)
- Small class sizes (mostly 10-19 students)
- Semester calendar
- Private (Not-for-Profit) institution
- President: Elizabeth Garrett
- Early decision school (November 1 deadline)
- When applying to Cornell University, it’s important to note the application deadline is Jan.
Subjects offered at Cornell University
Agriculture & Forestry
Arts & humanities
Art, Performing Arts & Design
History, Philosophy & Theology
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Business & Economics
Business & Management
Engineering & technology
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
Physics & Astronomy
Communication & Media Studies
Economics & Econometrics
Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
Clinical, pre-clinical & health
110 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
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