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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Cornell is a highly rated private university located in Ithaca, New York. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 15,038 undergraduate students. Admissions is extremely competitive as the Cornell acceptance rate is 11%. Popular majors include Biology, Computer Science, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Graduating 95% of students, Cornell alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $64,800.

About

300 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Branch of
SUNY System
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ivy League

Cornell University Rankings

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Cornell Admissions

Acceptance Rate
11%
Application Deadline
January 2
SAT Range
1400-1560
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$28,921 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$44,955 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
62%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 119 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 155 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 154 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    98%
  • Some
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,038 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 96 responses
  • Smart, hard working, and stressed
    57%
  • Work hard, play hard
    17%
  • Intelligent, but self absorbed
    7%
  • Stressed
    6%
  • Smart & stressed
    5%
  • Busy
    4%
  • Amazing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 169 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 189 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 116 responses
  • Any person, any study
    47%
  • Endless possibilities
    13%
  • Work hard, play hard
    9%
  • Work hard, play later
    9%
  • Legacies and Trust-fund babies
    8%
  • Bureaucratic and frustrating!
    4%
  • Play hard, work harder.
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$77,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 78 responses

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