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Cornell is a private graduate school in Ithaca, New York. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 8,418 graduate students. Of the 99 graduate programs offered at Cornell University, 2 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Cornell University are Business, Computer Science, and Law. 1% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
8,418
Part-Time Grad Students
94
Research Assistants
1,211
Teaching Assistants
1,445
Racial Diversity
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    42.7%
  • White
    31.6%
  • Unknown
    8.8%
  • Asian
    7.5%
  • Hispanic
    5.4%
  • African American
    2.3%
  • Multiracial
    1.5%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Driven
    14%
  • Intellectual
    86%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 7 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    29%
  • Great brand name
    14%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    29%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    29%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.7 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 7 responses
  • $100K+
    29%
  • $75K-$100K
    14%
  • $50K-$75K
    14%
  • $25K-$50K
    43%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 7 responses
  • $125K-$150K
    14%
  • Did not graduate yet
    86%
57%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.7 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$32,712
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,106
National
$949
Median Home Value
$241,400
National
$184,700
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Cornell University Reviews

26 reviews
Love the professors and the ability to learn about anything I want to in my MBA program. I was especially interested in marketing, but it also has fantastic opportunities in consulting and investment banking. Make sure you have some warm clothes for the winter!
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Great group of fellow students. It's one of the smaller Master of Architecture programs so everyone is well acquainted and supportive. The class is divided nicely between architecture undergrads and non-architecture background students. This creates a nice collaborative environment where everyone shares ideas without approaching problems from the same direction. The recruiting committee really tried in terms of background diversity, with fellow students coming from music, finance, art, math, and other liberal art majors.
Cornell is a great school academically and the professors are the best in their field. They are also incredibly nice and helpful. However, it is a very challenging school. Be prepared to push yourself. If you find yourself needing help, do not be afraid to reach out. There are several campus resources available. The school is also very beautiful but it's located in a small town and isolated from large cities. Despite this, there is always something to do in Ithaca. The town hosts several festivals year round and there are lots of activities to do. It's especially great for people that love the outdoors. There are tons of amazing hiking spots and swimming holes.