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Cornell University is a private Ivy League research university with a public mission. It’s located in Cornell, New York on 745 acres of land. The school also has campuses in New York City and Qatar, and owns 4,300 acres of forest and gardens on the nearby Cornell Plantations. Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White founded the college in 1865, and it was the first U.S. university to provide a major in American studies. One Fields medalist, 4 Turing Award winners and 56 Nobel Laureates have been associated with the university. Notable alumni include scientist and entertainer Bill Nye, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, engineer Mae Jemison, writer Toni Morrison and actress Jane Lynch. There are 245,000 living alumni around the world and 14 living billionaires from Cornell. The official school motto comes from founder Ezra Cornell who said, “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” The university has an NCAA Division I athletics program in 37 varsity sports, including lacrosse, basketball, baseball, football and ice hockey. The school colors are white, cornelian and gray, and the mascot is Touchdown, the Big Red Bear.
Ithaca is a city in the Finger Lakes region of New York. It is the seat of Tompkins County, as well as the largest community in the Ithaca–Tompkins County metropolitan area. This area contains the municipalities of the Town of Ithaca, the village of Cayuga Heights, and other towns and villages in Tompkins County. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 1,000 student organizations on campus
Greek Life:Important, 1/3 of students belong to a frat or sorority
Party Scene:Standard, mostly on the weekends, ranked worst party school in the Ivy League