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Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
Sage Chapel hosts religious services and concerts, and is the final resting place of the university's founder credit: Alex
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
14,556 Undergraduates
14% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Selective
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Cornell University
300 Day Hall
Ithaca, New York
14853
(607) 255-2000
www.cornell.edu

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.

Location

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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coffee score

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restaurants score

Students
48%

Men

52%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

99%

Live On Campus

585

New Transfer Students

Admissions
14%

Acceptance Rate

52%

Enrollment Yield

1330-1530

SAT Range

44,965

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$30,014

Typical Cost

$52,853

Average Tuition

61%

Recieve Financial Aid

85%

Have Loans

$11,000

Median Debt

Academics
9.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

72

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

487

Doctorates Awareded

Biology

Top Major

30

Faculty Awards

62

National Academy Members

466

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

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
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Ivy Group

Track & Field Conference:

Ivy Group

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