Cornell University is a private land-grant Ivy League school intended to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in a vast array of disciplines. A little known fact; Cornell is actually a branch of the State University of New York! It boasts the nation’s first colleges devoted to hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine among various other prestigious academic and research centers. They learn from a world-class faculty teaching more than 5,000 courses and participate in cutting-edge research on the uniquely beautiful Ithaca campus perched on East Hill overlooking Cayuga lake. Its revolutionary founder Ezra Cornell wanted to start an institution where students could learn regardless of economic circumstance. This philosophy survives today as Cornell gives most freshmen financial aid generously.
|Admissions Phone||607 255-5241|
|Codes||SAT: 2098 ACT: 2726 FAFSA: 002711 CSS Profile: 2098|
|Location||Ithaca, NY; Large town 220 miles northwest of New York City|
|College Type||Private (nonprofit)|
|College Newspaper||The Cornell Daily Sun|
|Enrollment||~14,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Engineering, Biology, Agriculture|
|Student Life||With a whopping 900+ student organizations to join like the Cornell International Affairs Society and the full-armor jousting club as well as a bustling fraternity and sorority scene, students find plenty to do when they close their books for the day. The school is also famous for its Cornelliana’s, or school pranks and traditions. One of them is Dragon Day, when architecture students burn an effigy of a dragon after parading it through the Arts Quad.|
|International||~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall; Minimum 3.00 GPA, Portfolio required for Architecture and Art transfers|
|Crossover||Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt, Parsons, Columbia|
|Other||Very Selective (~10% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application|
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