General Information About Cornell University
Cornell is a private, Ivy League university and the land-grant university for New York State. Cornell's mission is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge; produce creative work; and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Cornell also aims, through public service, to enhance the lives and livelihoods of our students, the people of New York, and others around the world. Our faculty, students, alumni, and staff strive toward these objectives in a context of freedom with responsibility. We foster initiative, integrity, and excellence, in an environment of collegiality, civility, and responsible stewardship. As the land-grant university for the state of New York, we apply the results of our endeavors in service to our alumni, the community, the state, the nation, and the world.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- 1-2 years certificate
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- City: Small
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 34,371 Percent Admitted 19% Men Admitted 18% Women Admitted 20% Full Time Retention Rate 96%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 630 730 Math 670 770 Writing 640 730
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 29 33 English 28 34 Math 29 34
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 21,053 Native American 96 Asian 2,878 African American 932 Hispanic 1,049 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 13,921 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 6,919