Facts About Cornell

A website can hardly capture all there is to know about Cornell, but the quick facts below will give you a snapshot of our historic university and all it has to offer.

Academics

Seven undergraduate colleges and schools; 4,000 courses; 100 academic departments; nearly 80 undergraduate majors.

Admission Statistics

Approximately 14,000 undergraduates from 50 states and 120 nations, and 35% with multicultural backgrounds; 16% admit rate in 2013.

Alumni

More than 250,000 alumni – your lifetime connections around the world.

Class Profile

3,282 freshman enrolled in the Class of 2017.

Costs and Aid

Half of our students receive financial aid.

Campus

Located in Ithaca, New York on 2300 acres, with more than 260 major buildings on campus. Explore them now.

Facilities and Resources

More than 30 campus dining facilities and 20 libraries, including one of the top 10 largest academic research libraries in the U.S.

Faculty

An estimated 2,900 faculty worldwide, with 1,627 on the Ithaca campus.

History

Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell as New York State's land-grant university.

Ithaca

Voted “100 Best Places to Live” by Relocate America and “Best Green Places to Live” by Country Home magazine.

Research

More than 100 research centers, institutes, and laboratories.

Student Involvement

More than 1000 student organizations, plus a vibrant Greek community.

Traditions

More than 145 years of traditions as one of the historic eight Ivy League schools.

Weather

Four seasons, each with its own distinct personality.