Cornell is home to seven undergraduate colleges and schools that offer more than 4,000 courses across 100 academic departments. Our faculty, numbering more than 2,900 worldwide, includes Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and recognized leaders in their respective fields.

Colleges and Schools

Cornell University is both a privately endowed university and the federal land grant institution of New York State. Each individual college and school has its own faculty, academic requirements, and programs. Explore each to see where you fit best.

Majors and Minors

Cornell is a place where any person can find instruction in any study. From Africana studies to engineering, from human biology to hotel administration, we offer nearly 80 majors and more than 90 minors, as well as challenging dual-degree programs. For students whose interests don't fit neatly into a preexisting major, there’s even an opportunity to design an independent course of study. Find out where your passion lies.

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Centers, Institutes, Laboratories, and Programs

Cornell is home to nationally designated research centers, programs, and interdisciplinary research organizations that help ensure our global presence and perspective. Learn more.