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.


4,000+ courses; 100 academic departments; nearly 80 undergraduate majors; over 120 minors.

Undergraduate Admissions Statistics

Approximately 15,000 undergraduates from 50 states and 120 nations, and 45% with multicultural backgrounds; 10% admit rate.


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

Class Profile

3,218 first-year students enrolled in the Class of 2023.

Costs and Aid

Half of our students receive financial aid.


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

Facilities and Campus Services

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


An estimated 2,900 faculty worldwide, with 1,678 on the Ithaca campus.


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


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


More than 100 research centers, institutes, and laboratories.

Student Involvement

More than 1200 student organizations, 35 varsity sports teams, plus a vibrant Greek community.


More than 150 years of traditions as one of the historic eight Ivy League schools.


Four seasons, each with its own distinct personality.