Where to Live, Where to Eat

At Cornell, you’ll have one of the best learning experiences — and one of the best living experiences, too. During your first days on campus, you’ll meet more than 3,200 new students who bring a variety of cultures, experiences, and interests. You’ll have the chance to explore your new “home” as you settle into one of our many campus residential communities, and also get your first taste of Cornell dining (ranked by Princeton Review as one of the top 10 among U.S. colleges and universities for best campus food). 


First-year students and second-year students are guaranteed campus housing.


Cornell dining is known for its great variety and its great taste! It’s a culinary experience rarely found on a college campus, and one you’ll be able to share and enjoy with your fellow Cornellians every day. You'll find plenty of variety and convenience with nearly 30 dining locations across campus, including 10 All-You-Care-to-Eat dining rooms.