11%

Acceptance Rate

$41,405

Avg.Financial Aid

002711

FAFSA Code

About Cornell University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

23,600

Website

www.cornell.edu

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MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Cornell University is a private research university and it was founded in 1865. The university provides a number of programs from classics to science, to make a contribution to the knowledge field. The university also offers study abroad and scholarship programs. The university is famous for the most number of enrollment for an undergraduate degree as the institutes provide the various programs under one roof thus it depends on coupons on student’s career field choice. The university follows a semester-based academic calendar with an acceptance rate of 11% which makes it highly selective.

Cornell University is one of the largest universities in research in Natural Science or Engineering, as many graduate students from the institute apply for the PhDs. Apart from academics, over 1,000 registered student organizations are there, which range from the Big Red Marching Band to the International Affairs Society. Big Red is the intercollege team name, as the institute offers a number of sports activities like baseball, basketball, hockey, etc and the team had won the number of championships as well.

Cornell University runs one of the largest collegiate outdoor education programs in the country such as Backpacking and Camping, Mountain Biking, Bike Touring, Caving, Hiking, etc more than 120 and over programs are offered and till now 20,000 students have been served through the programs. Cornell University is well famous for its faculties as on the main campus they have over 1,639 full-and part-time faculty members and a large number of notable alumni who are visiting faculty and associates in researches also. The campus is one of the big and beautiful campuses with housing facilities for the students, staff, professors, and researchers.

There is a private university in Ithaca, NY called Cornell University. The university covers an area of 4,800 acres. In 1865, Cornell University was founded. Cornell University is recognised by its official colors, carnelian and white. The total enrolment stands at 24,027 (Fall 2019) students at Cornell University. Around 15,043 and 8,984 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 1,639 – Ithaca, New York 1,235 – NYC, New York 34 – Doha, Qatar faculty. At Cornell University, around 99% of the students are 24 and under. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 54% of the students are females and 46% are males. Finally, at CU around 36% are white, 20% are Asian, and 14% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. The college has produced several notable alumni including Kurt Vonnegut (Novelist, Screenwriter), Christopher Reeve (Television producer, Film Producer), Bill Nye (Comedian, Educator), and Bill Maher (Commentator, Comedian) in its 155 years of existence. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. At CU, 364 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), ABA (American Bar Association), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), and ACSP (Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning). Cornell University has around $7 billion (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

300 Day Hall

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6072552000
Fax: 6072555396
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular university helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. Cornell University has been ranked at the 11st position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

11%

SAT Range

1390 - 1540

ACT Range

32 - 34

Application Fee

$80

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Considered but not required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admission intake is about 11% giving a chance to students to fulfill their potential. The admission is based on the performance of the student in their SAT or ACT exams score than how they perform in a competitive environment. The student-faculty ratio at Cornell University is 9:1 and the average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97 percent.  At Cornell University, 47 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid to make the journey easy and the university believes in affordable education for all who want it. Admission for the first-year student is based on enrolling high qualified students for which they primarily consider the academic factors and secondary factors as the ability to be successful in a competitive academic environment. For further detailed information refer to the official website.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$28,890

Average Annual Cost

$54,584

Books And Supplies

$1,150

Other Fees

$604

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,766

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,800

Total One Year Cost

$73,904

Before applying to CU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $76,258 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($57,222), books and supplies ($970), room and boarding ($15,246), and budget for other expenses ($2,820) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

9:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

97%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$15,841

Faculty Overview

63%

Male Professors

37%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Biology, General

301 Graduates

Computer Science

300 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

265 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

251 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

207 Graduates

Economics

186 Graduates

Biological and Biomedical Sciences,...

177 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

134 Graduates

Political Science and Government

122 Graduates

Operations Research

109 Graduates

Animal Sciences

96 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

96 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

88 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

86 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

81 Graduates

Agriculture, General

79 Graduates

Mathematics

77 Graduates

Agricultural Engineering

76 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

72 Graduates

Public Policy Analysis

66 Graduates

Psychology, General

62 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

61 Graduates

Architecture

58 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

58 Graduates

Nutrition Sciences

52 Graduates

Sociology

46 Graduates

Chemistry

40 Graduates

Civil Engineering

40 Graduates

Physics

38 Graduates

History

36 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

34 Graduates

City/Urban, Community and Regional...

33 Graduates

Statistics

33 Graduates

Environmental/Environmental Health...

32 Graduates

Environmental Design

31 Graduates

Philosophy

30 Graduates

Food Science and Technology

29 Graduates

International Agriculture

27 Graduates

Area Studies

26 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

26 Graduates

Materials Engineering

26 Graduates

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

25 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

22 Graduates

Engineering Physics

20 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, Other

19 Graduates

Plant Sciences

17 Graduates

Engineering, General

15 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

15 Graduates

Landscape Architecture

12 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

10 Graduates

Anthropology

9 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

9 Graduates

Music

9 Graduates

Agricultural Production Operations

8 Graduates

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

8 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

8 Graduates

Science, Technology and Society

8 Graduates

Zoology/Animal Biology

6 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

5 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

2 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

2 Graduates

Archeology

1 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

15,182

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

16%

Full-time

100%

Part-time

N/A

Students Gender

Male

47%

US National: 44%

Female

53%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

37% White

8% Unknown

7% Black

13% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

11% Non Resident alien

19% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

59%

Out Of State

31%

In State

10%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$80,346 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

54%

Averege Housing Cost

$8,842/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,924/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,924/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Big Red Bear

School Colors

carnelian red and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Ivy Group

Total Male Athletes

473

Total Female Athletes

647

Intramural Sports

43

Sports Club

48

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Equestrian

Fencing

Field Hockey

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Equestrian

Fencing

Field Hockey

Gymnastics

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by CU. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $15,246 per year. The average meal plan at CU costs around $5,924 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 46% male and 54% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$64,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$77,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$8,297

$17,500

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$86 - 182

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

49%

Average Aid Per Year

$41,405

Students Receiving Federal Grants

16%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,693

Students Receiving State Aid

14%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,180

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

46%

Average Aid Per Year

$40,638

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$64,253

$30K - $48K

$63,383

$48K - $75K

$56,648

$75K - $110K

$47,713

> $110K

$23,212

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$285,601,763

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$4,342,192

The financial aid department of Cornell University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $6,810, whereas the financial aid is $43,096. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $3,619 and institutional aid worth $43,096. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Cornell University amount to $285,601,763 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $4,342,192.

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