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Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

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Cornell University

Private 4 Year

10 reviews

About Cornell University

Cornell University (/kɔːrˈnɛl/ kor-NEL) is a private and statutory Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's motto, a popular 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."

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Located in Ithaca, New York.

300 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY, 14853, Tompkins County

Cornell University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#13 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in New york

#2 of 453

Best Hospitality and tourism management Colleges & Universities in America

#1 of 596

Most Popular Majors

Out of 27 majors categories at Cornell University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Cornell University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni