Cornell University: Ranking & Review

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Cornell University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate13%11%15%
Applicants47,03924,86722,172
Admissions5,9622,7343,228
Enrolled undergraduates3,3491,5771,772
Enrolled total (including graduate students)23,01611,62211,394

543 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

169 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $80. Application fee for graduates - $95.

Secondary school GPAConsidered but not required
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programConsidered but not required
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesConsidered but not required
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,129
Percent of students submitting SAT scores64%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
725
Math
745

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,878
Percent of students submitting ACT scores56%
ACT Composite
32
ACT English
33
ACT Math
32

Cornell University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $70,321 $70,321
Off-campus $70,291 $70,291
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,330 and other expenses per full academic year.

Cornell University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 7,154 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $52,612 $52,612
Fees for full-time undergraduates $241 $241
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,410 $1,410
Tuition for Full-time graduates $29,500 $29,500
Fees for full-time graduates $85 $85
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,410 $1,410

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering 614 731 110 1,455
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 516 834 17 1,367
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 347 306 26 679
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 452 114 36 602
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 498 16 67 581
Social Sciences 298 62 55 415
Legal Professions and Studies 123 209 332
Architecture and Related Services 134 98 6 238
Physical Sciences 90 65 56 211
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 66 87 153
Mathematics and Statistics 57 71 20 148
Health Professions and Related Programs 27 108 135
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 60 14 22 96
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 85 5 5 95
Visual and Performing Arts 55 27 9 91
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 82 6 1 89
Natural Resources and Conservation 59 7 9 75
English Language and Literature & Letters 48 18 6 72
Psychology 49 14 8 71
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 37 17 14 68
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 48 48
History 24 11 10 45
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 31 10 3 44
Philosophy and Religious Studies 27 6 7 40
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 4 4
Education 1 1
Personal and Culinary Services
Grand Total3,6342,7178047,155

A total of 3,634 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Cornell University.

At the master's and doctor's level 3,521 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate93%92%95%
  • Full-time retention rate - 97%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

General info

Founded1865
MottoI would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study. Ezra Cornell, 1865
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscarnelian, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff10,226
Instructional FTE1,861
Research FTE826
Public Service FTE209
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.cornell.edu
Address300 Day Hall
Ithaca, New York, 14853
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population10,000 - 50,000
Phone6072552000
Fax+1 (607) 255 5396

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