Cornell University: Ranking & Review

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Ithaca
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United States
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World
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155
Top 1%

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

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

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

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
Engineering6147311101,455
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services516834171,367
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services34730626679
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences45211436602
Biological and Biomedical Sciences4981667581
Social Sciences2986255415
Legal Professions and Studies123209332
Architecture and Related Services134986238
Physical Sciences906556211
Public Administration and Social Service Professions6687153
Mathematics and Statistics577120148
Health Professions and Related Programs27108135
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies60142296
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs855595
Visual and Performing Arts5527991
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences826189
Natural Resources and Conservation597975
English Language and Literature & Letters4818672
Psychology4914871
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics37171468
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields4848
History24111045
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3110344
Philosophy and Religious Studies276740
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities44
Education11
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 population55,000
Phone6072552000
Fax+1 (607) 255 5396

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