Cornell University, founded in 1865, is both a land-grant institution for the state of New York and a private, comprehensive research university in the Ivy League. Founded to be an institution where "any person can find instruction in any study," Cornell encourages students to take intellectual risks, explore the unfamiliar, and follow unconventional ideas. In addition to well-known graduate and professional programs, Cornell has seven undergraduate colleges. Each college defines its own academic programs, admits its own students, and provides its own faculty and advising. Cornell's 745-acre campus is located in Ithaca, 45 miles from Syracuse.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
15,043
Undergraduates
6,935
Men - 46.1%
8,109
Women - 53.9%
8,984
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
11% of 49,114 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 2
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
720-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$78,002
Tuition and Fees
$59,316
Room and Board
$15,846
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$50,772
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,094
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,829
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
17%
10-19
41%
20-29
13%
30-39
7%
40-49
5%
50-99
11%
Over 100
7%
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Syracuse Population
30,515
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Syracuse
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bear
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
22.2%
Black/African-American
7.4%
Hispanic/Latino
15.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
39.9%
Unknown
9%
International Students
10.3%
First-Year Students Returning
97.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported