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
15,503
Undergraduates
7,147
Men - 46.1%
8,357
Women - 53.9%
10,079
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
9% of 67,380 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
750-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$83,296
Tuition and Fees
$63,200
Room and Board
$17,088
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$55,604
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,865
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,891
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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Ithaca Population
19,345
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Syracuse
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
47% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bear
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
24%
Black/African-American
8.1%
Hispanic/Latino
16.4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
37.8%
Unknown
7.4%
International Students
10.0%
First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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