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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.

Website: www.cornell.edu/

Private
Co-ed
15,182
Undergraduate
Students
(53.0%) 8,043 Women
(47.0%) 7,139 Men
8,418
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
12% of 47,039 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
710-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$75,338
Tuition and Fees
$57,222
Room and Board
$15,296
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$48,913
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,762
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,817
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes
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Campus Life

Ithaca Population
30,515
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Syracuse
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
21.6% Asian
7.7% Black/African-American
15.1% Hispanic/Latino
5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.8% White
9.0% Unknown
International Students
10.9% from 85 countries
First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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