Cornell is a learning community that seeks to serve society by educating the leaders of tomorrow and extending the frontiers of knowledge.
In keeping with the founding vision of Ezra Cornell, our community fosters personal discovery and growth, nurtures scholarship and creativity across a broad range of common knowledge, and engages men and women from every segment of society in this quest. We pursue understanding beyond the limitations of existing knowledge, ideology, and disciplinary structure. We affirm the value to individuals and society of cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.
Our faculty, students, alumni, and staff strive toward these objectives in a context of freedom with responsibility. We foster initiative, integrity, and excellence, in an environment of collegiality, civility, and responsible stewardship. As the land-grant university for the state of New York, we apply the results of our endeavors in service to our alumni, the community, the state, the nation, and the world.
Cornell University's colleges, schools, and other academic units offer more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, 93 graduate fields of study, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs.
Cornell's nearly 100 academic departments offer an astounding variety of degree programs and other types of curricula.
Secondary school GPA (Required), Secondary school rank (Recommended), Secondary school record (Required), Completion of college-prepatory program (Recommended), Recommendations (Required), Formal demonstration of competencies (Recommended), Admission test scores (Required), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) (Required)
Test Scores (2006) :
SAT Critical Reading
25th Percentile = 25% of students scored at or below
75th Percentile = 25% of students scored above
Tuition and Fees :
Undergraduate Academic Year Cost:
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies
Room and board (on campus)
Room and board (off campus)
Financial Aid Information:
Financial Aid Office Phone: (607) 255-5145
Percentage of students receiving any financial aid: 53%
Average amount of types of financial aid received from:
Federal Grants: $2,903
State/Local Grants: $2,819
Institutional Grants: $19,653
Student Loans: $7,146