ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled Saved to Favorites.
Colleges / Cornell University

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate9%
Acceptance Rate9%

Cornell Student Life

Cornell is on a 745-acre campus in a small town setting in Ithaca, New York, not far from Syracuse. There are many activities and organizations for Cornell students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Cornell has fraternities and sororities.

Cornell students' favorite campus traditions are Slope Day (spring concert and celebration), Homecoming and Welcome Weekend/Orientation.

Cornell Housing

First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Cornell students live off campus. In 2022, 47% of undergrads at Cornell lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 53% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Cornell. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Cornell offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Cornell Athletics

At Cornell there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Cornell:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Crew NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Lacrosse NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Squash NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Indoor Track NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Is Cornell Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Cornell University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Cornell campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Cornell offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Cornell

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Cornell, take Highway 13 to Ithaca, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Syracuse Hancock International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Cornell's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Keep Reading About Cornell

To learn more about Cornell, choose from the options below:

Overview

Admissions

Academics

Tuition & Aid

Connect with other students, parents, and admissions professionals to learn more about about Cornell in the College Confidential forums.

Cornell Students

54%

Women

46%

Men

100%

Full Time

0.34%

Part Time

37%

In State

63%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

34%

22%

15%

10%

7%

7%

5%

0.28%

0.12%

Undergraduate Students

15,503

Graduate Students

10,079

Non-Resident / International Students

1,558

Cornell Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

25,582

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

9%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$63,200

Out-of-State

$63,200

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 2
9331376C-347F-48E1-9EA3-63CB6BA2D682
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
F43DB07C-E631-43A5-9C99-000231808F35
Scholarship Tips

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Find Scholarships
ECE68226-946A-49FB-9EBE-25C918B98643
Need Advice or Have a Question About Cornell?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation