Cornell is on a 745-acre campus in the small town setting of 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.
Interested in Greek life? Cornell has fraternities and sororities.
The Cornell community comes together each year for Slope Day (spring concert and celebration), Homecoming and Welcome Weekend/Orientation.
This table offers information on housing at Cornell.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||47%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||53%|
Cornell offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. 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.
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|
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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
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.
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