Cornell University Student Enrollment Information
Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with more than 4,000 courses in over 93 fields of study. Cornell is both a private university and a member of the Ivy League.
Overview of Cornell University
Founded in 1865, Cornell was called the 'first American university' by educational historian Frederick Rudolph. Cornell houses the first colleges dedicated to industrial and labor relations, hotel administration and veterinary medicine. In addition to its New York campus with a student population of nearly 20,000, Cornell also has programs in Washington, DC, and throughout the world. At Ithaca, Cornell offers over 500 student organizations, including Greek organizations, community service clubs and outreach programs.
Since its earliest days, Cornell has been an institution devoted to research. In October 2009, VIVO, Cornell's library, received a $12.2 million, 2-year grant from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Center for Research Resources to support the creation of VIVOweb, a program that will connect biomedical researchers through the Internet.
College and School Divisions at Cornell University
- College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
- College of Architecture, Art and Planning
- College of Engineering
- School of Hotel Administration
- College of Human Ecology
- School of Industrial and Labor Relations
- Graduate School
- Cornell Law School
- Johnson Graduate School of Management
- Weill Cornell Medical College (New York City and Doha, Qatar)
- Weill Cornell School of Medical Sciences (New York City)
- College of Veterinary Medicine
Enrollment Process and Information
Cornell is a highly competitive Ivy League university that focuses on academics and test scores. The admissions committee also considers the background, interests, aspirations and extracurricular achievements of its potential students. The university puts great emphasis on students' admissions essays and recommendations.
Students can apply to the university online via the Common Application program, which provides a standardized application used by Cornell and hundreds of other U.S. colleges and universities. The university also requires completion of the Cornell Supplement Application, which includes important Cornell-specific information and required essays.
Financial Aid Information
The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment at Cornell works closely with students and their parents to design individualized financial aid packages based on students' financial circumstances. The university recently added a new financial aid initiative that eliminates need-based loans for students from families with total incomes below $75,000; the initiative also caps annual loans at $3,000 for students from families with total incomes ranging from $75,000 to $120,000.
Career and Job Placement Services
Cornell Career Services (CCS) offers assistance with career exploration and academic advising, as well as internship, fellowship and job searches. The program also offers a library of general information and specialized resources for a variety of fields of study. CCS operates a centralized office on campus, as well as sites in the individual colleges and Graduate School.
- Address: 410 Thurston Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850
- Phone Number: (607) 254-4636