SummaryCornell University is a private institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,931, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 745 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Cornell University's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 15. Its tuition and fees are $39,666 (2010-11).
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|Cornell University was founded in 1865 as a coeducational, nonsectarian institution where "any person can find instruction in any study." Once dubbed... |
ApplyingWhen applying to Cornell University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 2, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 1. The application fee at Cornell University is $70. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 19.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||19%|
|Application deadline||January 2|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 1|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at Cornell University is 11:1, and the school has 56.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Cornell University include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences; Biological and biomedical sciences; Business, management, marketing, and related support services; Engineering; and Social sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 96.2 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||85% - High|
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Student LifeCornell University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,931, with a gender distribution of 50.6 percent male students and 49.4 percent female students. 56.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44.0 percent of students live off campus. Cornell University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & ServicesCornell University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Cornell University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Cornell University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for SchoolAt Cornell University, 45.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $31,911.
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|Tuition and fees||$39,666 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$12,650 (2010-11) - High|
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