Cornell University - Bachelor's Degree

Cornell University – located in Ithaca, New York – is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, a member of the Ivy League/Ancient Eight, and a partner of the State University of New York. Cornell has been described as the first truly American university because of its founders’ revolutionarily egalitarian and practical vision of higher education, and is dedicated to its land-grant mission of outreach and public service.

  • Average Tuition USD 65,494
  • Acceptance Rate 14%
  • Students 21,679
  • International Students 10.1%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Cornell University was founded 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White. 45 Nobel laureates affiliated with Cornell as faculty members or alumni. Morrill Hall was the first building it constructed on the main Ithaca campus in 1868; today the Ithaca Campus includes 608 buildings on more than 2000 acres. Today Cornell has seven undergraduate units and four graduate and professional units in Ithaca, two medical graduate and professional units in New York City, and one in Doha, Qatar. The Cornell Tech campus in New York City is the latest addition.

Cornell has had many firsts over the years such as: Cornell endowed the nation’s first professorships in American history, musicology, and American literature. Established the first four-year schools of hotel administration and industrial and labor relations. Awarded the world’s first degree in journalism, the nation's first degree in veterinary medicine, and the first doctorates in electrical and industrial engineering. The first US University to offer a major in American studies. The first university to teach modern Far Eastern languages – Cornell's IMPAC program now provides intensive study of Mandarin Chinese. And the solution to the Poincaré Conjecture, one of the most famous problems in mathematics, was first posted on Cornell's arXiv.org. 45 Nobel laureates are affiliated with Cornell as faculty members or alumni.

Bachelor Programs

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    (Greek, Latin)

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    American Studies

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Architecture

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Biological Sciences

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cellular biology, general physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. The program will enable students to apply engineering principles to medicine and biology healthcare purposes.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Civil Engineering

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Cognitive Science

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Cognitive Science. The program offers courses that focus on studying the mind and its processes through psychological science, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and biology.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Communication

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Dance

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Dance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of dance as a cultural phenomenon; dance techniques and choreography; history of dance; and dance production.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Economics

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Education

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    English

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    English Composition

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Food Science

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Food Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, and the process and production of high quality and nutritious foods.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    French

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Global and Public Health Sciences

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    International Relations

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Latin

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Music

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Nutrition Science

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and clinical nutritional care.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Physics

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Plant Science

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Plant Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of experimental plant biology, genomics, proteomics, biochemistry, and plant cell biology.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Psychology

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Sociology

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Spanish

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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Rankings

  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 14
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 13
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 15
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 19
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 14
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 14
  • The Economist Which MBA
    The Economist Which MBA 26
  • Financial Times (MBA)
    Financial Times (MBA) 17

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  • Average SAT Score 1420

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    Established in 1865

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    Cornell traditions, legends and lore are called: Cornelliana. The most famous is the superstition that if a virgin crosses the Arts Quad at midnight, the statues of Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White will step off their pedestals to shake hands in the center of the quad.

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          • Testimony
            2000-2000, Marketing Management

            I was fortunate enough to study part of the hospitality PDP and undoubtedly my experience was rewarding from all professional points of view. Over the years I have been able to implement a lot of what I have learned and much further, my experience at Cornell have helped me opening my professional perspective for other industries in which I have worked in the past and that I work today.

          • Testimony
            1990-1995, MS

            When Ezra Cornell wrote these words in 1868, he may not have known that they would stand as true 150 years later as they did then. My time at Cornell taught me that a school's most valuable trait is its diversity -- in studies, in instructors, in student body, and in CU's case, in its weather. No matter how many times a Cornell student may change his or her mind about where to point his or her ship, s/he will find an inspiring mentor, an avid student interest, and an excellent reputation. You couldn't ask for a better life and work foundation (in that priority order) in today's restless world. Don't hesitate for a second. Apply now and you'll be glad you did, wherever life takes you.

          • Testimony
            2011-2015, Revenue management

            I love the marketing courses , the university is so updated with the on line courses and i have a Marketing and revenue several courses which help me a lot .