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Cornell University

1,587 reviews
  1. Ithaca, NY
  2. 4 Year
#23 in Best Colleges in America
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Cornell University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
300 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Cornell University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
16%
SAT Range
1320-1520
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$25,652/ year
National
$15,317

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,149/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,539/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,830/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,153/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,691/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.89 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,380Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Busy
    2%
  • Egotistical assholes
    4%
  • Intelligent, but self absorbed
    2%
  • Smart, hard working, and stressed
    59%
  • Smart & stressed
    2%
  • Stressed
    9%
  • Work hard, play hard
    22%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.118 responses
Poll
0%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.136 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Any person, any study
    63%
  • Bureaucratic and frustrating!
    7%
  • Endless possibilities
    13%
  • Work hard, play hard
    11%
  • Work hard, play later
    7%

After Cornell University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$70,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses

Reviews

1,587 reviews
  • Excellent
    300
  • Very Good
    599
  • Average
    547
  • Poor
    97
  • Terrible
    44
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  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago
Very stressful but it has its moments
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago
Everyone that I know from school was able to find a job in their chosen field.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 5 months ago