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Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

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Overview

Student Population
23,600
Cornell University overview
Location Ithaca, New York
Online cornell.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Cornell University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Ithaca, New York, Cornell University is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 49,114 prospective students applied, and 5,330 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,189 enrolled in the school.  23,499 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 101 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $56,550 plus fees of $672. Cornell is ranked 18 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

10/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
10/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

Cornell is rated within the top 4% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Cornell University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Exceptional
Cornell University overview
SAT 1400/1560
ACT 32/35
GPA 3.9
Applications Accepted
10.9% 
Cornell University overview
Applications Due Jan 2, 2022
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $80

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$56,550
Costs for Cornell University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$970
Other Fees$672
Room and Board $15,246
Budget for Other Expenses$2,820
Total One Year Cost$76,258

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$98,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
93% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Cornell University students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 17%
Agriculture 13%
Business 13%
Biology 12%
Social Sciences 12%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190415 IPEDS survey data for Cornell University.

Current students may use the Cornell University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.