About Cornell University
Once called “the first American university” by educational historian Frederick Rudolph, Cornell University represents a distinctive mix of great scholarship and democratic ideals. Add a classic practical issues, and admits qualified students, regardless of nationality, race, social circumstance, gender, religion, or would that distance when Cornell was founded in 1865.
Today’s Cornell reflects this heritage of egalitarian excellence. It is home to the country’s first colleges devoted to hotel administration, labor relations and work, and veterinary medicine. Both a private university and the land grant institution of New York State, Cornell University is the most diverse educational member of the Ivy League.
Ithaca campus alone nearly 20,000 students representing every state and 120 countries choose from 4000 courses in 11 schools in the first degree, two degree
programs, and professional. Many students participate in a variety of interdisciplinary programs, play meaningful roles in original research, and teaching at Cornell programs in Washington, New York, and the world.