Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 Students: 58%
- 20 to 49 Students: 25%
- 50 or More Students: 17%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Engineering
- College of Human Ecology
- School of Hotel Administration
- School of Industrial and Labor Relations
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Professional practice
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
- Biology and Biological Sciences: 2%
- Business Administration and Management: 4%
- Hotel and Resort Management: 2%
- Labor and Industrial Relations: 2%
Special Study Options
Best Places to Study
- Mann Library
- Olin Library
- Uris Library
Tips to Succeed
- Consult the librarians for comprehensive information on indispensable research.
- Don't ever fall behind.
- Don't limit yourself to specific groups.
- Explore everything Cornell has to offer.
- Find an advisor you get along with and can talk to candidly.
- Get involved in campus clubs/activities, but don't spread yourself too thin.
- Plan ahead of time and develop a course of action first semester of freshman year.
- Seek professors and TAs out in supplementary office hours.
- Stay in touch with professors.
- Study from your notes, not the textbook.
- Take advantage of the Cornell career services office.
- Take advantage of the many study areas, library stacks, and computer labs.
Did You Know?
- Cornell is the only Ivy League university that is also in the state's federal land-grant institution. The motto in English is "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study" (Ezra Cornell). The board of trustees includes student, faculty, and staff voting members. It was the first among all U.S. colleges and universities to allow undergraduates to borrow books from its libraries.
- On October 8, 1997, an astonishingly large, voluptuous pumpkin appeared nestled atop Cornell's McGraw Tower. The pumpkin was thought to weigh up to 60 lbs. and sat pinned to the 173-foot tower for several weeks. It was an incredible prank that made national news.
- Cornell's Uris Hall displays brains in jars. One of the brains is of murderer Edward Rulloff (now the name of a Collegetown restaurant). Also among the 70 pickled brains is a pickled piece of the pumpkin mentioned above.