Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- New Jersey
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
African American: 2%
Asian American: 8%
Native American: 0%
There are different student groups dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students' issues, as well as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center on campus. There are also numerous classes in the Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies program.
Political activity is common on Cornell's campus. In addition to the standard Cornell Democrats and College Republicans, there are a number of smaller social-justice-oriented clubs on campus, focusing on issues ranging from anti-war to the environment to immigrants' rights. All of these groups make their views known through protests, information campaigns, and other activities. Ithaca is known to be a very liberal town, and this trend tends to influence the campus political climate as well.
Students are from various socio-economic backgrounds. There's a natural impetus to assume that the majority of the students, due to the high price of an Ivy League university, are wealthy, but there is a huge disparity of economic status on campus. Many students are not from high-income backgrounds, and they may feel marginalized by Cornell due to the high prices for books, housing, and tuition.
Most Common Religions
Cornell has a large Jewish population, as well as many Christians, Catholics, Hindus, and Muslims. There are a variety of clubs on campus, as well as services at Sage Chapel, a non-denominational house of worship on the campus. Special holiday-themed activities, such as Christmas caroling or Shabbat 1000+, are common.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Sample: La Asociacion Latina; Black Students Union; Minority Business Students Organization; Mosaic; African, Latino, Asian, Native American Programming Board; Asian Pacific Americans for Action; Hillel; Indonesian Association; Islamic Alliance for Justice; Multicultural Greek Letter Council; Direct Action to Stop Heterosexism; The Association for Students of Color