Cornell College

Cornell College

Do you learn better when you can focus on one thing at a time? At Cornell we study and teach one subject at a time for 18 days on a unified schedule that makes time for athletics, the arts, and social groups. It’s a little unconventional, but it works—an average of 93% of Cornell graduates complete their degree in 4 years, and 94% of the class of 2016 who sought employment are now employed. Choose from 49 majors, 11 pre-professional programs, 6 cooperative programs, or design your own major with a specific career path in mind.

What does it mean to study One Course At A Time?

It means freedom to dive into your subject matter and give it all of your attention.  You get to know your classmates and professor…fast.  You’ll talk, listen, and debate in a micro-community. Study the material, question it, then live it through in-depth exercises. 

Your professor is only teaching your class, so they really engage and mentor you. 

Your class can study off-campus for a day, a week, or a whole session without conflicts with your other classes. Explore history and culture in Europe, environmental studies in the Boundary Waters, theatre in Chicago and New York, geology in Belize, economics in Tanzania, language with native speakers, and experience service opportunities world-wide.

You can focus on research and internships for one or more blocks and give it all of your attention.  Become a colleague, be part of every meeting, spend full days in the lab, the field, the courtroom, or the office, and build your resume or CV. There’s no homework for your other classes to catch up on at the end of the day.

It means curious people excel here.

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