Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. Cornell is an Ivy League university and the land-grant university for New York State. Cornell's mission is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge; produce creative work; and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Cornell also aims, through public service, to enhance the lives and livelihoods of our students, the people of New York, and others around the world.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Agriculture and Life Sciences; Human Ecology; Industrial and Labor Relations; Hotel Administration

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First-year applicants will complete high school during the current academic year.

Applicants who have enrolled in a dual-enrollment or early-college program and has not yet graduated from high school, must apply as a first-year applicant.

Applicants who graduated from high school but have earned fewer than 12 credits at a college or university are considered first-year candidates


Applicants are considered transfer applicants if they have:

  • Completed a high school diploma (or an equivalent)
  • Earned at least 12 semester hours of college credit (not including exams such as Advanced Placement) after graduating high school

If an applicant has earned 12 or more semester hours of credit since completing high school (or earning an equivalent), they must apply as a transfer.

If an applicant has enrolled as a full-time student at another institution, they must apply as a transfer. 

If a student has previously earned a bachelor’s degree, they cannot apply for a second bachelor’s degree at Cornell. 

Additional Information

Cornell awards financial aid on the basis of demonstrated need. We do not offer aid based on academics, athletic ability, or any other talent. Once Cornell determines your financial need, we are committed to meeting that need with options that include various grants, loans, and student employment opportunities. We offer a robust need-based financial aid program, awarding aid based on financial need of the family, ensuring that our financial aid funds are distributed equitably.

Visit us

Don’t simply imagine your life at Cornell – experience it for yourself. We welcome visitors during select times throughout the year. Take a student-led campus tour, observe a class, dine at a campus eatery, or attend one of our undergraduate admissions information sessions. Create your own itinerary and see for yourself all that Cornell has to offer. For more information please visit our website at:

"Any Person...Any Study"

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School location

410 Thurston Ave
Ithaca, NY 14850, United States of America

Phone number

(607) 255-5241