Cornell University - Bachelor's Degree

Cornell University – located in Ithaca, New York – is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, a member of the Ivy League/Ancient Eight, and a partner of the State University of New York. Cornell has been described as the first truly American university because of its founders’ revolutionarily egalitarian and practical vision of higher education, and is dedicated to its land-grant mission of outreach and public service.

  • Average Tution USD 65,494
  • Acceptance Rate 14%
  • Students 21,679
  • International Students 10.1%
  • Scholarships 260,996,946
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 9:1

School Description

Cornell University was founded 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White. 45 Nobel laureates affiliated with Cornell as faculty members or alumni. Morrill Hall was the first building it constructed on the main Ithaca campus in 1868; today the Ithaca Campus includes 608 buildings on more than 2000 acres. Today Cornell has seven undergraduate units and four graduate and professional units in Ithaca, two medical graduate and professional units in New York City, and one in Doha, Qatar. The Cornell Tech campus in New York City is the latest addition.

Cornell has had many firsts over the years such as: Cornell endowed the nation’s first professorships in American history, musicology, and American literature. Established the first four-year schools of hotel administration and industrial and labor relations. Awarded the world’s first degree in journalism, the nation's first degree in veterinary medicine, and the first doctorates in electrical and industrial engineering. The first US University to offer a major in American studies. The first university to teach modern Far Eastern languages – Cornell's IMPAC program now provides intensive study of Mandarin Chinese. And the solution to the Poincaré Conjecture, one of the most famous problems in mathematics, was first posted on Cornell's arXiv.org. 45 Nobel laureates are affiliated with Cornell as faculty members or alumni.

Bachelor Programs

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Architecture

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Education

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Civil Engineering

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Dance

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A general program that prepares individuals to express ideas, feelings, and/or inner visions through the performance of one or more of the dance disciplines, including but not limited to ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, and folk dance, and that focuses on the study and analysis of dance as a cultural phenomenon. Includes instruction in technique, choreography, Laban notation, dance history and criticism, and dance production.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Music

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Biological Sciences

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of biomedical and health systems and products such as integrated biomedical systems, instrumentation, medical information systems, artificial organs and prostheses, and health management and care delivery systems.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Cognitive Science

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the mind and the nature of intelligence from the interdisciplinary perspectives of computer science, philosophy, mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, and other disciplines. Includes instruction in mathematics and logic, cognitive process modeling, dynamic systems, learning theories, brain and cognition, neural networking, programming, and applications to topics such as language acquisition, computer systems, and perception and behavior.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Food Science

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption, and the storage of such products. Includes instruction in applicable aspects of the agricultural sciences, human physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, agricultural products processing, food additives, food preparation and packaging, food storage and shipment, and related aspects of human health and safety including toxicology and pathology.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Nutrition Science

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Physics

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Plant Science

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific principles that underlie the breeding, cultivation, and production of agricultural plants, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural plant products. Includes instruction in the plant sciences, crop cultivation and production, and agricultural and food products processing.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Global and Public Health Sciences

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    American Studies

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    (Greek, Latin)

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

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    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    English Composition

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Communication

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Economics

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Latin

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Latin language and literature from its origins through its decline and its current ecclesiastical usage, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, related Italic dialects, Late Roman and Medieval Latin, and modern Church Latin.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    International Relations

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Psychology

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Sociology

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    Spanish

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    French

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

    English

    USD 49,116 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

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Rankings

  • US News (National) 15
  • SchoolApply Ranking 14
  • Forbes (USA) 15
  • Times World University Rankings 19
  • QS Rankings (Global) 14
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 14

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    Cornell traditions, legends and lore are called: Cornelliana. The most famous is the superstition that if a virgin crosses the Arts Quad at midnight, the statues of Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White will step off their pedestals to shake hands in the center of the quad.

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          • 2000-2000, Marketing Management

            I was fortunate enough to study part of the hospitality PDP and undoubtedly my experience was rewarding from all professional points of view. Over the years I have been able to implement a lot of what I have learned and much further, my experience at Cornell have helped me opening my professional perspective for other industries in which I have worked in the past and that I work today.

          • 1990-1995, MS

            When Ezra Cornell wrote these words in 1868, he may not have known that they would stand as true 150 years later as they did then. My time at Cornell taught me that a school's most valuable trait is its diversity -- in studies, in instructors, in student body, and in CU's case, in its weather. No matter how many times a Cornell student may change his or her mind about where to point his or her ship, s/he will find an inspiring mentor, an avid student interest, and an excellent reputation. You couldn't ask for a better life and work foundation (in that priority order) in today's restless world. Don't hesitate for a second. Apply now and you'll be glad you did, wherever life takes you.

          • 2011-2015, Revenue management

            I love the marketing courses , the university is so updated with the on line courses and i have a Marketing and revenue several courses which help me a lot .