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IPEDS ID: 190415
OPE ID: 00271100
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Cornell University
300 Day Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853
General information:  (607) 255-2000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  23,600 (15,182 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty2,899279
Research and public service1,07874
Total graduate assistants-2,656
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees$49,116$50,953$52,853$55,1884.4%
Books and supplies$890$910$930$1,15023.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,678$13,900$14,330$14,7663.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$13,678$13,900$14,300$14,7663.3%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
On Campus$65,494$67,613$70,321$73,9045.1%
Off Campus$65,494$67,613$70,291$73,9045.1%
Off Campus with Family$51,816$53,713$55,991$59,1385.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2018-2019
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,02260%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,63449%$67,655,446$41,405
Federal grants52316%$3,500,606$6,693
Pell grants52316%$2,512,725$4,804
Other federal grants2497%$987,881$3,967
State/local government grant or scholarships45614%$1,450,055$3,180
Institutional grants or scholarships1,54346%$62,704,785$40,638
Student loan aid1,05532%$7,857,152$7,448
Federal student loans99830%$3,526,064$3,533
Other student loans67820%$4,331,088$6,388
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,756$309,218,157$39,868
Pell grants2,416$11,170,127$4,623
Federal student loans4,586$21,192,990$4,621
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$30,014$31,449$28,890
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$12,168$14,028$6,048
$30,001 – $48,000$12,382$10,652$6,918
$48,001 – $75,000$15,456$15,413$13,653
$75,001 – $110,000$26,312$25,404$22,588
$110,001 and more$46,652$46,544$47,089
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment23,600
Undergraduate enrollment15,182
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment645
Graduate enrollment8,418
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 19%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 36%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 31%
Out-of-state: 57%
Foreign countries: 10%
Unknown: 2%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%
Undergraduate application fee (2018-2019): $80
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
Number of applicants51,32426,34224,982
Percent admitted11%9%12%
Percent admitted who enrolled60%62%59%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680750
SAT Math710790
ACT Composite3234
ACT English3335
ACT Math3035
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 97%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 95%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 87%
6-year: 94%
8-year: 95%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 93%
Female: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 91%
Asian: 97%
Black or African American: 87%
Hispanic/Latino: 92%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 96%
Two or more races: 95%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 95%
Non-resident alien: 92%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 94%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 94%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 95%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 3%
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations0---
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding-311-
Agricultural Animal Breeding-00-
Agricultural Business and Management, General0---
Agricultural Economics2092911-
Agriculture, General710--
Agronomy and Crop Science030-
Animal Sciences, General10208-
Food Science283611-
Horticultural Science-00-
International Agriculture104--
Ornamental Horticulture-66-
Plant Sciences, General1900-
Viticulture and Enology9---
Category total4488147-
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology5253--
Architectural History and Criticism, General002-
Architecture and Related Services, Other-0--
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning34412-
Environmental Design/Architecture141--
Landscape Architecture1021--
Category total1101164-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies32--
American/United States Studies/Civilization6---
Asian Studies/Civilization730-
East Asian Studies0-0-
Gay/Lesbian Studies3---
German Studies222-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies502-
Category total2674-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Animal Genetics-05-
Animal Physiology-02-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other178---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General255---
Botany/Plant Biology-27-
Computational Biology--2-
Environmental Toxicology-00-
Evolutionary Biology-02-
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-00-
Microbiology, General-13-
Molecular Biology-010-
Neurobiology and Behavior-04-
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-15-
Zoology/Animal Biology-00-
Category total459758-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-6845-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management247420-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-27d--
Labor and Industrial Relations282753-
Real Estate-27--
Category total529855d8-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General8347-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric000-
Category total8347-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General17---
Computer Science31124518-
Information Technology7311310-
Category total40135828-
Agricultural Teacher Education0---
Biology Teacher Education-0--
Chemistry Teacher Education-0--
Earth Science Teacher Education-0--
Education, General002-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-0--
Mathematics Teacher Education-0--
Physics Teacher Education-0--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0--
Category total002-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering-232-
Agricultural Engineering711613-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1910113-
Chemical Engineering934712-
Civil Engineering, General384412-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering749631-
Engineering Mechanics-12-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics241712-
Engineering, General18---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering24---
Materials Engineering233914-
Mechanical Engineering1278613-
Nuclear Engineering--0-
Operations Research10214711-
Systems Engineering-86d--
Category total613703d135-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management-27--
Category total-27--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-8--
English Language and Literature, General52139-
Category total52219-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General210--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General0---
Housing and Human Environments, General-90-
Human Development and Family Studies, General8811-
Textile Science4---
Category total113101-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General535-
Comparative Literature532-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-05-
French Language and Literature1---
German Language and Literature200-
Italian Language and Literature1---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-88-
Russian Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature7---
Category total301825-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other---15
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-33--
International Public Health/International Health11---
Veterinary Medicine--99-
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General-08-
Category total113310715
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology-00-
History, General26712-
Category total26712-
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-960-
Category total-96196-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies12---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0---
Category total12---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-68-
Mathematics, General341212-
Statistics, General20582-
Category total547622-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Historic Preservation and Conservation-7--
Medieval and Renaissance Studies-23-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0---
Nutrition Sciences35513-
Science, Technology and Society422-
Category total391618-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resource Economics-00-
Natural Resources/Conservation, General79107-
Category total79107-
Personal and Culinary Services
Institutional Food Workers0---
Category total0---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies2-0-
Category total1854-
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General1112-
Chemistry, General373636-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other9---
Geology/Earth Science, General048-
Physics, General322725-
Category total917075-
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics-53-
Developmental and Child Psychology-125-
Psychology, General4623-
Category total461911-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy001-
Public Administration-100--
Public Policy Analysis, General6500-
Category total651001-
Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development-11--
Economics, General1781813-
Political Science and Government, General1051512-
Social Sciences, Other021-
Category total3307243-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation414-
Dance, General0---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General033-
Fashion/Apparel Design-31-
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts210-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other0---
Fine/Studio Arts, General186--
Music Theory and Composition-00-
Music, General520-
Musicology and Ethnomusicology-33-
Visual and Performing Arts, Other11---
Category total401911-
Grand total3,6752,73083515
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 84
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 80
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $34,200
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $20,222
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FCSMenWomen
All Track Combined179229
Field Hockey22
Ice Hockey2822
Swimming and Diving3126
Other Sports6940
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since ((!)07/01/1921)11/30/2020
New York State Board of Regents, and the Commissioner of EducationAccredited (07/01/1921 - 07/01/2001)
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in DieteticsAccredited since (12/01/1970)07/01/2020
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schoolsAccredited since ((!)07/01/1923)08/31/2028
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degreeAccredited since ((!)07/01/1960)12/31/2024
 No Longer Recognized  Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administrationAccredited since ((!)07/01/1968)12/31/2017
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship Division of Nutritional SciencesAccredited since (07/01/1995)07/01/2020
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs:
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession310
Drug law violations232719
Liquor law violations7520
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations022
Liquor law violations113
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter001
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape020
Aggravated assault006
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape010
Aggravated assault002
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate1.0%1.0%0.7%
Number in default292822
Number in repayment2,6742,7282,827
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)