Cornell University, New York: Ranking, Tuition, Cost of Living and Admission Requirements


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Cornell University is the first US higher institution to offer a major in American studies. Cornell, founded in 1865 and opened in 1868 has become a great deal of help to its country and the world in general. This is because various scholars troop in there from all parts of the world to get the best academic experience and education. Thanks to Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson, who were the institution’s founding fathers, the first building of the school was constructed. With 608 buildings now present in the school’s 2000 acres of land, Cornell University is one of the largest Universities in America. The University offers over 7,000 degrees in various fields presenting students with diverse academic opportunities. C:\Users\Roccia\Desktop\schl image.jpg

This prestigious institution has two campuses: the main campus is located in Ithaca, New York on 23,000 acres of land, in the heart of New York’s finger lakes region and the other campus is located in New York city.

Some 45 Noble Laureates are affiliated with Cornell as faculty members or Alumni. The number of students that are being admitted in Cornell increases rapidly each year . This is because of the outstanding academic work that is carried out in the school. The school has over 20,000 undergraduate and post graduate students combined with a staff outlay of over 8,000. Cornell has more than 1000 student organizations on campus and there is a community for every interest.  Any one that does not exist is easy to create.

ROSELBY SOSA, a student of Industrial and Labor Relations in this institution once said that ” one of the benefits of going to a school like Cornell University is that you can connect with a community of like- minded and supportive people.

IAN PERRY, a student of Engineering department said: ” In Ithaca, there are lots of outdoorsy things to do, and there are tons of food to be found.”

There are also places to tour around in the campus and sights to see as well as great room for youthful activities.

Words cannot completely explain the premier transformation of this outstanding institution in the lives of many. Nobody steps in without having a positive story to tell about the activities, social centers, friendly class environment, interactive sessions during class and research carried out. Everyone is shown love, and there is no room for discrimination.

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Cornell is one of the first Universities in the United States that admitted women alongside men, and they offer their programs in English.

Cornell graduate school program ranked high in Engineering as at March 16, 2016. As at September 9, 2016, Architecture program had top ranking, then on March 14, 2017, ranked among the best in U.S News graduate school rankings.

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The total cost of attending Cornell University depends on the following;

  1. Tuition: This depends on which Cornell undergraduate college program is done and whether one is a New York state resident or an international student.
  2. Student fees: This also depends on if the student is a local student or an international student .
  3. Housing: the location determines the housing fee. In campus fee and out of campus fee differ.
  4. Feeding: part of your expenses will be attributed towards feeding.
  5. Books and supplies: This depends on each department and faculty.
  6. Personal items: personal items you procure for yourself will also determine the amount of cash you spend.

If you need any personal financial assistance, you can get in contact with the welfare department of the school and plead your case. They are sure to give you a listening ear.

See the table below for estimated cost of attending Cornell {excluding the traveling allowances}.

Fees Endowed college ($) New York resident($) Non-New York resident ($)
Tuition and student activities fee 52,853 35, 483 52,853
Housing 8,564 8,564 8,564
Feeding 5,766 5766 5,766
Books and supplies   930 930 930
Medical expenses 358 358 358
Personal expenses 1850 1,850 1850
Total 70,321 52,951 70,321


Note: The academic Year Book for students in Architecture, Art, Planning, Landscape, Design, and Environmental analysis is $1,540.


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Under graduate admission requirements;

To apply for an undergraduate program, applicants must adhere strictly to the table below:

College High School Subject Requirement Standard Testing Requirement Recommended Preparation We seek applicants with….
Agriculture and life science 16 units, including 4 in English and Mathematics and 3 of any of this science subjects; physics, chemistry, biology
  • SAT  or the ACT
  • International students TOEFL or IELTS
Visits are encouraged but interviews are not offered. Outstanding record of curricular activities and academic achievements.
Architecture, Art, And Planning 16 units, including 4 in English and Architecture,4 mathematics, 1 of physics, 3 or 4 of foreign language
  • International students  TOEFL or IELTS
Portfolio required and

Interview required on or off campus

Outstanding record of activities based on choice of program
Arts and Science 16 units, including 4 of English, 3 in mathematics,3 of science and 3 of one foreign language
  • SAT or ACT
  • SAT required in 2 subjects, International students TOEFL or IELTS
No special requirements needed and interviews are not offered Great record on a strong commitment in Arts and Sciences.
Business See Agriculture and Life Sciences for requirements
  • SAT or ACT
  • SAT required in 2 subjects, international students TOEFL or IELTS
See Agriculture And Life sciences for the requirement. See Agriculture And Life Sciences
Engineering 16 units, including 1 of physics 1 of biology,1 of chemistry 4 of mathematics, computer science and a foreign language is also recommended.
  • SAT test required in mathematics and 1 science
  • International students; The above and TOEFL or IELTS
No special Requirements needed and interviews are not offered. Problem solvers, innovators, with creative skills.
Human Ecology 16 units including 4 of English, 4 of Mathematics, 4 of Science.
  • SAT is not required
  • International students; The above and TOEFL or IELTS
All Programs; Human Ecology Information Sessions, interviews are not offered.

Design and environmental analysis required

Fashion Design and Management; Fashion supplements required.

Great curricular activities and tested pre-professional activities.
Industrial And Labor Relations 16 units including 4 of English, 4 of Mathematics.
  • SAT or ACT
  • IELTS for international students and above.
No special Requirements needed and interviews are not offered. Leaders and problem solvers. Writers, business and law courses. Demonstration of strong interest in the ILR school.

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Important Notice:

It is important to note that scores appearing on transcripts are not considered official. The test must be submitted to Cornell directly from the testing agency.


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