cornell-university-sCornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. It is a private land-grant university, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions. It was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White. Its history is the shortest among the Ivy League members, but its student population of 13,000 is the largest. Cornell’s Ithaca campus area is more than 700 acres which is very large comparing to the typically crowded universities in northeastern United States. Cornell’s system is unique, it has seven undergraduate colleges include three state-supported statutory or contract colleges – NYS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NYS College of Human Ecology, NYS School of Industrial and Labor Relations; the other four colleges are private – College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, School of Hotel Administration.

Cornell’s college color is red, bright warm and passionate. As Ezra Cornell quotation: “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” It seems that any young person can find their flame here.


Cornell has 52 subjects for bachelor degree programmes, 30 subjects for graduate degree programmes and 33 subjects for PhD degree programmes:

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Architecture & Related Programs
Area, Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Programs
Communications & Journalism
Computer & Information Sciences
English Language & Literature
Family & Consumer Sciences
Foreign Language & Literature
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources & Conservation
Philosophy & Religion
Physical Sciences
Public Administration & Services
Social Sciences
Visual & Performing Arts

Geography and Climate

One and a half-hour-drive north to Syracuse, 15-hour drive southeast to New York City. With cold, snowy winters and sometimes hot and humid summers.

Language Requirements

TOEFL 110, the individual section no less than 25


Tuition US$ 34,781 cost of living US$11,239