Cornell University

1,730 reviews
  1. Ithaca, NY
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Cornell University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ivy Group
Address
300 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Cornell University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
14%
SAT Range
1330-1510
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$28,537/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,665/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,440/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,560/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,486/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,820/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.89 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,269Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Smart, hard working, and stressed
    59%
  • Work hard, play hard
    22%
  • Stressed
    9%
  • Egotistical assholes
    4%
  • Busy
    2%
  • Intelligent, but self absorbed
    2%
  • Smart & stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.118 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.136 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Any person, any study
    63%
  • Endless possibilities
    13%
  • Work hard, play hard
    11%
  • Bureaucratic and frustrating!
    7%
  • Work hard, play later
    7%
  • Legacies and Trust-fund babies
    0%
  • Okay
    0%

After Cornell University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$70,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses

Reviews

1,730 reviews
  • Excellent
    325
  • Very Good
    639
  • Average
    582
  • Poor
    104
  • Terrible
    47
I absolutely loved Cornell's campus. The nature found all around campus is so beautiful, especially the waterfall. I got a very calm feeling while walking around Cornell and noticed a lot of diversity. The tour guides were very thorough and provided me with all the information I needed. However, I would have liked to view the dormitories on the tour. Overall, I had a wonderful experience at Cornell and will definitely apply there.
  • Niche User
  • 3 hours ago
Cornell's beautiful campus and great resources make Cornell one of the better ivies. In my opinion the air of pretension is much less compared to other ivy league schools. Though I only spent a Summer there for a Telluride program, I witnessed great programs and student activities. I'd definitely recommend others to visit the campus.
  • Niche User
  • 17 hours ago
I could not imagine being anywhere else. Endless opportunities, if you are willing to work for it...
  • College Junior
  • 5 days ago