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Cornell University is a private university located in Ithaca, New York. The university also has three satellite campuses, two of them in New York City and one in Qatar.
Founded in 1865, it comprises seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions which are located at the Ithaca campus. The main campus at Ithaca, New York, is spread over 745 acres.
Cornell University, an Ivy League university, offers education at different levels. Renowned for its engineering programs, it offers majors in 14 undergraduate and 15 graduate programs. Apart from it, 80 undergraduate major programs, 122 minor programs, and interdisciplinary graduate programs are offered in 110 disciplines.
At Cornell University, the total cost of study in undergraduate programs is around $81,579 and for graduate programs, it is about $78,395. The average GPA of most of the students enrolled at Cornell University is 4.07, which is equivalent to 97% to 100%. 
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Aspiring students should produce official transcripts, letters of recommendation (LORs), statements of purpose (SOPs), teacher’s assessments, and other documents to gain admission to Cornell University. Individuals need a score of at least 100 in TOEFL iBT or equivalent for gaining admission to the UG programs at Cornell. In the case of graduate students, a score of at least 77 in TOEFL iBT is required.
Cornell University currently houses more than 25,580 students. Of them, 15,503 are undergraduates, 7,101 graduates, and 2,978 students are pursuing specialized programs. 
Foreign nationals comprise 10% of the total undergraduate students, 50% of the graduate students, and 37% of professional students at Cornell University. 
Cornell University’s acceptance rate is 10%. Indians make up 12% of the total international student population at Cornell.
Students who wish to get admitted to the university must submit the school’s final grades at the university. Students need to notify the teachers and guidance counselor a minimum of one month before applying about their wish to study at Cornell University.
Cornell University offers admission in four intakes – Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Need-aware admission is also provided by the university implying it assesses the applications depending on students’ ability of students to bear educational expenses. The following are the details of admission to the university:
Application Portal: Common Application (for undergraduates) | PG (For Applyweb) 
Application Fee: $80 for UG courses | $105 PG for courses
The documents that students need to submit for admission to different academic courses at Cornell University are as follows:
Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Graduate Admission Requirements
Online application
School report from counselor/ designated school official
Educational transcripts, foreign degree equivalent
SOP/ Letter(s) of Recommendation
Academic LOR from counselor and   teacher’s LOR
SOP and LORs
English proficiency requirements
At least 100 in TOEFL iBT and 7.5 in  IELTS 
At least 77 in TOEFL iBT and 7 in  IELTS 
Standardized Test Scores

Average GRE Quant: 160 and GMAT Range: 650-750
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Cornell University offers close to 80 undergraduate majors and 122 minor programs. Graduate students can opt for programs from 110 interdisciplinary fields.
Total Annual Fees (USD)
MS Computer Science
MS Information Systems
MEng Engineering Management
MEng Engineering Physics
 M.Mgmt Hospitality
MEng Electrical and Computer Engineering
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The cost of studying UG programs at Cornell is around $81,542. The cost of attendance for different graduate courses varies depending on the programs and subjects.
The following table demonstrates the total cost of attendance for the undergraduate programs at Cornell University.
Type of Expense
Cost (USD)
Tuition and Fees
Endowed Colleges: 61,086
Student Activity Fee
Health Fee
On/Off-Campus Living
Off-Campus, Commuter
Books and Supplies
Personal and miscellaneous expenses
66,745 to 86,761
 Note: Students should take into consideration variable costs for transport and health insurance.
Cornell University’s master’s programs are of five tiers. Courses under each tier are as follows:
Degree Type and Area
Tier 1
MS (Information Systems, AAD), ILR eMPS, MPS. (AEM, Applied Statistics, Information Sciences, Real Estate)
Tier 2
MHA, MLA, MRP, MPA, MILR, MPH, MS (Nutrition, Atmospheric Sci.), MPS (A&LS, HumEc, ID, ILR –  barring ILR, NYC, Vet Med)
Tier 3
MFA, MA, MS (barring the Tier 1 and 2 degrees)
Tier 4
Tier 5
MA, MS (barring the Tier 1, 2, and 3 degrees)
Cornell University grants earmarked need-based scholarships for foreign students. Students, here, get an average amount of $43,250 as first-year grants. Students get up to $72,800 via Cornell grants and various distinguished financial assistance packages. Students can get money also from work-study or via loans. Cornell University scholarships deadlines for foreign students are as follows:
Application Type
Application Deadline
Regular Decision
January 2, 2023
Besides the main campus in Ithaca, Cornell University has in Doha, Geneva, Rome, Washington, D.C., and New York research centers and professional training institutions.
The Ithaca campus is encircled by Cayuga Lake, farmers’ markets, waterfalls, and wineries. Ithaca is home to many shopping establishments, restaurants, and cultural activities. 
Accommodations at Cornell University are offered to 55% of students of undergraduate programs. First-year students and sophomores need to mandatorily live on campus. Cornell University’s housing contracts are valid for one full year. When the students sign their housing licenses, these contracts become compulsory.
The room types and their rates at Cornell during 2022-2023 are as follows:
Room Type
Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Rates (USD)
Academic Year 2022-2023 Rate (USD)
Super Single
Townhouse Double
For graduate and professional students, the housing rates in 2022-2023 at Cornell University are as follows:
Type of Apartment
Cost Per Month (USD)
Studio apartment
Furnished one-Bedroom apartment
Unfurnished one-Bedroom apartment
Single furnished two-bedroom townhouse
Regular single furnished two-bedroom townhouse
Two Bedroom Apartment (Family options only)
Furnished two-Bedroom townhouse
Unfurnished two-Bedroom townhouse
Cornell Career Services provides career assistance to all university students and graduates. The university was able to provide summer internships to 100% of the students. 
About 97% of the graduates of Cornell University got employment offers within four months of completing graduation. Around 97% of SC Johnson College of Business’s students got job offers after graduation.
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