Cornell University was founded in 1884 by Ezra Cornell and still embodies the founder's vision of creating an institution where any person can find instruction in any study. Nestled in the beauty of New York State, Cornell overlooks the city of Ithaca and Cayuga Lake.
Passing the rolling hills and farmland in New York State, Cornell's vast campus sneaks up on you. Upon entering the campus, you immediately feel the intellectual energy. This is a place where Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Toni Morrison, Bill Nyle, and even Superman (Christopher Reeve) studied. The serene setting is the perfect backdrop for Cornell's eight undergraduate colleges and schools that offer more than 4,000 courses across 100 academic departments.
Cornell is known for its work hard play hard culture. 90% of the students are in the top 10% of their class. The academics are intense and vigorous, this a place of highly intellectual driven students.
Students should consider this school if:
· You are comfortable in a competitive environment where your peers are ambitious
· Work hard play hard is your motto
· You are at the top of your class. As an Ivy, Cornell is very competitive
- You do not mind the cold weather or grey skies
· You have unique passions outside of your focused area of interested academically
· You are a foodie – Cornell has one of the nation’s best food services
-You want a college with an awesome college town, yet you want access to outdoor activities
With a 6.2% acceptance rate, Cornell is very selective school. Classes are challenging.