Cornell University
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: United States
Found Year: 1865
Address: Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853-0001, United States of America
Introduction

Cornell University was founded in 1865 as a coeducational, nonsectarian institution where "any person can find instruction in any study." Once dubbed "the first American university" in recognition of the revolutionary principles on which it was founded, Cornell continues to push the limits of its founder's vision. Renowned for its distinctive mix of eminent scholarship, academic rigor and commitment to public service, it attracts more than 20,000 students from every state in the Union and over 120 countries. They learn from a world-class faculty teaching more than 5,000 courses and participate in cutting-edge research in 11 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools on the uniquely beautiful Ithaca campus, at Cornell's medical college campuses in New York City and Qatar, and in affiliated programs around the world. The breadth of study, ranging from legendary programs in the humanities to world-class interdisciplinary research centers in nanotechnology, biotechnology, supercomputing and genomics, sets Cornell apart from its Ivy League peers. The land-grant university of New York State, Cornell also boasts the nation's first colleges devoted to hotel administration, industrial and labor relations, and veterinary medicine. In recent years, Cornell has been aggressively expanding its international programs - from the establishment, in 2001, of the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, the first American medical school outside of the United States, to the forging of partnerships and collaborations with major institutions in China, India, and Singapore - further supporting Cornell's status as the transnational university of the future.

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Agricultural Sciences
9
Sociology
9
Biotechnology
10
Communication
10
Ecology
14
Law
17
Finance
17
Computer Science & Engineering
18
Key Statistics
22860
Total Enrollment
5585(24.4%)
International Students
14907
Undergraduate Enrollment
2129(14.3%)
International Students
7953
Graduate Enrollment
3456(43.5%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Africana Studies
Agricultural Sciences
American Studies
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Economics and Management
Archaeology
Architecture
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biology and Society
Biometry and Statistics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
China and Asia-Pacific Studies
Civil Engineering
Classics (Greek, Latin)
Communication
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Dance
Design and Environmental Analysis
Development Sociology
Economics
Education, Agricultural Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics
English
Entomology
Environmental Engineering
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Fiber Science and Apparel Design
Film
Fine Arts
Food Science
French
German Studies
Government
History
History of Architecture (transfer students only)
History of Art
Hotel Administration
Human Biology, Health and Society
Human Development
Industrial and Labor Relations
Information Science
International Agriculture and Rural Development
Italian
Landscape Architecture
Linguistics
Materials Science and Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Natural Resources
Near Eastern Studies
Nutritional Sciences
Operations Research and Information Engineering
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Sciences
Policy Analysis and Management
Psychology
Religious Studies
Science and Technology Studies
Science of Earth Systems
Science of Natural and Environmental Systems
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Urban and Regional Studies
Viticulture and Enology
Graduate Programs
Aerospace Engineering
African and African-American Studies
American Indian Studies (minor field)
American Studies (minor field)
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Economics and Management
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Archaeology
Architecture
Art
Asian Religions
Asian Studies
Astronomy and Space Sciences
Atmospheric Science
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology
Biological and Environmental Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Biometry
Biophysics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
City and Regional Planning
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Classics
Cognitive Science (minor field)
Communication
Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Comparative Literature
Computational Biology
Computational Science and Engineering (minor field)
Computer Science
Conservation and Sustainable Development (minor field)
Demography (minor field)
Design and Environmental Analysis
Development Sociology
East Asian Literature
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education
Electrical and Computer Engineering
English Language and Literature
Entomology
Environmental Quality (minor field)
Environmental Toxicology
Epidemiology (minor field)
Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (minor field)
Fiber Science and Apparel Design
Film and Video Studies (minor field)
Food Science and Technology
Genetics and Development
Genomics (minor field)
Geological Sciences
Germanic Studies
Government
History
History of Art, Archaeology, and Visual Studies
Horticulture
Hotel Administration
Human Development
Immunology
Industrial and Labor Relations
Information Science
International Agriculture and Rural Development
International Development
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies (minor field)
Latino Studies (minor field)
LawLesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies (minor field)
Linguistics
Management
Materials Science and Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medieval Studies
Microbiology
Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Music
Natural Resources
Near Eastern Studies
Neurobiology and Behavior
Nutrition
Operations Research and Information Engineering
Peace Studies and Peace Science (minor field)
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Biology
Plant Breeding
Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Plant Protection
Policy Analysis and Management
Psychology
Public Affairs
Real Estate
Regional Science
Risk Analysis, Communication and Policy (minor field)
Romance Studies
Science and Technology Studies
Sociology
Soil and Crop Sciences
Statistics
Sustainable Energy (minor field)
Systems Engineering
Theatre Arts
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Urban Studies (minor field)
Water Resources (minor field)
Zoology and Wildlife Conservation