Cornell University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - OustandingQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Bad
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Cornell University is a large four-year, private not-for-profit school with 21,905 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1865 and is one of the 3 schools located in Ithaca, New York.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
149
Good
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctoral degree are available at Cornell University.

Cornell University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 149 majors. The most popular concentrations are Engineering, Management, Biology, Agriculture, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings against other colleges.

Student Retention
97%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Cornell University student retention rate is excellent at 97% (well above New York average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
9 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Cornell University is great - 94%.

Student to faculty ratio at Cornell University is good: 9:1. Learn more on instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$49,200
High
Average tuition charges are extremely high - around $48,900 per year. The additional fees at Cornell University not covered by tuition are nearly $300; which comes to $49,200 annually.

Read the details about Cornell University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
15%
Hard
According to government data, 41,900 applications were submitted and 6,315 were accepted, so it is challenging to get accepted at this school.

This college will consider accepting advanced placement credits at entry.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants' SAT and ACT test scores at Cornell University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$8,100
High
Cornell University provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Cornell University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Cornell University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 7,500 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is a bit high -- nearly $8,100 a year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Cornell University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Cornell University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

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