Cornell UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Ithaca, NY

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$57,222

Avg tuition

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About Cornell University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Cornell University is a large private university located on an urban campus in Ithaca, New York. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 24,027, and admissions are extremely selective, with an acceptance rate of 11%. The university offers 97 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 95%, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Tuition and fees for students are $57,222.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a highly selective acceptance rate.

This school is very selective about its students. Selective schools welcome 1-14% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

11% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1400-1560

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 32-35

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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24k

Students Enrolled

4%

Online Student Enrollment

9:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

34%

Non-U.S. Citizen

24%

Asian

15%

Hispanic

11%

Unknown

7%

Black

5%

Two or more races

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

51%

Socio-economic diversity

16% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

16%

State Grant Aid

13%

Institution Grant Aid

46%

Pell Grant

16%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,810
State Grant Aid $3,619
Institution Grant Aid $43,096
Pell Grant Aid $4,820

Financial Outlook

$76k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$15k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.