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Cornell University Review

Ithaca, NY, 300 Day Hall
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Career Preparation A
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A+
Activities and Groups A
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Cornell University is a large, private, four-year university enrolling 21,904 students and offering 310 degrees in Ithaca, NY.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Cornell University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Business
1,436 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
618
2
Development Economics and International Development
8
Economics
224
21
12
Labor and Industrial Relations
264
74
2
Operations Research
95
91
3
Real Estate
22
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Engineering
1,366 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
17
3
Architectural History and Criticism
0
1
1
Architecture
52
46
Architecture and Related Services
0
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
90
14
Chemical Engineering
81
77
8
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
29
42
5
Civil Engineering
41
50
17
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
78
128
32
Engineering
29
Engineering/industrial Management
23
Engineering Mechanics
2
3
Environmental Design/architecture
19
1
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
39
Environmental Toxicology
0
2
Landscape Architecture
10
27
Materials Engineering
35
32
10
Mechanical Engineering
145
78
24
Natural Resource Economics
0
0
Natural Resources/conservation
59
9
7
Nuclear Engineering
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Mathematics and Science
1,106 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animal Genetics
2
7
Astronomy
1
8
3
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
7
2
0
Biochemistry
0
0
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
211
Biology
345
Biometry/biometrics
18
0
0
Biophysics
2
2
Botany
1
6
Chemistry
57
38
22
Computational Biology
4
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
27
25
14
Entomology
5
4
5
Evolutionary Biology
1
2
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
22
Geology/earth Science
0
3
7
Mathematics
65
10
11
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
0
0
Microbiology
0
6
Molecular Biology
1
7
Neurobiology and Behavior
0
1
Neuroscience
0
0
Physics
34
26
19
Plant Pathology/phytopathology
1
4
Statistics
16
47
6
Zoology
0
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Human and Social Sciences
816 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
4
5
American/united States Studies/civilization
9
Anthropology
19
7
8
Archeology
3
6
Asian Studies/civilization
31
7
0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
9
2
2
Community Organization and Advocacy
0
0
3
Comparative Literature
13
2
3
Developmental and Child Psychology
5
4
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
0
East Asian Studies
0
0
Gay/lesbian Studies
6
German Studies
1
2
2
Historic Preservation and Conservation
6
History
50
9
9
Housing and Human Environments
6
0
Human Development and Family Studies
74
6
4
Linguistics
12
3
2
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
2
1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
6
2
2
Philosophy
21
9
2
Political Science
93
12
10
Psychology
80
6
7
Public Administration
103
Public Policy Analysis
40
0
0
Religion/religious Studies
4
0
Science, Technology and Society
6
4
4
Social Sciences
0
2
3
Sociology
54
4
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Agriculture
762 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Business Operations
0
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding
1
4
Agricultural Animal Breeding
0
0
Agricultural Business and Management
0
Agricultural Economics
253
25
16
Agricultural Engineering
96
22
11
Agriculture
75
0
Agronomy and Crop Science
0
0
3
Animal Sciences
106
1
7
Ecology
0
8
Food Science
33
24
10
Horticultural Science
0
0
International Agriculture
23
6
Ornamental Horticulture
7
5
Plant Sciences
18
0
0
Viticulture and Enology
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Computer Technology
525 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
13
Computer Science
181
170
14
Information Technology
44
29
1
Systems Engineering
73
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Hospitality
290 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hotel/motel Administration/management
238
49
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Legal and Law
274 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American/u.s. Law/legal Studies/jurisprudence
88
3
Law
183
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Healthcare
197 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animal Physiology
0
2
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
0
Health/health Care Administration/management
28
Immunology
1
3
Nutrition Sciences
50
1
12
Pharmacology
1
Veterinary Medicine
95
Veterinary Sciences/veterinary Clinical Sciences
2
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Education and Liberal Arts
181 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Teacher Education
0
Applied Mathematics
7
7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
11
7
1
Biology Teacher Education
0
Chemistry Teacher Education
0
Creative Writing
7
Earth Science Teacher Education
0
Education
0
0
2
English Language and Literature
72
10
12
Family and Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education
0
Fine Arts and Art Studies
0
French Language and Literature
8
German Language and Literature
1
0
0
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
0
0
Italian Language and Literature
2
Liberal Arts
13
Mathematics Teacher Education
0
Physics Teacher Education
0
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
4
4
Russian Language and Literature
0
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
0
Spanish Language and Literature
13
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
0
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Communication and Media
107 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication
87
11
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Art and Design
58 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
0
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
0
1
0
Fashion/apparel Design
4
0
Film/cinema/video Studies
0
Fine Arts
24
6
Institutional Food Workers
0
Music
6
1
1
Music Theory and Composition
0
0
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
0
3
Visual and Performing Arts
12
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Trades and Careers
24 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
19
5
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Cornell University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
Systems Engineering
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Specialized institution accreditations:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Dental Hygiene (DH)
Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education) RN Associate Degree Programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 25 Reviews
Alumni
Ornamental Horticulture / Floriculture, Class of 1975

No idea. It's been too long since I graduated.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nutritional Science, Class of 2012

Cornell provides career counseling, and also prepares its students for startups or other jobs through job fairs and classroom projects

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biology, Class of 1992

The curriculum is notoriously rigorous, the professors are world-class. Some of them are faculty advisors to clubs. There is a career office, etc.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Animal science, Class of 2007

Field trips to places of employment, professors helping students find employment during and after college.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1991

Too many to note, career services, mentoring, online postings, networking, etc.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development, Class of 1987

Cornell has a career center and offers connections with alumni.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biometry and Statistics, Class of 2012

job shadowing, networking events, career fairs, internships

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors of Science, Class of 2003

They do job fairs. They have resources online and in career services for job searching.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Materials Science & Engineering, Class of 2013

Lots of networking events, corporate information sessions; support from Diversity Programs in Engineering Office; support from the Career Center; resume workshops; career fairs; online job search; alumni connections; engineering senior design projects with corporate interest

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Interdisciplinary Studies, Class of 2013

Career Center, networking events on and off campus, on campus recruiting

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial labor relations , Class of 2003

The labor relations major was excellent at connecting to the real world from the professors experiences and guest speakers, volunteer and internship opportunities, and the huge alumni network after graduation.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History , Class of 1980

I have no idea. I graduated 35 years ago

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science, Class of 1982

Cornell Entrepreneur Network Internships Cornell EPE Program

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA, Class of 1980

Many groups and networking opportunities exist but I'm not using most of them.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications, Class of 1998

Back then, we had job/career fairs and a Career Center

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 25 Reviews
Alumni
Hotel Admin, Class of 1975

it was a long time ago

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Hotel Admin, Class of 1975

it was a long time ago

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nutritional Science, Class of 2012

Stressed, driven, nihilistic, competitive, obsessed, alcoholic

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biology, Class of 1992

Students are intense, driven and brilliant.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Animal science, Class of 2007

Split! Half was a state school where students worked hard for their education, the other was the prestigious ivy league, wealthy students who had been handed life on a silver platter

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1991

Diverse, exceptional, energetic, inspiring, competitive

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development, Class of 1987

Standards were high. The culture was fairly liberal for the time.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History/Asian Studies, Class of 1994

ultracompetitive, overly focused on grades

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biometry and Statistics, Class of 2012

smart and nerdy, serious about their school work, but all around good people, very nice, hard working, lots of school pride

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors of Science, Class of 2003

The students are all super motivated, and I can't imagine many didn't find a great job after graduation.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Materials Science & Engineering, Class of 2013

Workaholics mostly, some party kids. Lots of stress for most people.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2009

Rich white kids mixed with slightly less rich white kids, and poor white kids like me.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA, Class of 1983

Some of my best friends still

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Interdisciplinary Studies, Class of 2013

A mix of students truly there to learn, and students forced to go to school, and there to party

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial labor relations , Class of 2003

High achieving students from mostly well-off backgrounds

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science, Class of 1982

Cornell is an international school with many internationally renowned schools, including engineering, arts, architecture, hotel, and industrial & labor relations. The student body was international in nature, with classmates and friends hailing from every corner of the earth.

Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 25 Reviews
Alumni
Ornamental Horticulture / Floriculture, Class of 1975

Updated many times since I graduated

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nutritional Science, Class of 2012

The facilities were awesome. State of the art computer and technology facilities, excellent labs for chemistry or plant breeding, great buildings and libraries, excellent food.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine , Class of 1976

There were no computers in those days but the labs were very well prepared and the dining areas also.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biology, Class of 1992

Facilities are state of the art.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development, Class of 1987

Facilities were good, a little dated in some places. They have been thoroughly modernized.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biometry and Statistics, Class of 2012

high tech state of the art facilities, lots of options for food or library atmosphere

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors of Science, Class of 2003

Top notch--I can't imagine there was anything they were missing.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Materials Science & Engineering, Class of 2013

Some old, some brand new, all kept up.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2009

Excellent, state of the art for the most part.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Interdisciplinary Studies, Class of 2013

Very nice, constantly being upgraded.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial labor relations , Class of 2003

Dining halls are excellent. Other facilities are nice and updated as needed

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science, Class of 1982

Dining offered premier facilities in computer labs, dining, state of the art dormitories, and classrooms. Athletic facilities have been greatly improved in the years since I have graduated, with a new basketball arena having been constructed and new training facilities for all athletes to use having been constructed.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA, Class of 1980

Awesome array of world-class facilities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications, Class of 1998

We had adequate facilities for the time period - internet was dial-up and it was called the World Wide Wed

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 25 Reviews
Alumni
BS, Class of 1979

sports and all kinds of things

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Nutritional Science, Class of 2012

There is a club for just about everything. The Chimes Masters Club is pretty unique

Rated January 2016
Alumni
History, Class of 2010

Greek life, student leadership, athletics

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Biology, Class of 1992

Cornell Daily Sun (newspaper), ice hockey, a cappella singing groups, improvisational comedy groups--too numerous to name. There are a great many activities and groups of every description.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1991

Too many to note, cultural, social, political, athletic, you can find anything

Rated January 2016
Alumni
applied economics, Class of 2008

greek life, ice hockey, athletics

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Human Development, Class of 1987

Frats/sororities were popular. Musical and art activities were as well.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Biometry and Statistics, Class of 2012

Intramural Sports, Greek Life, Outdoor education classes, acapella groups, slope day

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelors of Science, Class of 2003

Bangrha Dancing, hiking, outdoor activities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Materials Science & Engineering, Class of 2013

Underwater basket weaving? We had >600 student groups. There's something for everybody.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2009

Slope day, a large end of the school year festival/concert.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Interdisciplinary Studies, Class of 2013

Almost anything you could want.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial labor relations , Class of 2003

Greek system, intramural sports, lots of clubs based on interests within major

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Science, Class of 1982

The most unusual activities include being able to tour the Finger Lakes wine region on weekends, being able to attend races at Watkins Glen, and being able to road trip to New York City.

Rated January 2016
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