Cornell University
Cornell University

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  • University Offices:
    410 Thurston Avenue, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Telephone:
    (607) 254-4636
  • Fax:
    (607) 254-6225
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Learning. Discovery. Engagement. – The motto of Cornell University pretty much sums up its education culture. Located in Ithaca, New York, it was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and A. Dickson White. It officially opened gates for students in 1868. Spread over 2100 acres today and comprising over 600 buildings, it had a humble start from just one building- the Morill Hall.

The main campus of Cornell situated in Ithaca provides the traditional experience to students and visitors. Surrounded by natural waterfalls, nearby lakes and garden, it is different from other Universities in the city. Spread over 2000 acres of land, central campus comprises of auditoriums, museums, athletic facilities, laboratories and academic buildings among others. Also, there are 7 undergraduate units and four professional and graduate units in Ithaca. University also has medical graduate units in Qatar, Doha and New York City. The latest addition to the campus in Cornell is The Tech Campus located in New York City.

A team comprising more than 8,000 highly skilled and dedicated staff, Cornell offers both academic and industrial experience. With around 22,000 students enrolled, Cornell University offers more than 75 major fields ranging from Arts and sciences, Anthropology, Engineering and Economics to English, Human development and Linguistics. Cornell also offers undergraduate programs with international focuses. Some of them are German Studies, Romance studies, Africana studies and Russian literature among others.

With more than 2,40,000 living alumni, it is the only institution with unshared Nobel Prize female winners (Toni Morrison, Pearl S. Buck, and Barbara McClintock) amongst its graduates. Also, its noted alumni comprise more than 20 National medal of science recipients and around 30 McArthur fellows and 27 Rhodes Scholars.

With a number of accomplishments to its credit already, it’s looking forward to making contributions in every sector of knowledge- to help improve the standard of living and quality of life, globally.