Cornell University

Cornell University is a top-notch research university situated in Ithaca, New York, USA. Established in the year 1865, this land-grant university has been getting funded annually by the State of New York. It provides a strong network of 7 undergraduate colleges and 7 graduate divisions at its major campus located at Ithaca. Apart from the main campus, the university also regulates 2 satellite medical campuses (in New York City and in Education City, Qatar).


Being one of the biggest as well as residential research institutes, Cornell University has been considered as a popular choice among the students around the world. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. There are almost 14,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate scholars in this university of New York (as per the latest record).

International Courses

Cornell University offers a large number of international programs for students at the undergraduate level. Students of the university are allowed to pursue programs including the Near Eastern Studies, Africana Studies, German Studies, French Studies, Romance Studies, Latino Studies, Jewish Studies, and Russian Literature majors on any of 6 continents.

Development of the Bridging the Rift Center, a “Library of Life” (in collaboration with Israel, Jordon, and Stanford university) on the boundary of Israel and Jordan, is another initiative of the institution. It has also tied up with the Queen’s University in Canada to offer an exclusive joint Executive MBA program. Specialty of this program is that students are awarded with both Cornell MBA and Queen’s MBA after they successfully complete the course.

Ranking of the University

This university has always been one of the premier institutes in international education arena. It has been seen that Cornell University is placed among the top 20 universities in a wide range of rankings of global universities throughout the last decade.

Achievements of the university

First university of USA to provide

  • degree in journalism in the entire world
  • degree in veterinary medicine in the whole nation
  • doctorates in electrical as well as industrial engineering
  • programs on modern Far Eastern languages
  • a major in American studies

Establishment of the first 4-year schools of hotel administration and industrial and labor relations

Name of the Institution Cornell University
Type of Institution Private
Location Ithaca, New York, USA
Courses Offered Undergraduate courses, Graduate courses, professional programs, continuing education programs
Departments/ Branches
  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Computing and Information Science
  • Engineering
  • Hotel Administration
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Management
  • Law
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Medical Sciences
Admission Procedure/ Eligibility Criteria Undergraduate

  • International applicants who did not have English as their medium of instruction need to submit their IELTS/TOEFL scores. The university assesses secondary school records of last 3 years prior to granting admission to a student. At the time of admission, the international applicant needs to submit his/her certificates and transcripts translated in English.


International applicants applying for the graduate program at Cornell need to have an equivalent international degree. Indian students with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (4-year); Bachelor of Education; Bachelor of Engineering or Architecture; Bachelor of Technology; Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy, 4.5-year); Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Dental Surgery; Bachelor of Laws; Bachelor of Surgery; Bachelor of Teaching are eligible for applying to the graduate program. The candidates must submit their academic records, diplomas or transcripts, photographs along with their application form at the time of admission.

Scholarships Undergraduate

Cornell Universityoffers financial aid (Cornell grants and scholarships, federal and state scholarships, outside scholarships, loans) on a restricted basis to international students.


With over $50 million invested in stipend, tuition and research expenditure, students pursuing a graduate program get every possible monetary help to fund their education.

Fee Structure
  • Law: $53,150
  • Arts and Sciences; Architecture, Art and Planning; Engineering; Hotel Administration: $41,325.00
  • M.A., M.S., Ph.D, M.F.A. and D.M.A. programs: $29,500
  • Veterinary Medicine: 20,800
  • Human Ecology; Agriculture and Life Sciences; Industrial and Labor Relations: $25,185
  • EMBA (2 year program): $145,380
Examinations & Results The university conducts examination on a semester basis
Established in the Year 1865
Facts & Figures
  • Rank by US News and World Report National University # 15
  • Rank by Academic Ranking of World Universities # 12
  • Rank by Times Higher Education Ranking of World Universities #14
  • Academic workshops
  • Conferences
  • Contests
  • Seminars
  • Lectures
  • Online exhibitions
  • Presentations
Distance Learning Summer Online Courses:

  • Applied Economics and Management
  • Anthropology
  • American Studies
  • History of Art
  • Africana Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Economics
  • Social Statistics
  • Business Administration
  • Visual Studies
  • Statistical Science

Winter Online Courses:

  • Visual Studies
  • American Studies
  • Applied Economics and Management
  • History of Art
  • Anthropology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Africana Studies
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Communication
  • Labor Relations, Law, and History
  • Economics
  • Business Administration
  • International and Comparative Labor
  • Nutritional Science
  • Social Statistics
  • Statistical Science

Additional Online Programs

Certificate programs in:

  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Financial Management
  • Hospitality Management