The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school’s website.
Cornell University is today’s College Spotlight. From the school’s website:
Learning at Cornell is an experience that will both inspire and challenge. And that’s just the way founder Ezra Cornell planned it: He wanted to create a place where any person might study any subject. With seven undergraduate colleges and schools, 19 libraries, nearly 80 majors and more than 4,000 courses, Cornell embodies Ezra’s dream.
Type of school: Private
Setting: Rural, large town
Size: 14,167 (total undergraduate enrollment)
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,307 (2011)
Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1
Acceptance percentage: 18%
Tuition and fees: $43,143 (2011-2012)
Room, board, and additional expenses: $16,178 (2011-2012 estimate for students living on campus)
All information was gathered from the school’s profile on the CollegeBoard.org website and the school’s website. Please consult the school’s website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information.
To see other schools in the College Spotlight series, click here.