College Spotlight: Cornell University


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)

Address: 410 Thurston Avenue, Ithaca, NY  14850-2488
Phone: 607.255.5241
Twitter accounts: @Cornell_Univ
Facebook: Cornell University

All information was gathered from the school’s profile on the website and the school’s website. Please consult the school’s website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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