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Welcome to Cornell! Cornell University owes its beginnings to the revolutionary ideas of two New York State senators, Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, who envisioned a nonsectarian university that would provide a liberal and practical education to all qualified students, preparing them to contribute significantly to the nation and the world. Founded in 1865 as the state's land-grant institution, the university opened its doors in 1868.
Today, with 13,000 undergraduates and 6,400 graduate students, we are the largest and youngest university in the Ivy League. Our undergraduate population is divided among seven colleges: four privately endowed (Architecture, Art, and Planning; Arts and Sciences; Engineering; Hotel) and three public contract colleges (Agriculture and Life Sciences; Human Ecology; Industrial and Labor Relations). Residents of New York State receive a significant tuition discount in the contract colleges, which are partially funded by the state of New York. Cornell is a partner of the state university, but not a state-operated campus.
Life on Campus
North Campus, a community of 15 residence halls and two community centers across the the gorge from the academic buildings, is the home of the first-year student life. Options include singles, doubles, triples, and quads. there are also eight themed program houses. Community centers are hubs of activity for students, offering programs and events, dining halls, fitness facilities, mail centers, and game rooms.
After their first year, Cornellians may chose to move off campus into apartments in Collegetown or downtown Ithaca, fraternity and sorority houses, or cooperative residences. Students who continue to live on campus can reside in any of the five West Campus hoses or one of the two Collegetown residence halls.
More than 800 student clubs, activities, and groups offer opportunities to meet others and engage in the campus and community. Also be sure to check out Big Red athletics (with 36 Division 1 sports teams), intramural sports with more then 30 leagues and tournaments, more than 100 physical education courses, five fitness centers, and the Cornell Outdoor Education program.
The Public Service Center Coordinates volunteer service groups, work-study placements, community internships,project funding, and service-learning courses for students.
About one-third of students participate in the Greek system, joining one of the chapters of Intrafraternity Council (41 fraternities), Panhellenic Association (11 sororities), or Multicultural Greek Letter Council (16 organizations).
Cornell is ranked in the top 10 nationally for food quality on a university campus. Nearly half of our executive chefs are graduates of the Culinary Institute of America. More than 31 convenient dining location across campus offer wide variety of healthy choices.
Arts and Culture
Numerous events on campus throughout the year promote music, theater, dance, cinema, literature, and art. With performances by renowned visitors as well as faculty, students, and local talent, there is always something interesting to watch, listen to, or participate in.
Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.
For more information, visit our website at http://cornell.edu
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