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Academics

Challenge Yourself

Teaching and learning, research and engagement: A Cornell education is rigorous—every aspect is geared to prepare you to improve the world.

The Cornell Experience

You'll interact closely with world-class faculty and a diverse student body, each a collaborator in learning, in research, and in service. They're here to help you push yourself and your ideas further than you could ever push them on your own.

  • 4,000
    Courses across 100 academic departments
  • 80
    Undergraduate majors and 90 minors
  • 108
    Graduate fields of study

Cornell Portraits

Fredrik Logevall
Vice Provost for International Affairs
Fredrik Logevall, a professor of history with expertise in U.S. foreign relations, sets the context for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Embers of War. The 11-year project tells the story of how both powers lost their way and how their officials chose war over a political solution.
Abena Sackey Ojetayo
Project Engineer
It's an engineer's dream: design Cornell Tech's campus in New York City with a green infrastructure that is a model of sustainability. Happily, it is Abena Sackey Ojetayo's current focus. With bachelor's and master's degrees from the College of Engineering, Ojetayo is a LEED accredited professional and one of the 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering for 2013.
Avery August
Professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Conducting research on diseases common in humans and animals alike allows Cornell immunologist Avery August to make discoveries otherwise impossible. Mice, for example, no longer develop asthma when a particular enzyme is targeted. This novel research begs the question: can scientists create new medicines that are similarly effective in humans?
Tanzeem Choudhury
Associate Professor in Information Science
Smart phones are our constant companions, intimately attuned to our shifting physical and mental states. Through mobile applications such as BeWell, Tanzeem Choudhury is creating new tools that allow us to mine the wisdom of our devices and help us live healthier, happier lives.

In the Field

Students involved in the POST Program help with interior demolition of a house

Service with a Purpose

Public service is a pillar of Cornell academics. It not only enriches the community—it enriches your understanding of how ideas work in the real world.

Katherine Sullivan '11 traveled the Annapurna Circuit during her semester in Nepal

Global Perspectives, Global Opportunities

Our home is on the Hill in Ithaca, New York, but you can study just about anywhere your academic inquiries take you.