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Arts Quad
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Arts Quad
Late summer at the heart of Cornell. (Image: University Photography)

The Arts Quad serves as home both to the College of Arts and Sciences, the university's largest undergraduate college, and the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. Students in the arts college study a broad liberal arts curriculum that includes foreign languages, ancient and modern history, literature, and science.

In addition to more than 40 majors, arts students can create their own course of study in the College Scholars program. Interdisciplinary programs include international relations, law and society, and visual studies. Undergraduates from across campus take courses in the arts college, including freshman writing seminars, introductory psychology, and biology.

The university's first three structures, White, McGraw, and Morrill halls, were carved of local bluestone and built on the western edge of the hilltop, looking out across the valley below. Formerly combination dormitories, laboratories, and classrooms, they now house several academic departments, including government, history, anthropology, and linguistics. Olin, Kroch, and Uris libraries form the quad's southern boundary.

"One of the reasons I secretly love my college so much is because I get to spend lots of time walking around and through this quad."
Kira Moriah '03
Government and Asian Studies
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