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 more than 120 minors
  • 102
    Graduate fields of study

Faculty Stories

Lisa Kaltenegger
Associate Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Carl Sagan Institute
Probing distant worlds, Lisa Kaltenegger and fellow Cornell scientists uncover evidence that organisms could find ways to evolve on nearby exoplanets despite harsh environmental conditions, a critical step in the quest to find life beyond Earth.
Ariel Ortiz-Bobea
Assistant Professor of Applied Economics
and Policy
By modeling the effects of rapidly changing climate on U.S. agricultural production, economist Ariel Ortiz-Bobea’s research provides a blueprint for growers around the globe seeking to adapt their practices to rising temperatures.
Jenny Sabin
Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture
Architectural designer Jenny Sabin stretches the boundaries of her field by collaborating with scientists, engineers and artists to develop structures that respond to human inhabitants and surrounding natural environments.

In the Field

A male and female firefighter practicing using a firehose.
Student volunteers of the Cayuga Heights Fire Department during a training session

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.

A group of people in the middle of ancient ruins.
Students touring the ruins of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli

Global Perspectives, Global Opportunities

Our office is located in Ithaca, New York, but you can study just about anywhere your academic inquiries take you.