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.
4,000Courses across 100 academic departments
80Undergraduate majors and more than 120 minors
102Graduate fields of study
In the Classroom
You'll actively explore the material before you, design a formal line of inquiry and follow it, work with various teams, and get your hands dirty. This may be the Ivy League, but we exist in and learn from the world around us.
“Cornell’s extraordinary community of scholars is dedicated to solving the issues facing the world, educating the leaders of tomorrow and bettering people’s lives.”- Michael I. Kotlikoff, Provost
Explores musical sound from a physics point of view.
From the edible and the hallucinogenic to the pathogenic, explore the Mushroom's role in nature and in shaping past and present civilizations.
Study contemporary public issues regarding the health of the ocean, global warming and a sustainable future.
Everything you wanted to know about wine - from the history of winemaking to viticultural regions, understanding the terms on a wine label, and connecting flavors to influencing production factors.
In the Field
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.
Global Perspectives, Global Opportunities
Our office is located in Ithaca, New York, but you can study just about anywhere your academic inquiries take you.