Academics

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 more than 120 minors
  • 102
    Graduate fields of study

Academic Excellence

Caregiving Robots at Cornell
Tapo Bhattacharjee, assistant professor of computer science at Cornell Bowers CIS, will use a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop assistive robotics for people with physical disabilities and their caregivers.
A 'freedom church' unearths its Underground Railroad history
Cornell researchers and students are helping community members shed light on the role St. James A.M.E. Zion Church in Ithaca played on the Underground Railroad.
How can upcycling polyester help to curb textile waste?
In a fast-fashion, throw-clothes-away world, textile expert Juan Hinestroza (Human Ecology) and a group of scientists have new ways to recycle wasted polyester into new useful products..

In the Field

A male and female firefighter practicing using a firehose.
Dyson students carry a handmade canoe donated to Haudenosaunee youth to the water for its inaugural journey

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.
Studying wheat's resistance to rust in Tamil Nadu, India

Global Perspectives, Global Opportunities

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