An art studio.

Life at Cornell: Something for Everyone

Collaborating and Innovating

From the moment you choose Cornell, you join the more than 250,000 members of the Big Red family — students, faculty, staff and alumni — representing our institution with pride.

We are a diverse community of scholars who work, teach and engage in every corner of the world. Collectively we’re focused on creating knowledge for the public good, an ideal rooted in our identity as a private, endowed research university and the land-grant institution for New York state. We don’t just identify problems; we work to find and test solutions to our world’s greatest challenges.

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Living and Learning

An open, collaborative and innovative environment where faculty, staff and students thrive as individuals and as a community.

With deep academic roots in Ithaca, N.Y., and an expanding presence in New York City, Cornellians have unparalleled opportunities for learning and engagement in a close-knit town, a global city and communities across the state. In every Cornell location, a spirit of inquiry binds our community together and compels us to engage with — and learn from — the people and places that surround us.

"Extend your learning beyond the classroom, and embrace the breadth of Cornell."
- Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student and Campus Life