Live, Work, Travel

Nestled in New York’s Finger Lakes region, Cornell’s Ithaca campus is a unique setting that will stimulate your senses and pique your curiosity — no matter your interests. Consistently rated as a top area to live, work and study, Ithaca is a great place to call home.


We strive to create places where students can live, learn and grow together. Living on campus provides a built-in support system of faculty, staff and student leaders, as well as easy access to dining and recreational facilities. Beyond campus, whether you want to live in downtown Ithaca or in the country, the region offers the best of both worlds.


Cornell and Ithaca will exceed your expectations with dining options that cater to all tastes, diets and cravings. Focused on diverse, healthy and sustainable cuisine, dining at Cornell is a culinary experience rarely found on a college campus.


Cornell is among the largest employers in New York State with nearly 18,000 employees between our campuses in Ithaca, Geneva and NYC. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and egalitarian community and have been nationally recognized for our health, well-being, sustainability and diversity initiatives.


Whether you are traveling from Ithaca to New York City, or just going across campus, Cornell offers a variety of transportation options — including free, unlimited travel on any TCAT bus within Tompkins County for first-year students, faculty and full- or part-time staff.