Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 15,451
Graduate Enrollment: 10,079
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 8.69%

Male/Female: 47% / 53% (2017)

First generation college students: 15.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 0.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.2% (2014)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,510
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1450 - 1560

2022 Median Admit ACT: 34
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 33 - 35

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 69.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 62.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 59.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 57.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 34.1%
Black: 7.3%
Hispanic: 14.8%
Asian: 21.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 5.3%
Non-resident alien: 9.8%
Unknown race: 6.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $77,047
In-State tuition: $61,015
Out-of-State tuition: $61,015

Estimated books and supplies: $1,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $16,396 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,876 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $16,396 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,876 (2022)

Average Family Income: $101,315 (2017)
Median Family Income: $75,110 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 17.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 25.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $14,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $148 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $1,862
$30k-48k $1,953
$48k-75k $4,035
$75k-110k $20,449
$110k+ $48,400

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 88%
6-year graduation rate: 94%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.3% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $14,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,934 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $11,155 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $10,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 88.8% (2015)
@3 year 90.5% (2017)
@5 year 90.3% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 80.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 78.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $66,972 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $90,531 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Public Health. 1
Master's Degree Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, General. 79 $15,599 $139 $45,442 ($3,787) $48,476 ($4,040)
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 190 $13,258 $133 $84,537 ($7,045) $113,850 ($9,488)
Master's Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 68
Doctoral Degree Agricultural Business and Management. 12
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Production Operations. 5
Doctoral Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 4
Bachelor's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 51 $15,502 $157 $53,820 ($4,485) $88,538 ($7,378)
Master's Degree Agricultural Engineering. 19
Doctoral Degree Agricultural Engineering. 6
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 30 $15,500 $164
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 110 $688 $73,285 ($6,107) $96,614 ($8,051)
Bachelor's Degree Chemical Engineering. 71 $14,361 $152 $84,124 ($7,010) $105,514 ($8,793)
Master's Degree Chemical Engineering. 42 $92,703 ($7,725)
Doctoral Degree Chemical Engineering. 26
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 37 $12,750 $133 $68,767 ($5,731) $95,056 ($7,921)
Master's Degree Civil Engineering. 36 $73,055 ($6,088) $90,175 ($7,515)
Doctoral Degree Civil Engineering. 13
Bachelor's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 88 $14,750 $156 $94,488 ($7,874) $118,743 ($9,895)
Master's Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 127 $110,478 ($9,207) $124,755 ($10,396)
Doctoral Degree Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. 22
Master's Degree Engineering Mechanics. 1
Master's Degree Engineering Physics. 22
Doctoral Degree Engineering Physics. 8
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 27 $13,102 $140 $72,207 ($6,017) $76,992 ($6,416)
Bachelor's Degree Materials Engineering 24 $18,000 $172 $90,216 ($7,518)
Master's Degree Materials Engineering 34
Doctoral Degree Materials Engineering 14
Bachelor's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 139 $15,500 $164 $79,999 ($6,667) $97,093 ($8,091)
Master's Degree Mechanical Engineering. 70 $248 $89,227 ($7,436) $105,827 ($8,819)
Doctoral Degree Mechanical Engineering. 13
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. 211 $13,465 $140 $31,684 ($2,640) $66,043 ($5,504)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 87 $14,146 $143 $84,536 ($7,045) $127,962 ($10,664)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 6
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 14
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 6
Doctoral Degree Applied Mathematics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Statistics. 23 $76,498 ($6,375)
Master's Degree Statistics. 47
Doctoral Degree Statistics. 5
Master's Degree Historic Preservation and Conservation. 4
Master's Degree Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 2
Doctoral Degree Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 4
Master's Degree Science, Technology and Society. 3
Doctoral Degree Science, Technology and Society. 1
Bachelor's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 35 $13,750 $140 $18,986 ($1,582) $58,713 ($4,893)
Master's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 6
Doctoral Degree Nutrition Sciences. 8
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 22
Master's Degree Philosophy. 8
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 8
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 3
Master's Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2
Doctoral Degree Astronomy and Astrophysics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. 10
Doctoral Degree Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 29 $15,121 $160 $27,412 ($2,284)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 33
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 19
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 14
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 51 $11,900 $124 $34,466 ($2,872) $47,518 ($3,960)
Master's Degree Sociology. 9
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 14
Master's Degree Social Sciences, Other. 4
Doctoral Degree Social Sciences, Other. 1
Master's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 3
Doctoral Degree Design and Applied Arts. 1
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 2
Doctoral Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 1
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 30 $17,153 $164 $63,028 ($5,252)
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 8
Doctoral Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 2
Bachelor's Degree Music. 7
Master's Degree Music. 2
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, Other. 9
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 38 $1,120 $79,966 ($6,664) $97,847 ($8,154)
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 22 $12,133 $129
First Professional Degree Veterinary Medicine. 97
Doctoral Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 23
Doctoral Degree Music. 8
Master's Degree Architectural History and Criticism. 1
Doctoral Degree Architectural History and Criticism. 1
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 67 $17,315 $184 $54,893 ($4,574)
Master's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 54 $1,660
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 48 $17,625 $183 $75,147 ($6,262)
Master's Degree Area Studies. 9
Doctoral Degree Area Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 6
Master's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Doctoral Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 74 $14,418 $153 $57,544 ($4,795) $80,616 ($6,718)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 7
Doctoral Degree Communication and Media Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 157 $15,500 $164 $94,019 ($7,835) $118,342 ($9,862)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 111 $833 $108,990 ($9,083)
Doctoral Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 2
Doctoral Degree Engineering Mechanics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Engineering Physics. 24
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 372 $14,698 $156 $140,722 ($11,727) $185,679 ($15,473)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 225 $393 $153,204 ($12,767) $198,868 ($16,572)
Doctoral Degree Computer Science. 16
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, General. 19 $80,451 ($6,704) $105,470 ($8,789)
Master's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 25 $98,304 ($8,192)
Master's Degree Systems Engineering. 90 $103,311 ($8,609) $127,306 ($10,609)
Bachelor's Degree Operations Research. 80 $15,000 $159 $83,761 ($6,980) $129,529 ($10,794)
Master's Degree Operations Research. 132 $135,449 ($11,287) $169,908 ($14,159)
Doctoral Degree Operations Research. 6
Master's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 1
Doctoral Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 2
Master's Degree Engineering-Related Fields. 36 $82,129 ($6,844)
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 26 $15,500 $164 $23,708 ($1,976)
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 5
Doctoral Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 11
Master's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Doctoral Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 33 $15,500 $165 $34,587 ($2,882) $69,029 ($5,752)
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 9
Doctoral Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 13
Master's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Doctoral Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Master's Degree Housing and Human Environments. 11
Bachelor's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 81 $15,500 $162 $35,441 ($2,953) $61,634 ($5,136)
Master's Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 2
Doctoral Degree Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services. 4
Bachelor's Degree Apparel and Textiles. 23 $55,065 ($4,589)
First Professional Degree Law. 194
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 133
Doctoral Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 6
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 50 $16,275 $173 $28,800 ($2,400) $48,481 ($4,040)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 6
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 13
Master's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 16 $46,009 ($3,834)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 282 $16,000 $164 $30,223 ($2,519) $49,786 ($4,149)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 2
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 13
Master's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 2
Doctoral Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 22
Master's Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 3
Doctoral Degree Botany/Plant Biology. 10
Master's Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 5
Doctoral Degree Microbiological Sciences and Immunology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 11
Master's Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 1
Doctoral Degree Zoology/Animal Biology. 3
Master's Degree Genetics. 1
Doctoral Degree Genetics. 6
Doctoral Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. 40 $16,099 $164 $66,785 ($5,565) $119,329 ($9,944)
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 2
Doctoral Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 6
Master's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 1
Doctoral Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 56 $15,961 $169 $56,589 ($4,716)
Master's Degree Physics. 20
Doctoral Degree Physics. 24
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 67 $14,157 $138 $35,831 ($2,986) $64,146 ($5,346)
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 14
Doctoral Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 11
Master's Degree Community Organization and Advocacy. 4
Doctoral Degree Community Organization and Advocacy. 1
Master's Degree Public Administration. 66 $587 $62,848 ($5,237) $80,574 ($6,715)
Bachelor's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 62 $15,750 $160 $72,564 ($6,047) $88,830 ($7,403)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 8
Master's Degree Anthropology. 6
Doctoral Degree Anthropology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Archeology. 6
Master's Degree Archeology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 187 $15,500 $159 $72,919 ($6,077) $107,248 ($8,937)
Master's Degree Economics. 23
Doctoral Degree Economics. 16
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 123 $14,400 $153 $55,205 ($4,600) $72,438 ($6,037)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 15
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 14
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 753 $1,478 $162,648 ($13,554) $187,757 ($15,646)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 6
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 292 $13,987 $139 $72,283 ($6,024) $81,947 ($6,829)
Master's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 55 $57,628 ($4,802) $78,676 ($6,556)
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 281 $15,000 $148 $70,557 ($5,880) $94,446 ($7,871)
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 65 $506 $105,325 ($8,777) $120,636 ($10,053)
Doctoral Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 6
Master's Degree Real Estate. 24
Bachelor's Degree History. 52 $16,884 $181 $31,621 ($2,635) $72,818 ($6,068)
Master's Degree History. 7
Doctoral Degree History. 5
Bachelor's Degree International Agriculture. 14 $11,550
Master's Degree International Agriculture. 6
Bachelor's Degree Animal Sciences. 95 $14,100 $135 $29,003 ($2,417) $39,634 ($3,303)
Master's Degree Animal Sciences. 5
Doctoral Degree Animal Sciences. 6
Bachelor's Degree Food Science and Technology. 33 $15,750 $156 $53,789 ($4,482) $70,212 ($5,851)
Master's Degree Food Science and Technology. 22
Doctoral Degree Food Science and Technology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Plant Sciences. 29 $15,990 $151 $28,811 ($2,401) $40,438 ($3,370)
Master's Degree Plant Sciences. 6
Doctoral Degree Plant Sciences. 18
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 70 $16,500 $164 $35,309 ($2,942) $58,440 ($4,870)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 9
Doctoral Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 11
Bachelor's Degree Architecture. 1 $58,687 ($4,891)
Bachelor's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 31 $14,275 $137 $38,941 ($3,245) $58,532 ($4,878)
Master's Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 41 $494 $61,488 ($5,124) $69,220 ($5,768)
Doctoral Degree City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. 3
Bachelor's Degree Environmental Design. 3
Master's Degree Environmental Design. 2
Bachelor's Degree Landscape Architecture. 10
Master's Degree Landscape Architecture. 24 $58,975 ($4,915)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $141,849
Full time faculty: 92%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 9.0

School's endowment start of year: $6,882,707,803 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $9,474,387,743 (2022)