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Cornell University – Ithaca, NY

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About Cornell University

Any Person

At Cornell University, you will live and learn with more than 13,000 undergraduates from the United States and 120 countries around the world, who represent diverse ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. You can share your experiences as you participate in activities ranging from visual and performing arts and athletics to cultural and professional organizations. Learn more about Life at Cornell.

Any Study

Cornell University is an Ivy League research university where you'll have the freedom to study what interests you. With seven undergraduate colleges and over 4,000 courses in nearly 100 academic disciplines, the choices are endless. Plus, you'll be taught by world renowned faculty members who are Nobel laureates, Pulitzer prize winners, and leaders in their academic fields.

Visit Ithaca

Our campus is highlighted by the natural beauty of gardens crisscrossed by gorges and waterfalls, and is often described as one of the most beautiful in the United States. Come see for yourself. There are many opportunities for you to visit us year-round.

Basic Information
Institution Type Private
School Size Large (more than 15,000)
Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation No Preference or affiliation
Student Body
Acceptance Rate Less than 25%
Out of State Students 50% - 75%
Single Sex or Co-ed? Co-educational
Underrepresented Students 30% - 35%
Accomodations for Students with Disabilities Services for the learning disabled
Services for students with speech and communication disorders
Services for the visually impaired
Wheelchair access
Services for the hearing impaired
Athletics Division I Teams
Applying to Cornell University
Average High School GPA N/A
Average SAT: Mathematics N/A
Average SAT: Critical Reading N/A
Average SAT: Writing N/A
Average ACT Composite N/A
Required Test Either the SAT or the ACT is required.
Essay Required
Interview Not Required
Financial Information
In-state Tuition Over $40,000
Out-of-state Tuition Over $40,000
Academic Information
Degrees Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Professional Certification
3/2 Engineering Program
Specific Programs Independent Study
Teacher certification
Work-study program
Liberal arts/career combination
Research Opportunities
Accelerated Study
Student employment services
Double Major
Student designed major
Honors Program
Study abroad
View Programs and Majors at Cornell University
Summer Enrichment Programs
Enrichment Program Name Cornell Summer College
Web Site
Description Cornell’s Summer College for High School Students offers award-winning pre-college programs for talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Earn credit, explore careers, and study with tip-notch faculty during one-, three-, four-, and six-week programs on campus.
Who is eligible for this opportunity? (By anticipated Graduation Date)
High School Students 2011
Undergraduate Students
Is this a residential program? Yes
Start Date Monday June 27, 2011
End Date Thursday August 11, 2011
Application Process We encourage you to apply online – it’s the fastest, easiest, and least expensive way to apply to Summer College.  You will receive a $10 discount on your application fee if you apply online.
Application Deadline Friday April 1, 2011
Are scholarships/stipends available? Yes
If yes, what is the procedure to obtain a scholarship/stipend?

Summer College offers a limited number of partial scholarships that are awarded based on a family's demonstrated financial need, a student's academic achievement and promise, and the availability of funds. We operate independently of Cornell University’s Office of Financial Aid. In determining need, we consider a number of factors, such as family income and other available resources, family size and the number of siblings in college, exceptional family medical expenses, and/or geographic differences in the cost of living.

Scholarships are reserved for accepted students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. If you’re in the process of applying for U.S. permanent resident status, please send acceptable documentation of permanent residence status (e.g., a photocopy of Form I-151) along with the financial-aid application.

You’ll be considered for financial aid only after we have received all of your completed admissions and financial-aid materials postmarked no later than April 2 (March 10 for RABS and Veterinary Medicine) and you’ve been accepted into the program.

Financial-aid decisions are made on a rolling basis for all programs except Architecture, RABS, and Veterinary Medicine, so it is to your advantage to apply as early as possible. We strongly encourage you to submit your financial-aid materials at the same time as you submit your admissions materials.

If awarded a partial scholarship, a student must meet the balance of the total program charge. If your family cannot meet this cost, we suggest that you talk with your guidance counselor and others in your community about possible sources of financial aid. You may also visit our Web site for links (nonendorsed) to select financial-aid sites.

Are there any prerequisites? Yes
If yes, what are they? Individual programs have specific eligibility requirements as outlined on the Cornell University Summer College website.
Contact Abby Eller, Director, Summer College Programs for High School Students
Phone: 6072556203
Fee Waivers
Fee Waiver Name Please see the link on our Web site for details.
Web Site
Application Deadline No Deadline
Description Students must submit the fee waiver request from the web site. Fee waivers are granted based on financial need only.
Application Process
Contact Ms. Angela Herrera, Assistant Director of Admissions/Multicultural Recruitment
Phone: 6072557233
Early Admission
Early Admission Name Cornell University offers Early Decision.
Web Site
Application Deadline Wednesday November 1, 2006
Application Process
Contact Ms. Angela Herrera, Assistant Director of Admissions/Multicultural Recruitment
Phone: 6072557233


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