Cornell University
Cornell University
Cornell Institution, founded in 1865, is a private research university dedicated to providing education and creating contributions in all disciplines of knowledge. It has become an Ivy League university and is regarded as one of the greatest colleges in the world. There are seven undergraduate colleges, seven graduate divisions, and two medical colleges in the university. The Law School, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, the College of Engineering, and the Weill Cornell Medical College all offer a variety of degrees. Its College of Engineering provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in Applied and Engineering Physics, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and other disciplines.

Cost of attendance

The average yearly cost of attendance for international students is ₹4,449,021. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate


International students admitted to Cornell University can choose between on-campus and off-campus housing. Residence halls, programme homes, and west campus houses are among the on-campus housing options. Currently, 15,000 undergraduate students and a large number of graduate students live on the Cornell campus. The cost of living on campus varies greatly for people studying both UG and PG courses. The yearly cost of living for Cornell undergraduate students ranges from $9,588 to $12,585 USD (7.29% to 9.5 lakhs INR). Graduate or professional students should expect to pay between 525 and 1305 USD per month (40,000 to 99,000 INR) for on-campus housing. For a year, off-campus residents pay an average of $10,000 USD (7.62 lakhs INR).

Acceptance rate

The number of Undergraduates are 15,507 (Fall 2021) and Postgraduates are 10,086 (Fall 2021). Cornell University reports having a total of 5,322 international students on campus. Cornell University acceptance rate is around 10%. It shows that it's very hard to get into this university. It is one of the most competitive schools in the world. 


The Cornell campus, which spans 2300 acres, is a sight to behold. Cornell University's campus is located in the mountainous area of Ithaca, close to Cayuga Lake. Ithaca has been named one of the "Best Green Places to Live" by Country Home magazine and one of the "100 Best Places to Live" by Relocate America. With Cornell's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Cascadilla Falls, Ithaca Falls, and numerous more falls, the city is a picturesque destination for foreign students.


Cornell is accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Jobs and Placement

In terms of salary offered for various programmes, the university was placed 36th in the United States. Within four months following graduation, 97 percent of Cornell grads received job offers. The employment offer was received by 96 percent of the recipients, with an average base pay of 83,000 USD (63.2 lakhs INR). Cornell University, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp ($67,163 - $126,902), Lockheed Martin Corp ($60,921 - $108,004), J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) ($66,081 - $130,056), and Google, Inc. ($78,000 - $132,665) are among the top recruiters.

QS Ranking

#21 in QS Global University Rankings, 2022

The Ranking

#22 in Times Higher Education Rankings, 2022

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