Cornell University is an educational institution that offers undergraduate majors, graduate, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs. Cornell has seven undergraduate colleges; a graduate school; professional-degree schools in business management, medicine, law, and veterinary medicine; and affiliated faculty units. Cornell University was founded in 1865 and is based in Ithaca, New York.
Today's Cornell reflects this heritage of egalitarian excellence. Both a private university and the land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University is the most educationally diverse member of the Ivy League. Cornell University's colleges, schools, and other academic units offer more than 4,000 courses, 70 undergraduate majors, 93 graduate fields of study, undergraduate and advanced degrees, and continuing education and outreach programs.
Research at Cornell University improves the lives of people across our region, nation and world. We are a global leader in delivering research with practical and profound results. Cornell is a powerhouse in the sciences and humanities, guided by a long tradition of serving the public at home and around the world. From the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside or from nano scale to the vastness of deep space or the history of humankind, our researchers and scholars translate discovery into meaningful, measurable change for the better.