Cornell is home to eight undergraduate colleges and schools that offer more than 4,000 courses across 100 academic departments. Its faculty, numbering more than 2,900 worldwide, includes Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and recognized leaders in their respective fields.
Cornell University is both a privately endowed university and the federal land grant institution of New York State. Each individual college and school has its own faculty, academic requirements, and programs.
Cornell is a place where any person can find instruction in any study. From Africana studies to engineering, from human biology to hotel administration, it offers nearly 80 majors and more than 120 minors, as well as challenging dual-degree programs. For students whose interests don't fit neatly into a pre-existing major, there’s even an opportunity to design an independent course of study.
Cornell’s College of Arts & Sciences is the university’s largest undergraduate college. Exploration and an uncommon diversity are the hallmarks of this college’s liberal arts approach.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University is a pioneer of purpose-driven science. CALS has the broad and deep expertise needed to affect real change in the world.
The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning teaches and practices architecture, fine arts, and city and regional planning as creative and powerful forces with the potential to improve the world.
The College of Engineering offers incredible depth, with 14 majors and 20 minors you can explore before declaring your major as a sophomore.
The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University examines human life from scientific, social, and design perspectives. Organized around the themes that profoundly affect individuals, communities, and the institutions that shape our lives, Human Ecology’s academic programs are interdisciplinary and flexible.
The ILR School at Cornell University explores the most pressing issues that affect society, organizations, the economy, and international affairs. Industrial and Labor Relations students develop a solid background in the liberal arts and social sciences with required courses in management, economics, psychology, history, law, government, and statistics.
The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business houses two AACSB-accredited business schools that aid students in pursuing their passions in business. The School of Hotel Administration provides the most relevant, groundbreaking hospitality business education in the world by combining a traditional business foundation with industry expertise. At the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, students take on real global challenges through an immersive, collaborative learning experience. Through both of these schools, students receive the hands-on experience, knowledge, and skills to be successful in impactful businesses.
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York