Weekly College Spotlight: Cornell University

Weekly College Spotlight: Cornell  University

Written by Michelle Lee

This week’s Ivy League college is Cornell University.

Cornell University was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White. It didn’t open until 1868. There are seven undergraduate colleges and schools, over four-thousand courses, and over one-hundred academic departments. In 2014, approximately 14,000 undergraduates from 50 states and 120 nations, and 37% with multicultural backgrounds got into Cornell. The admittance rate was 14%. Ninety-six  percent of students return after their first year, and 93% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.

Greek life is a norm at clubs at Cornell.

Famous alumni include Bill Nye, an American scientist and television presenter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and songwriter and philanthropist Harry Chapin.  Cornell_logo