Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.
Located in Ithaca, New York, provided the experience of traditional campus college: eateries, residence halls, academic buildings, libraries, and research facilities. But, its natural beauty – the nearby lake, natural waterfalls, and gardens – set the campus apart from others in Ivy League.
Nestled in New York’s Finger Lakes region, Ithaca is a unique college town that is consistently rated as a top area to live, work and study. As the federal land-grant institution for New York state, Cornell has been part of the fabric of Ithaca since our founding in 1865.
Location of Cornell University’s Campus