Ithaca, NY 14853, Top 10 Computer Science USA, Rank – 6, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Cornell University (/kɔrˈnɛl/ kor-nel) is an American private Ivy League and federal land-grant research university located in Ithaca,New York. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge — from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell’s motto, a popular 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”
The university is broadly organized into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions at its main Ithaca campus, with each college and division defining its own admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy. The university also administers two satellite medical campuses, one in New York City and one in Education City, Qatar. Cornell is one of two private land grant universities.[note 1] Of its seven undergraduate colleges, three are state-supported statutory or contract colleges, including its agricultural and veterinary colleges. As a land grant college, it operates a cooperative extension outreach program in every county of New York and receives annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions. The Cornell University Ithaca Campus comprises 745 acres, but in actuality, is much larger due to the Cornell Plantations (more than 4,300 acres) as well as the numerous university owned lands in New York.
Since its founding, Cornell has been a co-educational, non-sectarian institution where admission is offered irrespective of religion or race. Cornell counts more than 245,000 living alumni, 34 Marshall Scholars, 29 Rhodes Scholars and 41 Nobel laureates as affiliated with the university. The student body consists of nearly 14,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students from all 50 American states and 122 countries.
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In 2014, Cornell ranked 9th domestically and 11th internationally in the CWUR rankings. In 2012, Cornell ranked 14th in the QS World University Rankings and 16th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. (in 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings parted ways to produce separate rankings). The university ranked 10th in the 2013 Business Insider Best Colleges in America ranking, 16th in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report National Universities ranking, and 13th globally in an academic ranking of world universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2011. Cornell was ranked 38th nationally and sixth among Ivy League universities in The Washington Monthly‘s 2010 ranking of universities’ contributions to research, community service, and social mobility. In 2006, The Princeton Review reported that Cornell ranked ninth as a “dream college” for high school students and their parents, however the school is not featured in the 2011 top ten list. Newsweek named Cornell the ‘Hottest Ivy’ in its 2007 listing of America’s 25 Hot Schools. Instead of using the traditional school ranking methods, Newsweek offers a snapshot of today’s most interesting colleges according to high school counselors, admissions officers, consultants, students, and parents, who noted Cornell for its emphasis on “problem-solving as well as scholarly debate” and “variety on campus” among other things. Cornell ranked 14th among 300 Best World Universities in 2011 compiled by Human Resources & Labor Review (HRLR) on Measurements of World’s Top 300 Universities Graduates’ Performance . Forbes ranked Cornell 19th in 2013.