Cornell Rankings and Evaluation

Overview

Cornell University is ranked 14th in National Universities, 19th in World Universities, 2nd in New York Colleges.
Next statements evaluate Cornell University by comparing key academic facts to similar schools.
  • The tuition & fees ($57,222) is very expensive.
  • The acceptance rate (11%) is very lower (extremely difficult to get in).
  • The SAT & ACT scores (1,480 SAT, 34 ACT) is extremely competitive scores.
  • The number of students (23,600) is very large.
  • It offers very diverse area of study (323 programs).
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National Universities
#14 in National Universities
World Universities
#19 in World Universities
New York Colleges
#2 in New York Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees of Cornell are $57,222 and it is very expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University $57,222

All U.S. Colleges $17,692

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges $26,737

4-Years or High Colleges $22,926

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York $27,722

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The 2020 graduate tuition & fees of Cornell are $30,022 and it is relatively expensive compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University $30,022

All U.S. Colleges $18,842

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges $18,688

4-Years or High Colleges $18,848

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York $23,572

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Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of Cornell is 11% and it is very lower (extremely difficult to get in) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University 11%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 66%

4-Years or High Colleges 68%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 68%

Yield (Enrollment Rate)

The yield, also known as enrollment rate, of Cornell is 60% and the yield is higher (eager to enroll) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University 60%

All U.S. Colleges 37%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 35%

4-Years or High Colleges 35%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 43%

SAT Scores

The average SAT score submitted by enrolled students at Cornell is 1,480 and it is extremely competitive scores compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University 1,480

All U.S. Colleges 1,123

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 1,132

4-Years or High Colleges 1,124

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 1,206

ACT Scores

The average ACT score submitted by enrolled students at Cornell is 34 and it is lower compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University 34

All U.S. Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 69

4-Years or High Colleges 68

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 77

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Graduation Rate

The average graduation rate at Cornell is 95% and it is extremely higher (most students completed in-time) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University 95%

All U.S. Colleges 56%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 56%

4-Years or High Colleges 51%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 59%

Retention Rate

The average retention rate at Cornell is 97% and it is extremely higher (most students continue to attend) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University 97%

All U.S. Colleges 69%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 74%

4-Years or High Colleges 73%

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 78%

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Student Population

The total student population at Cornell is 23,600 and its population very large compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University 23,600

All U.S. Colleges 2,931

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 2,477

4-Years or High Colleges 4,686

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 2,948

Financial Aid Amount

The average amount of financial aid received at Cornell is $39,868 which is 69.67% of tuition & fees. The rate of the financial aid over its tuition is higher compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University $39,868

All U.S. Colleges $7,676

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges $16,488

4-Years or High Colleges $12,161

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York $17,399

Student to Faculty Ratio

The students to faculty ratio at Cornell is 9 to 1 and the ratio is very lower (smaller size classes) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University 9 to 1

All U.S. Colleges 15 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 12 to 1

4-Years or High Colleges 14 to 1

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 13 to 1

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Number of Programs

Cornell offers 323 programs and it means very diverse area of study compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University 323

All U.S. Colleges 37

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 45

4-Years or High Colleges 58

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 46

Number of Online Programs

Cornell offers 2 online programs and it means limited online classes compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York.

Cornell University 2

All U.S. Colleges 13

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges 12

4-Years or High Colleges 15

Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years or High Colleges in New York 10

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