About Cornell University:

Cornell University (/kɔːrˈnɛl/ kor-NEL) is a private and statutory Ivy League 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, and Cornell Tech, a graduate program that incorporates technology, business, and creative thinking. The program moved from Google's Chelsea Building in New York City to its permanent campus on Roosevelt Island in September 2017. Cornell is one of three private land grant universities in the United States and the only one in New York. Of its seven undergraduate colleges, three are state-supported statutory or contract colleges through the State University of New York (SUNY) system, including its agricultural and human ecology colleges as well as its industrial labor relations school. Of Cornell's graduate schools, only the veterinary college is state-supported. As a land grant college, Cornell 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 is much larger when the Cornell Botanic Gardens (more than 4,300 acres) and the numerous university-owned lands in New York City are considered.



World University Rankings

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ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 6
Engineering 39 37 34 37 49 41 55 67 83 99 115 110
Life Sciences 22 24 25 25 24 21 22 20 18 19 22 22
Medicine 34 27 30 30 36 36 34 34 32 33 35 36
Natural Sciences 25 27 26 31 34 41 44 48 47 47 53 56
Social Sciences 24 26 28 28 30 28 31 38 40 41 41 44

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 16
Chemical Engineering 57 73 103 86 127 143 135 141 163 149
Chemistry 43 41 48 44 72 73 78 86 92 75
Civil Engineering 67 79 117 123 109 148 123 160 199 188
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 37
Computer Science 40 55 47 47 54 43 51 92 131 141
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 19
Electrical Engineering 40 55 35 43 65 76 111 124 143 148
Environment / Ecology - 15 19 14 20 27 29 31 26 36
Geosciences 69 70 86 90 90 86 94 96 97 86
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 33
Materials Science 35 32 47 40 45 56 65 72 79 88
Mathematics 28 53 48 47 57 86 92 104 102 122
Mechanical Engineering 9 17 47 48 69 67 98 106 125 179
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 9
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 14
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 63
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 146 126 140 145 127 132 135 156
Physics 20 26 30 33 34 37 38 47 53 51
Plant & Animal Science - 2 2 2 2 4 4 3 4 5
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 66
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 56
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 44