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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

According to its mission statement, "Cornell is a private, Ivy League university and the land-grant university for New York state. Cornell’s mission is to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge, to educate the next generation of global citizens, and to promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Cornell also aims, through public service, to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of New York and others around the world." [Source]

Website: http://www.cornell.edu/

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15,503
Undergraduate
Enrollment
88%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$61,015
Tuition & Fees
(annually)

9:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
0.9%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

NO

Science

NO


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A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.
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Curriculum last evaluated: 7/5/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.