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Cornell University

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Cornell University is a private Ivy League land-grant research university based in Ithaca, New York. The university was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White. Since its founding, Cornell has been a co-educational and non-sectarian institution. As of fall 2022, the student body included over 15,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students from all 50 U.S. states and 130 countries.[4]

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Cornell University
Latin: Universitas Cornelliana
TypePrivate[1] land-grant research university
EstablishedApril 27, 1865; 158 years ago (1865-04-27)
Academic affiliations
Endowment$10.0 billion (2023)[2]
Budget$5.4 billion (2023)[3]
PresidentMartha E. Pollack
ProvostMichael Kotlikoff
Academic staff
1,639 – Ithaca, New York
1,235 – NYC, New York
34 – Doha, Qatar
Students26,284 (Fall 2023)[4]
Undergraduates16,071 (Fall 2023)[4]
Postgraduates10,207 (Fall 2023)[4]
Location, ,
United States

42°27′13″N 76°28′26″W
CampusSmall city[5], 745 acres (301 ha)[citation needed]
Other campuses[6]
ColorsCarnelian red and white[7]
NicknameBig Red
Sporting affiliations
MascotTouchdown the Bear (unofficial)[8]

The university is organized into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate divisions at its main Ithaca campus[9] with each college and division defining its specific admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy. The university also administers three satellite campuses, including two in New York City and one in the Education City region of Qatar.[9]

Cornell is one of the few private land-grant universities in the United States.[lower-alpha 1] Of its seven undergraduate colleges, three are state-supported statutory or contract colleges through the State University of New York system, including its agricultural and human ecology colleges and its industrial labor relations school. Among Cornell's graduate schools, only the veterinary college is state-supported. The main campus of Cornell University in Ithaca spans 745 acres (301 ha).

As of October 2023, there have been 62 Nobel laureates, 4 Turing Award winners, and 1 Fields Medalist affiliated with Cornell. Cornell counts more than 250,000 living alumni and its former and present faculty and alumni include 34 Marshall Scholars,[10] 33 Rhodes Scholars, 29 Truman Scholars, 7 Gates Scholars, 63 Olympic Medalists, 10 current Fortune 500 CEOs, and 35 billionaire alumni.[11][12][13][14][15]

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