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Founded 1865 By Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White.
Opened 1868 Morrill Hall was the first building constructed on the main Ithaca campus, which today includes 628 buildings on more than 2000 acres.
Identity Public & Private Cornell is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, a member of the Ivy League/Ancient Eight, and a partner of the State University of New York. It has been described as the first truly American university because of its founders' revolutionarily egalitarian and practical vision of higher education, and is dedicated to its land-grant mission of outreach and public service.
Colleges & Schools 14 Seven undergraduate units and four graduate and professional units in Ithaca, two medical graduate and professional units in New York City, and one in Doha, Qatar. The Cornell Tech campus in New York City is the latest addition.
Green College Rank 6 With its wide-ranging, universitywide endeavors to make our little blue planet a more verdant place, Cornell University ranked No. 6 in the 2015 Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges released April 16.

Faculty and Staff, Fall 2015

* Regular full-time and part-time professorial faculty members.

** Regular full-time and part-time non-professorial-faculty academic employees (instruction, research, extension, and library) and regular full-time and part-time nonacademic employee
Faculty *1,648
Staff **8,109

Student Enrollment, Fall 2015*

* On-campus and off-campus registrants; includes participants in one-semester or two-semester study-abroad programs or other temporary off-campus activities, and participants in employee degree programs.
Undergraduate 14,315
Graduate 5,265
Professional 2,324
Total university 21,904

Student Gender, Ethnicity and Citizenship, Fall 2015*

*Based on students in entering classes only.

** Combined percentage of self-declared African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in the U.S. citizen/legal resident portion of the student population. Actual counts may be higher, as some minorities do not report ethnic status.
Female Male Minority** International
Undergraduates 52% 48% 41% 10%
Graduates 44% 56% 15% 48%
Professional 42% 58% 26% 30%

Student Region of Origin, Fall 2015*

* Ithaca campus only. Includes undergraduate, graduate, and professional sudents. Ithaca campus only (includes Cornell Tech). Student home region at time of matriculation. "Middle States" region includes Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Washington D.C.
New York State 26%
Middle States 14%
New England 8%
Midwest 7%
South 8%
Southwest 3%
West 12%
Territories 0%
USA, Unknown 0%
International 21%

Degrees Granted, 2014-2015*

* Academic year includes degrees granted from July 1 through June 30. Ithaca campus only.
Bachelor's degrees 3,674
Master's degrees 2,428
PhD, JSD and DMA 487
D.V.M. 95
J.D. 183
Total university 6,867

National University Rankings

BusinessWeek 3 Bloomberg Business Week: "Top Undergraduate Programs 2014" published April 4, 2014.
U.S. News & World Report 15 U.S. News & World Report: "Best Colleges National Universities Rankings".

*Graduate Programs Rankings

* U.S. News and World Report's 2016 "Best Graduate Schools" report, released March 10.
Master of Architecture 5
Biological/Agricultural Engineering 6
Materials Science 8
Mechanical Engineering 8
Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering 8
Civil Engineering 9
Computer Engineering 9
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 10
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering 10
Master of Business Administration 12
Law 13
International Law 15
Medical - Research 18
Medical - Primary Care 49