Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is Cornell University located? How do I get to the undergraduate campus? How far is Cornell from New York City?

Cornell is located in Ithaca
, a beautiful city in New York. To travel to our campus, there are many options. Ithaca's airport has daily flights to and from Charlotte, NC, Detroit, MI, Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, D.C. Students may also choose to fly into Syracuse, NYan hour from the campus.
Ithaca is a 4-hour drive from New York City. Several bus services operate daily routes between Ithaca and New York City.


2. What are the winters like?

Ithaca has a four-season climate. The winters at Cornell are beautiful, temperatures in January range from 31-33° F /-0.5-1.5° C. Appropriate clothing and gear is a must.


3. How safe is the campus?

The campus is very safe with a dedicated campus police department and special services like blue-light phones all over campus for emergency situations.


 4. What majors or academic programs does Cornell offer?

Cornell offers nearly 80 majors and more than 90 minors, as well as challenging dual-degree programs. For students whose interests don't fit neatly into a pre-existing major, there’s even an opportunity to design an independent course of study or to double major.

To learn more, please see Cornell's Courses of Study website.


5. What kind of student clubs can I join at Cornell? Are there any internationally focused clubs?

There are many clubs available for students at Cornell, catering to the varied interests of the diverse student community at the university. There are many internationally focused clubs, like the International Student Admissions Ambassadors who answer questions from prospective students on this website.

Check out Cornell's over 1000 student organizations here!



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