| University History
Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York is a private institution and statutory Ivy League research university that was founded in 1865. 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. It was originally established as a non-sectarian educational institution and opened a wide range of curricula for the areas it deemed useful. These ideals are captured in Cornell's founding principle, a popular 1868 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would find an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."
From the beginning, the university was committed to educating women, with the first female student entering in the fall of 1870. It has become the oldest coeducational university in the United States.
| University Information
The main campus is located on the East Hill of Ithaca, 90km south of Syracuse, famous for its beautiful botanical garden. The campus in Manhattan, New York City, has a medical school and more. One of Cornell University's oldest traditions is the Dragon Day. During the Dragon Day, first-year architecture students parades across campus.
Notable alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, author E.B. White and Bill Nye, the "Science Guy." Hotel Management and alumni are also in the hotel industry in the US and around the world.
Cornell University is ranked #16 in National Universities. Acceptance rates at Cornell University are very low, with only 13% of applicants admitted in 2017. Its tuition and fees are $55,188 (2018-19).