University description (as per official university website)
Cornell University was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White. Cornell has 14 colleges and schools: seven undergraduate units and four graduate and professional units in Ithaca, two medical graduate and professional units in New York City, and one in Qatar.
Cornell's main campus is in Ithaca, New York, but it also has medical campuses in New York City and in Doha, Qatar, and research, study, and outreach stations and programs throughout the world.
The strategic plan for research at Cornell can be summed up simply: Be the best at what we undertake to do. The research enterprise supports university research priorities: the New Life Sciences; cross-college collaborations; and enabling research areas--computing and information sciences, genomics, advanced materials, and nanoscience.
Cornell offers these undergraduate degrees:
* Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
* Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
* Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
* Five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.)
Students who have earned a bachelor's degree often go on to attend graduate school to study for a:
* Master's degree (M.A. or M.S.)
* Professional degree in business (M.B.A.)
* Professional degree in engineering (M.Eng.)
* Professional degree in law (J.D.)
* Professional degree in medicine (M.D.)*
* Doctoral degree (Ph.D.)
Cornell awards aid on the basis of demonstrated financial need rather than on merit. This allows the university to assist a large number families as equitably as possible.
Financial need can be defined as the difference between the family contribution and the cost of attendance. Financial need is determined by reviewing your aid application forms - the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and your family's most recent income tax returns. The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment reviews each financial aid application.