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Cornell University is home to 20,000 students and 2,600 faculty members. It's a city unto itself. The sprawling college campus Cornell Clock Tower, Ithaca, NYencompasses some 260 buildings on a lush 745-acre landscaped hilltop.

Visiting Cornell University Campus

Start your visit to Cornell University with a campus tour, offered daily starting from Day Hall. Other must-see campus locations include the I.M. Pei-designed Johnson Museum of Art, the 4,000+ acre gardens and natural areas of Cornell Plantations, and some of the most dramatic gorges in New York near Bebe Lake and Triphammer Falls. When you are done touring, visit Cornell Dairy Bar to enjoy fresh homemade ice cream right in the city that invented the ice cream sundae

Day and night, Cornell's event calendar is always full, offering a wide array of films, lectures, exhibits, sports and arts events year ‘round:

If you're visiting the school, there are a variety of hotels in Ithaca are available in the area to accommodate visits to this world-renowned university in the Finger Lakes Region.

There is always something interesting happening on Cornell's campus. What else would you expect from a college community large enough to have its own zip code?


More about Cornell University

Bright Idea

America's first electric streetlights were lit on the Cornell Campus in December 1875, making Ithaca the first city in North America with outdoor electric lighting.

Burning Lolita

Novelist Vladimir Nabokov was a little known émigré professor when wrote "Lolita" between semesters at Cornell—and he almost destroyed the novel here in a fiery case of writers block prior to publication. His wife Vera changed literary history when she rescued the manuscript from the incinerator at their rental house on East Seneca St.

Cornell Creations & Discoveries

Brainy on the Hill

Cornell boasts 40 Nobel Prize winners including Pearl S. Buck, Richard Feynman, Hans Bethe and Toni Morrison. Other well-known Cornellians include Carl Sagan, E.B. White, Jane Lynch, Keith Olbermann and Ann Coulter.

Be sure to take a journey across town to the South Hill and visit Ithaca College, where concerts, theater productions, or lectures are scheduled nearly every day throughout the school year.

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