Cornell University

Cornell University was named as on of America's 25 Most Beautiful College Campuses by Travel + Leisure (June 2021)

Cornell’s campus spans 745 landscaped acres nestled among woodlands, gorges and waterfalls. Founded as a private university in 1865 and a land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell has a distinctive blend of public and private colleges that makes it the most educationally diverse university in the Ivy League. For those interested in learning more and seeing the notable architecture of Cornell's Ithaca campus, you can schedule a public tour through  through the Martin Y. Tang Welcome Center.

Hidden Gem: Cornell Chimesmasters play multiple shows a day in the famous McGraw Tower for the whole campus – and you – to enjoy.

Cornell University offers public programming and events throughout the year including athletics, musical performances, guest speakers, along with numerous cultural events and exhibits. The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell Botanic Gardens, and Cornell Lab of Ornithology are some of the not to miss attractions for anyone visiting Ithaca.

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