Founded as a private university and the land-grant institution of New York State in 1865, the distinctive blend of public and private colleges continues to make Cornell University the most educationally diverse university in the Ivy League. Cornell University's campus in Ithaca, NY is one of the most beautiful in the nation with 745 acres nestled among woodlands, and waterfalls. Approximate enrollment 19,447. "As a preventive public health measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, campus visitors are prohibited from entering any campus facility, including residence halls. Face coverings are required for all students, faculty, staff and visitors while on campus, both indoors and outdoors. During the fall semester, in-person concerts, events and lectures that involve outside guests will not be held, per the university’s COVID-19 travel and visitor policy. We will notify the community when campus resumes normal operations, including private and group tours. Additional information is available on Cornell’s COVID-19 website."