Cornell University
NYS College of Human Ecology

NYS College of Human Ecology at Cornell University

NYS College of Human Ecology at Cornell University

170 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-5471

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Finger Lakes Region

2000+ Acres
Campus Size


73% Undergraduates who Participate in Research

Clubs and Activities

Nobel Laureates


Cornell University is the land-grant university for New York State. It is home to four contract colleges and schools that were created by an Act of the New York State Legislature. Each contract college enjoys the benefits of being part of a private, Ivy League university, while being connected to The State University of New York.

The land-grant mission of the university includes a commitment to make contributions in all fields of knowledge to help improve the quality of life in the state, the nation, the world. In return, the state contributes a portion of the operating expenses of the contract colleges. This allows the contract colleges to keep the cost of tuition lower for New York State residents, making their Cornell degrees more affordable.


The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University examines human life from a scientific, social and aesthetic perspective.

By blending academic disciplines with a global point of view, students and faculty use their knowledge to explore and develop solutions to contemporary human issues.

Students explore liberal arts disciplines including biology, chemistry, economics, psychology and sociology, and apply their knowledge in fields such as health, design, nutrition, public policy and marketing. Students are prepared for medical, law or other graduate programs, and for careers in business, education, communications or other fields of health and human services.

Students enjoy the resources of an Ivy League university and the advantages of a small school in upstate New York. Undergraduate research and study away opportunities abound. Attending a Human Ecology information session during scheduled times is strongly recommended.



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Freshman Profile

Middle 50% for 2020 Freshmen
1450 - 1540
33 - 35