Cornell University
NYS School of Industrial & Labor Relations

NYS School of Industrial & Labor Relations at Cornell University

NYS School of Industrial & Labor Relations at Cornell University

216 Ives Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-2222

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Finger Lakes Region

2000+ Acres
Campus Size


Industrial & Labor Relations
Sole Undergraduate Major

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 School of Industrial and Labor Relations is the only undergraduate school of its kind in the U.S. The ILR School has a unique program that uses the social sciences to examine the full range of "people" issues faced in the workplace. ILR provides preparation for leadership positions in business, law, politics, social justice and public policy.

The ILR curriculum provides a strong liberal arts foundation through classes in economics, sociology, psychology, history, law and statistics. From there, students can develop their special interests in a number of areas including management, law, human resources, dispute resolution, employee relations, labor economics, organizational behavior and international labor rights.

ILR offers all the advantages of a small school within a comprehensive Ivy League university, with access to everything at Cornell—including 19 libraries, over 800 student organizations, 36 varsity sports and a full calendar of cultural and social events.



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Freshman Profile

Middle 50% of 2020 Freshmen
1390 - 1520
31 - 34

11,000+ ILR Alumni Working as Leaders in Government Nonprofits, and Major Corporations

1 in 2 Fortune 500 Senior HR Leadership Teams have ILR Alumni