Cornell University Ithaca, USA

Address:Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Cornell University

Studying at the Cornell University

Cornell University is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As New York’s first federal land-grant institution, the university was founded by Ezra Cornell in 1865 with the vision of an institution “where any person can find instruction in any study.” Years later, Cornell is an institution still holding steadfast to that vision. Located in Ithaca, New York, Cornell has a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, and the world.

The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is an academic powerhouse that unites the strengths of three top-ranked business schools: Dyson, the Nolan School, and Johnson. Together, the schools transcend the traditional boundaries of business education and research to transform critical thinking into practical solutions. The college is home to several specialized master’s programs that prioritize industry-specific curriculum that allow you to tailor your business education to your individual ambitions.

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The Location

Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, NY provides all of the experiences of a traditional college campus, set against the backdrop of a beautiful, welcoming city. Nestled in New York’s Finger Lakes region, Ithaca is a unique college town that is consistently rated as a top area to live, work, and study. As the federal land-grant institution for New York state, Cornell has been a part of the fabric of Ithaca since its founding in 1865. Collegetown and the Ithaca Commons are only a short distance from campus, offering a city atmosphere with an array of shopping, restaurants, cultural activities, and nightlife.

Financial Aid

At Cornell, tuition costs and financial support varies within fields and degree programs. The Graduate School collaborates with the Office of Financial Aid to assist students in finding suitable funding resources for their studies which includes assistantships, internal fellowships, external fellowships and grants, and federally funded loan programs.

Additional information about costs can be found at the Graduate School’s Financial Support page.


The SC Johnson College of Business has repeatedly been regarded as a top-ranked business school within the United States. The college has been recognized as a Top 15 Business School by U.S. News & World Report for 2023. In addition, the college has been regarded by other notable publications and organizations such as the Financial Times, Business Insider, Fintech, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Poets & Quants.


Cornell University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921 and was most recently reaffirmed in 2021. While accreditation is voluntary, it is required in order for students to gain access to federal funds including student grants and loans. Cornell’s official Statement of Accreditation Status is maintained at the Middle States website.

Why to study here

Cornell’s mission is to discover, preserve and disseminate knowledge to educate the next generation of global citizens while promoting a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Cornell also aims, through public service, to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of New York, and others around the world.

Students within the university’s SC Johnson College of Business gain the strength of three top-ranked business schools that aim to enhance innovation across industries through collaboration. Students will also grow their network through connection with peers, award-winning faculty, industry professionals, and alumni. Access to exclusive events, guests, speakers, and travel grants our students plenty of opportunity to expand their resume and explore a wide variety of future career options.