Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the top questions asked by students. We will keep updating!


Where is Cornell University located? How do I get to the undergraduate campus? How far is Cornell from New York City?

Cornell is located in Ithaca, a beautiful city in New York. Freshman are provided housing on campus(at North Campus). Ithaca is a 5 hour shortline bus ride from New York City. Shortline bus schedule: You can also take the Campus-to-Campus bus service.


How safe is the campus?

The campus is very safe with a dedicated campus police and special services like blue-light phones all over campus for emergency situations.


What are the winters like?


The winters at Cornell are quite severe and convert the campus into a white wonderland that is to stay. Appropriate clothing and gear is a must.


What resources can I use for planning my schedule for classes?

The following are very useful resources for planning your class schedule and fitting all your classes in your schedule perfectly:


What kind of student clubs can I join at Cornell? Are there any internationally focused clubs at Cornell?

There are many clubs available for students at Cornell, catering to the varied interests of the large student community at Cornell. Yes there are internationally focussed clubs like the ISAA!

Check out Cornell's over 1000 student organizations here!



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