Cornell University (/kɔːrˈnɛl/kor-NEL) is a private and statutory Ivy League research university located in Ithaca, New York. The university was established in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White to teach and contribute to all fields of knowledge, from classics to science, from theory to application. The founding principle of Cornell is the famous quote of the founder Ezra Cornell in 1868: “I will find an institution where everyone can find guidance in any research.”
The university’s main campus on Ithaca is roughly divided into seven undergraduate colleges and seven graduate courses. Each college and department has defined its close-autonomous specific admission standards and academic courses. The university also manages two satellite medical campuses, one in New York City, one in Qatar’s Education City, and Cornell University of Technology, a graduate program that combines technology, business, and creative thinking. The plan was to move from Google’s Chelsea building in New York City to its permanent campus on Roosevelt Island in September 2017.
Cornell University is one of the few private land grant universities in the United States. Among its 7 undergraduate universities, 3 are statutory or contract universities supported by the state through the State University of New York (SUNY) system, including its School of Agriculture and Human Ecology and its School of Labor Relations. Among Cornell University’s graduate schools, only the School of Veterinary Medicine is state-funded. Cornell University is a land grant college that carries out cooperative extension programs in every county in New York State and receives funding for certain educational tasks from New York State every year. Cornell University’s Ithaca campus occupies 745 acres, but considering the Cornell Botanic Garden (more than 4,300 acres) and the land owned by many universities in New York City, it is even larger.