Excellent Overall Diversity
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Cornell University is considered to be highly diverse accross all factors, and is ranked #16 nationwide.
High Ethnic Diversity
Ethnically-diverse college campuses offer students the opportunity to study and collaborate with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
Cornell University is ranked #217 in ethnic diversity nationwide with a student body composition that is far above the national average. When available, the chart below also explores ethnic diversity among the faculty at Cornell.
Fairly Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
Will you feel more comfortable on a campus with a balanced mix of males to females?
At Cornell University, the male to female student ratio is far above the national average of about 40:60 with a student body that is equally balanced. It is ranked at #101 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 7,024 males and 7,258 females. Where available, the chart below also shows the male to female distribution among Cornell's faculty.
Excellent Location Diversity Accross the United States
Would you prefer a college that attracts students from all across the United States, or would you prefer a local college that primarily pulls students from within your home state?
We've derived the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college. 36% of the students attending Cornell University come from within the state. The entire undergraduate body is split among 50 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below. This puts Cornell's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #93.
International Students at Cornell
There is a relatively large community of international students at Cornell University. For more information, see the International Student Page.
What is the Age Range of the Students?
Are you looking for a college where the student body represents a blend of different ages and generations, or would you prefer a college where most students are about your own age?
Traditionally, undergraduate students range in age from 18 to 22. At Cornell University, 67% of students are in this age bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. The bar chart below shows the age distribution of the undergraduate student body at Cornell.