Cornell University

Cornell Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual analyzed the data to learn how diverse the standard college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Read the Cornell diversity report below.

Cornell Student Population

How Many Students Attend Cornell University?

Cornell total enrollment is approximately 24,027 students.

15,038 are undergraduates and 8,883 are graduate students.

Cornell Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Cornell undergraduate population is made up of 54% women, and 46% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Cornell Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,354
Asian 2,978
Hispanic 2,079
International 1,618
Unknown 1,208
Black or African American 999
Multi-Ethnic 742
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 15

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Cornell Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 47% of full-time grad students are women, and 53% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Cornell Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
International 4,122
White 2,630
Asian 720
Unknown 477
Hispanic 470
Black or African American 272
Multi-Ethnic 170
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 7

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Cornell achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #21 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  21 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  99.43 out of 100
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This college ranks above average in overall diversity, which means there is high variety on campus in racial/ethnic diversity, ages, gender, and location.

How Does Cornell Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Cornell is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Cornell is ranked 203 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  203 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  94.67 out of 100
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High racial diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

Cornell Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 8,063
International 5,741
Asian 3,709
Hispanic 2,556
Unknown 1,686
Black or African American 1,274
Multi-Ethnic 916
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 22

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Cornell University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 8,604
Asian 669
Black or African American 342
Multi-Ethnic 112
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 9
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Cornell ranks 448 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  448 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  88.20 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 12,328 female students and 11,699 male students at Cornell.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Cornell is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  95.44 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 5,604 female teachers and 5,115 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 5% in Geographic Diversity
64.84% Out of State
11.04% Out of the Country

Cornell ranks 91 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

64.84% of Cornell students come from out of state, and 11.04% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  95 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 46 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
New York 965
California 272
New Jersey 251
Pennsylvania 139
Massachusetts 139

International Students at Cornell

Students from 120 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and Canada.

Learn more about international students at Cornell.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
59.85% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  72.66 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Cornell, 59.85% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 7,099
18-19 6,676
22-24 3,674
25-29 3,275
30-34 1,180
35 and over 739
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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