( ) is an Ivy League university
located in Ithaca
, New York
, United States. It is a private land-grant university
, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell
and Andrew Dickson White
, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics
to the sciences
and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's motto, an 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study." Since its founding, Cornell has also been a co-educational
institution where admission is offered irrespective of religion or race.
<!--- This line was removed because it is a useless summary of Cornell. Cornell also offers programs in culinary arts, architecture, fashion design, and horticulture. Cornell offers programs in liberal arts
and veterinary medicine
. --->The university is broadly organized into seven undergraduate
colleges and seven graduate
divisions at its main Ithaca campus, with each college and division defining its own admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy. The university also administers two satellite medical campuses, one in New York......