Cornell University

Ithaca, NY, US

Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Gold - expired 72.62 March 6, 2017 Lisa Kilgore March 7, 2014 Download


Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 21,424
Number of Undergraduate Students 14,261
Number of Graduate Students 7,163
Full-time Equivalent Employees 9,731
Institution type Master
Institutional control Private non-profit
Endowment size 5,272,228,000
Percentage of students that are Residential 57.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 3.0
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 0.0
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.0
Gross square feet of building space 15,611,989.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 1,765,694.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 1,571.0
Acres of undeveloped land 562.0
Climate region Cold

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School Yes Yes
Medical School Yes No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School Yes Yes
Satellite Yes No
Hospital Yes No
Farm Yes (794.0 acres) Yes
Agricultural experiment station Yes (2,467 acres) No

Additional Details

Cornell’s boundary for our STARS submission represents the Ithaca Campus boundary developed by Cornell’s Campus Planning Office during the creation of The Campus Master Plan. Cornell owns and operates other facilities outside of the Ithaca Campus. However, we did not include our outlying operations, such as Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC, to provide alignment with our ACUPCC Climate Action Plan boundary and also our EPA Greenhouse Gas reporting requirements. Details of the Cornell Master Plan for the Ithaca Campus can be found at

Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete
Credit Status
New Student Orientation Not Pursuing
Food Education Not Pursuing
Food and Beverage Purchases Not Pursuing
Confinement-Free Food Purchases Not Pursuing
Vegetarian-Fed Food Purchases Not Pursuing
Hormone-Free Food Purchases Not Pursuing
Seafood Purchases Not Pursuing
Dishware Not Pursuing
Energy Initiatives Not Pursuing
Energy Use by Type Not Pursuing
Procurement Not Pursuing
Bike Sharing Not Pursuing
Water Initiatives Not Pursuing
Endowment Not Pursuing
Sustainability Staffing Not Pursuing

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