Four women jumping in celebration
Congrats Class of 2025

Admitted Students

When our admissions committee read through over 30,000 applications this year, yours stood out. Put simply, we recognized something special in you. We believe you will contribute much to our community, and that Cornell has much to offer you in return.

Get ready to expand your life and experience beyond the classroom, and to let your curiosity drive your ambitions. The College of Arts & Sciences embodies Ezra Cornell’s founding vision where "any person can find instruction in any study."

Welcome to our Big Red Family, and congratulations!

 Dean Ray Jayawardhana

The liberal arts education you'll receive at Cornell will give you all the perspective, confidence and skills you'll need to make a difference in our ever-changing world. You and your classmates in the Class of 2025 will make scientific breakthroughs, write great literature, find cures to diseases, develop new technologies and contribute to governance and policymaking at the highest levels. It's exciting for me to think of all that you will discover during your four years here.

Our faculty and advisors are here to support you, empower you, and root for your success. You will also develop deep friendships with fellow students and will create a true community within our college and across all of Cornell that will open doors for you, wherever your path leads.

Ray Jayawardhana, The Harold Tanner Dean of Arts & Sciences

Why Arts and Sciences

Why A&S at Cornell?

Next Steps

Taking the next step...

Join us @CornellCAS

Follow us on Instagram to find out what it’s really like to be a student in Arts & Sciences and see the beautiful campus we call home. 

Connect with A&S

Connect with A&S

Learn More & Connect

Finding your place

Digital swag

Until we can meet on the Cornell campus in Ithaca, celebrate virtually with our A&S Class of 2025 celebratory swag. Download Zoom and desktop backgrounds, and posts for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter here.

Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey

Students in the College of Arts & Sciences follow their own pathways to discovery during their time at Cornell. Meet a few of our most recent graduates to find out about the classes, activities, friends and professors who made their experiences here transformational.

A&S Ampresand

Why the ampersand?

You might think that you need to make a choice: small liberal arts college or large research university? But the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell offers you the best of both worlds: a superb and flexible liberal arts education and the extensive resources and opportunities of an internationally renowned research institution. The scope of these unprecedented opportunities is captured by the ampersand (&) that joins the liberal arts and the sciences in our name, and symbolizes our College of Arts & Sciences.