Our Ithaca campus is again open to visitors, however, at this time, formal campus tours and in-person information sessions are not being offered. As of July 30, 2021, all faculty, staff, students and visitors are required to wear masks while inside campus buildings or facilities, regardless of vaccination status. We regret that due to campus COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to welcome visitors into our classrooms this fall.
The undergraduate admissions offices across Cornell University encourage prospective students, their families and advocates to meet virtually through live sessions and recordings. Please note that Cornell University does not track demonstrated interest. Visiting campus is neither required nor expected of applicants. Students can articulate their fit and interest in the College of Arts & Sciences through the Cornell-specific supplemental essay in their application.
Visit A&S Virtually
Visit us… virtually!
Find out more about the 40 majors you can choose from, the fascinating faculty research projects you can join and the support network of people who will you advise you on your journey in the College of Arts & Sciences. Plus, learn more about how to apply.
Watch our full 4-part information session videos now, or choose the section that interests you most below.
Connect with Us
In addition to viewing our Information Session, we encourage you to:
Explore our curated Google Map of important A&S locations on our Ithaca campus.
Join our mailing list to learn more about Cornell and receive invitations to upcoming virtual events.
Browse the Undergraduate Admissions Office's Frequently Asked Questions.
Reach out to our A&S Student Ambassadors with questions about the student experience.
Call us at 607-255-4833.
Welcome to the center of Cornell
An introduction to the College of Arts & Sciences
As the largest college at Cornell, Arts & Sciences offers you access to an uncommonly diverse range of academic and research opportunities. In addition to our 2,000+ courses, you’ll have access to more than 2,000 additional courses in Cornell’s six other professional and applied colleges and schools.
An innovative and engaged curriculum
Classes that stretch your mind, support for your journey
Faculty in the College create innovative classes that encourage you to explore your interests broadly across the College and throughout Cornell. With up to two years before you declare a major, your educational path will be defined by structured flexibility and guided by your own academic interests.
Advice, mentorship and council
Support for your academic and personal journey
As a student in the College of Arts & Sciences, you will join our community of scholars, known for our intellectual rigor and engaged in deep and broad research. You will also have the chance to take advantage of many unique academic opportunities available only to our students.
As you make your way through Cornell, you will be supported by a faculty advisor, advising dean and student ambassador. Whether your interests are focused or varied, A&S advisors will help you select an inspiring and balanced schedule, and a rewarding college career path.
Time to apply
The application process, and what we look for
Admissions advisors are looking for academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, your commitment to a liberal arts education and your demonstrated record of having a positive impact on your community.
Explore the College
Explore the College
Extraordinary Journeys: The Class of 2021
Explore the extraordinary journeys of this year’s graduates and see how their paths have prepared them not only for a successful and meaningful career, but also for a life well lived. Photos come from the students themselves.
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