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Class of 2020 stats

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1. Where are Cornell students from?

Members of the Class of 2020 represent 60 countries and reside in all of the 50 United States plus Washington D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

2. How many students of color are on campus?

Approximately 49 percent of the Class of 2020 identify themselves as U.S. students of color. Of these, more than 21 percent of students identify themselves as American Indian (U.S.), Black (U.S), Hawaiian/Pacific Isle (U.S.) and/or Hispanic/Latina/o. Another 18 percent identify at least one Asian-American heritage.

3. How many first-generation college students are on campus?

11.3 percent of students in the Class of 2020 are the first in their families to attend college.

4. What is the female/male ratio of students for the Class of 2020?

53 percent are female, and 47 percent are male. 

5. How many students qualify for need-based financial aid?

Of the 3,342 full-time students who enrolled as freshmen in the Class of 2020, 41 percent qualified for need-based financial aid. 39.1 percent were awarded need-based grant aid from Cornell sources, with the average need-based grant award from Cornell funds totaling $37,855.

6. What kinds of courses in cultural studies are available?

Cultural studies courses are available throughout the humanities and social sciences.