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Cornell University, Ithaca

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Take a tour of Cornell University, the brainchild of Andrew Dickson White and Ezra Cornell. This globally renowned center of learning was founded in 1865, and you can still see many 19th-century buildings, including the iconic McGraw Tower. You can take a guided tours to learn about the university's history, academic programs, and life on campus. Make Cornell University a centerpiece of your Ithaca vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ithaca family vacation planner.
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  • We visited with our son on college scouting trip and the campus and buildings were beautiful. The architecture was the nicest of the 6 colleges we saw on the trip. The libraries were impressive. The b...  more »
  • I was curious to see this place I'd heard so much about, and I found the campus charming and impressive but not pretentious or imposing. It's well cared for but homey. There are plenty of little surpr...  more »
  • Went to see all the gorges in Ithica and ended up in the Campus. Beautiful setting. Would advise going to the Cornell welcome center first to get a detailed map of the Gorges as many of them are on th...  more »
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  • Beautiful campus, people. Nice experience. Worth
  • My daughter has visited several universities before visiting Cornell. Once we arrived and experience its atmosphere, we all knew that Cornell was the place for her.
  • Wonderfully diverse compilation of thoughts and action going on throughout the campus!
  • Superb professors, elegant buildings, fine dining, and boundless natural beauty that complements the students nicely.
  • My daughter attended Harvard. Wonderful school but Cornell was closer. When your child is that gifted, we let them go where they are most comfortable. Couldn't go wrong either way.

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