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Cornell University, Ithaca
(4.7/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Although it was a challenge to find a parking space in the cold weather, we finally parked at the provided guests parking and walked around the campus well. The buildings were accessible on foot but t...  more »
  • This top-ranked school has a campus any ivy would approve of--beautiful architecture and covered with trees and lakes and waterfalls. Wow. 
  • Cornell University is one of the Ivy League schools but more unique than you might think. A mix of land grant/state and private colleges under one umbrella, a spectacular education, highly diverse stu...  more »
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  • A beautiful, prestigious university campus with quite a bit of history and recognition. It's a great place to walk around or accessible for quickly driving through as well. The campus has museums as well as outdoor features like the Libe Slope Overlook or the suspension bridge. Very pretty, especially in fall.
  • Had a terrific experience there as a student. I loved my teachers, the curriculum, the facilities, the outside environment and much more. Met my wife there and made great life-long friendships. GO BIG RED!
  • Great university, great campus, and a great place to be. The atmosphere is energetic and amazing, things are happening all across campus. Completed my masters at Cornell and it is a life changing experience. Best part is that alumni are active in enriching the overall experience.
  • Beautiful Campus, Excellent Profs with easy access to Ithaca town. Only downside is Ann Coulter went to school here. Small black mark...
  • Beautiful and serene campus. Walking around the entire campus takes around an hour. Make sure you check out three bridges straddling across the gorge.