DAY HALL — Scoring three out of four stars, Cornell University was again ranked in the top three in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 List of Best Universities in Tompkins County.
“It’s definitely a testament to the quality of the faculty and dining options we are proud to have at Cornell,” said Vice Assistant Dean of Academic Services Melissa Hart, “I’d say it is probably the best learning experience you can get within a thirty or forty-minute drive from downtown.”
The complex formula employed by U.S. News and World Report includes factors such as number of applicants rejected and faculty salaries. The ranking methodology also looks at school-specific programs and the quantity of research performed.
“It really helped me narrow down my search,” said Victor Mitchell ’20, when prompted to discuss how the University rankings influenced his college decision process. “There are just so many colleges around here, and I really wanted to go to a school with prestige. The U.S. News rankings were very useful in helping me choose the best college in the Ithaca area.”
Cornell also ranked well in several other lists, including “Best Schools Where You Learn to Read Really Good,” and “Top Universities Not Located in New England.”