Harvard University vs. Cornell University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Ivy League

Harvard University vs. Cornell University

Harvard Universityvs.Cornell University

Both Harvard University and Cornell University are private. Harvard University is located in Cambridge, MA and Cornell University is located in Ithaca, NY.
  • Cornell University has more expensive tuition of $59,282 than Harvard University ($53,968).
  • Harvard University has tighter acceptance rate of 0.051561788082823% than Cornell University (0.12674589170688%).
  • Harvard University has higher SAT scores of 1,520 than Cornell University (1,470).
  • Harvard University is larger with 30,391 students than Cornell University (23,620 students).
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#2 in National Universities
#1 in Massachusetts
Rankings#14 in National Universities
#2 in New York
Private, 4 yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4 years
Cambridge, MALocationIthaca, NY
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$52,257Financial Aid$49,149
$75 undergraduate
$105 graduate
Application Fee$80 undergraduate
$105 graduate
0.051561788082823%Acceptance Rate0.12674589170688%
1,520 SAT, 34 ACTTest Scores1,470 SAT, 34 ACT
Student Population
30,391Total Students23,620
27,933Online Enrollment6,167
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
98%Graduation Rate95%
Transfer-out Rate
76%Retention Rate96%
$139,100Average Earning after Graduation$101,200
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Course (may not Degree Program) Offered for Both Undergraduate and GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Graduate
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,574)
$10,609 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 7,120)
$8,842 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal Plan✔ (14 meals per week)
$5,924 average annual costs
Faculties and Staffs
5 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
2,120 Full-time
335 Part-time
Number of Faculties1,858 Full-time
155 Part-time
16,942 Full-time
2,236 Part-time
Number of Staffs10,405 Full-time
657 Part-time
$188,515 for Faculties
$88,806 Part-time
Average Salary$139,021 for Faculties
$72,821 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020