College News and Fun Facts: Cornell University
Dragon Day goes up in flames. Every March, Cornell celebrates Dragon Day. First-year architecture students build a giant dragon. They parade it across campus and then light it on fire in the Arts Quad. The 2015 dragon is pictured above. Source
Cornell is the only public-ivy league school. Four of the seven schools that make up Cornell University receive state funding. They include the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Human Ecology, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and College of Veterinary Medicine.
Slope Day brings big names in music to Ithaca. Slope Day celebrates the final day of spring classes with live music. Recent performers at Slope Day include Ludacris, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Pussycat Dolls, Ben Folds, Kanye West, O.A.R., Snoop Dogg, and The Game. Duke Ellington and The Grateful Dead also performed on Slope Day in 1947 and 1977, respectively.
- Color: Carnelian, Grey, and White
- Mascot: Touchdown
- Admit Rate: 10.3% (Class of 2022). Read more
- June 25, 2020
75,000,000. The university owns a 75-million-year-old dinosaur egg. Lucky 13. The university was originally founded as The Baptist Education Society of the State of New York by 13 men who each offered $13 and 13 prayers. Color: Maroon, Grey and … More
- June 24, 2020
One of the premier engineering, science and mathematics colleges in the United States. Source Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1 Source 1 – Most Innovative Schools 2 – Best Undergraduate Engineering Program Color: Gold and Black Mascot: Stag and Athenas Admit Rate: 13% … More
- June 23, 2020
AL GORE: The former vice-president and presidential candidate dropped out of Vanderbilt not once, but twice! Ironically, a man who carved out a space for global warming in the national political agenda was fairly terrible at the sciences according to … More
- June 23, 2020
Dragon Day goes up in flames. Every March, Cornell celebrates Dragon Day. First-year architecture students build a giant dragon. They parade it across campus and then light it on fire in the Arts Quad. The 2015 dragon is pictured above. Source Cornell is … More