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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. See Cornell University and all Ithaca has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ithaca online attractions planner.
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  • Definitely visit the Library on campus which is very insta worthy and the botanical garden. We drove through the entire. Amours and there are some great views on top of the hill of the lake and city.....  more
    Definitely visit the Library on campus which is very insta worthy and the botanical garden. We drove through the entire. Amours and there are some great views on top of the hill of the lake and city.....  more »
  • Look at the view, need I say more? Cornell's campus is stunning as hell and there's plenty of things to do if you are not a student (which I am in fact, a student LOL). Not trying to be biased here... 
    Look at the view, need I say more? Cornell's campus is stunning as hell and there's plenty of things to do if you are not a student (which I am in fact, a student LOL). Not trying to be biased here...  more »
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  • Cornell University is a private Ivy League university, based in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White. It was founded with the intention to make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics to the sciences, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's founding principles as well. Great place and amazing faculty
  • Arguably one of the most gorgeous collegiate settings in the world. While some campuses rely on architecture solely, Cornell’s beautiful and meaningful architecture both old and modern is set nicely in the stunning natural geography of the Finger Lakes Region.

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