About Ithaca

Twenty-three hundred acres at the heart of New York's Finger Lakes region. You'll only understand how much it can hold for you once you see it for yourself.

Our Main Campus

Tradition, Beauty, and Innovation

All the trappings of a traditional college campus—academic buildings and residence halls, libraries and eateries, research labs and facilities—housed in buildings that stand as testimony to our storied past and progressive future. And yet, it's Mother Nature's architecture we think you'll be most impressed by...

Around Ithaca

Fall Creek Gorge and Cascadilla Gorge offer hiking trails on campus
The Ithaca Farmers' Market is a popular weekend destination
The downtown Ithaca Commons offers walkable restaurants and shops
Nearby Cayuga Lake is host to Cornell sailing classes and crew teams

City of Ithaca

A College Town with a Great Heart

Ithaca has been named one of the top 100 places to live, a top 10 recreation city, a best green place to live, and one of the "foodiest" towns in America. For the bustle of city life, head off campus to the Ithaca Commons or Collegetown. Not busy enough? The City of Syracuse is under an hour away, and frequent buses to NYC allow for day trips.