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With a surrounding landscape that includes soaring vistas, mysterious gorges, tumbling waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, gorgeous state parks, elegant wineries, and a scattering of charming villages, Cornell University’s picturesque Ithaca location adds to its charm and mystique. This Ivy-League, private land-grant university is located in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. The natural beauty of this region complements the ornate, eclectic and often historic buildings of the university. Scattered haphazardly along the rolling green hills, the peculiar chaos of the layout only adds to the school’s charm and beauty.
Cornell University was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell. Several buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Andrew Dickson White House (1871), the home built by the first president of the university. Consistently ranking as one of the top universities in the world, Cornell has produced world leaders, a Supreme Court Justice (Ruth Bader Ginsburg), doctors (including former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop and Henry Heimlich, who developed the Heimlich maneuver), and Nobel Prize winning authors, including Pearl S. Buck and Toni Morrison.