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Regional Diversity Map

Cornell attracts students from many states and nations. Compare our regional diversity to other schools at the Chronicle of Higher Ed's website.

A Diverse Community

While Cornell attracts many of the top Iowa students, more than 80 percent come from 47 other states and more than a dozen countries. About 25 percent of each entering class consists of students of color and international students. And students recently listed more than 33 different choices for their spiritual/religious preferences. This diversity contributes to a campus culture that welcomes and celebrates individual and cultural differences.

Student profiles

What is the campus culture at Cornell really like? Find out through the eyes of some of our students as they reflect on their own experiences.


Alex Miller

Mesa, Ariz.

Dandan Qu

Tianjin, China

Miguel Angel Ascencio

Los Angeles, Calif.


Christine Nguyen

Davenport, Iowa

Thu Ra

Yangon, Myanmar

Dominique Hudson

St. Louis, Mo.


Marnel Desir

North Miami Beach, Fla.

Léonie de Jonge

Alscheid, Luxembourg

Max Carleton

St. Louis, Mo.


Catalina Salas

Albuquerque, N.M.

Ariel Harris

Houston, Tex.

Bernard de Wet

Secunda, South Africa


Dzung Le Dang

Hanoi, Vietnam

Morgan Woods

Milwaukee, Wisc.