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Cornell Tuition & Fees Report

Expensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Cornell University Cost?

Are the tuition & fee charges at Cornell University reasonable when compared to nationwide averages? Find out here. If you're looking for specific information on Cornell costs, you can go to any of the following sections:

How Much Does Cornell Charge for Tuition?

$61,015 In-State Tuition & Fees
$61,015 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

The average tuition and fees at Cornell University for undergraduates was $61,015 a year in 2020-2021. Students from both in state and out of state paid the same price.

Tuition & Fees$60,286$729$61,015

These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

The numbers quoted on this page are all sticker price and don't include any financial aid or scholarships students may qualify for.

How much does Cornell University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do Cornell Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. Cornell University is fairly expensive when compared to other schools across the United States. It's yearly out-of-state tuition and fees costs for undergrads is $61,015. In-state students pay the same as out-of state ones at Cornell.

Take a look at the following chart to see how Cornell University compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

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Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: Cornell University Financial Aid.

Cornell Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

3.40% Tuition Increase
4.00% Fee Increase
$274,578 Est. 4-Year Cost

Cornell tuition and fees have grown about 3.40% annually for the past five years. Tuition grew by 3.40%, and fees grew by 4.00%. This school year, students can expect to pay $65,238 if the growth keeps up.

At this rate, we estimate the total cost of tuition and fees for two years at Cornell to be $132,697, and $274,578 for four years.

These numbers don't include room and board, transportation or books.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at Cornell.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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