Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.
Ithaca Is Gorges
While attending the Quantum Science Summer School, be sure to take some time to explore the surrounding area – Ithaca is one of the best college towns in the country. Located in central New York at the south end of Cayuga Lake (the largest of the Finger Lakes), Ithaca boasts unsurpassed natural beauty in its gorges, state parks, and waterfront. Simply walk down to the Ithaca Commons or to Collegetown and you’ll instantly feel like you’re in a bustling city. Between urban life and alluring countryside, there’s something for everyone to see and do. Learn more at VisitIthaca.com.