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There are many reasons why Cornell University is considered one of the best institutions of higher education. The faculty have a distinguished record of academic achievement and research accomplishment which invigorates their teaching. The combination of private colleges with state-supported colleges allows our Ivy League-Land Grant University to offer what are perhaps the most diverse course offerings anywhere: more than 4,000 courses across the university, and 500 within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The university ranks among the top recipients of federal research dollars. The library system is one of the largest in the world (5,000,000 volumes; 60,000 serials), with computer linkage to the National Agricultural Library and other facilities. A large number of bibliographic databases can be searched locally using personal computers and university on-line services. The campus is home to a supercomputer and has many computer facilities readily available to students.

The student body is exceptionally diverse, and is comprised of members from a range of socio-economic backgrounds and cultures. In addition, Cornell is situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, with a campus that is considered by many to be among the most beautiful in the nation. 

Graduates of the Field of Horticulture reflect a commitment to excellence, and currently work in more than 45 countries. Many graduates are located at major teaching and research institutions, while others manage farm operations, work in the extension service, government agencies, or agricultural businesses.