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CALS Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance into the Class of 2024 at Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)!  You should be extremely proud of this accomplishment, and we hope you will make CALS and Cornell University your home for the next four years.


Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, sadly, we are not able to welcome you to Cornell's beautiful campus in our traditional fashion; however, we are committed to providing you with ample opportunities to "virtually" see Cornell.  Please explore CALS through our newly created Admitted Students pages. 


Check back regularly for new and updated information!

Hear From Current CALS Students


Lilia Zertuche ‘20

Hometown: Waco, TX

Major: International Agriculture and Rural Development


#mycalsmoment was a class I took on sustainable agriculture that included visiting a different farm in the Ithaca area every week. The weekly field trips were such a cool way to get off campus and see more of upstate New York as someone who isn't from the area. I also really enjoyed talking to farmers and hearing their stories. I really appreciate that CALS offers a range of unique classes that involve both classroom instruction as well as hands-on experiences as it has greatly enriched my college career!


Ryan Graff ‘20

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Major: Food Science

Minors: Nutritional Sciences, Business for the Life Sciences


#mycalsmoment was a summer internship I had with Cornell Cooperative Extension in northern New York, where I worked to provide cost-benefit analysis for prospective winery and vineyard owners. I created an interactive spreadsheet to help develop effective strategies for establishing future wineries as well as expanding the existing ones in the area. Not only did I have an opportunity to explore my own interests, but I was also creating something that hopefully will benefit the community I was working in.


Jenna Winocur ‘21

Hometown: Denver, CO

Major: Social Entrepreneurship (Interdisciplinary)

Minors: Business, International Development Studies, Inequality Studies, Education


#mycalsmoment was being selected as a CALS Global Fellow this past summer and having the opportunity to work as an intern at a company in Bangkok, Thailand! It was the most incredible summer of my life and I'm so grateful I had such a memorable and impactful abroad experience at Cornell.


Lily Woolf ‘21

Hometown: Chappaqua, NY

Major: Biological Engineering

Minor: Biomedical Engineering


#mycalsmoment was spending time at Cornell EMS, which is one of the most rewarding parts of my experience at Cornell. I have met incredible people from all corners of the Cornell community and been able to develop strong leadership skills. I am so thankful for this opportunity to gain hands-on experience in emergency medicine and share that with some of my best friends.


Jabril Mohamed ‘20

Hometown: Springfield, VA

Major: Biological Sciences

Minors: Inequality Studies; Environment & Sustainability


#mycalsmoment was attending my first visiting speaker's talk hosted by the Center for the Study of Inequality, where I learned about racial disparities in health and bonded with students from entirely different backgrounds (like Barbara, Engineering, CEE '20)! I'm grateful for opportunities like this one, and the many others facilitated through the CALS Inequality Studies minor, for equipping me with the knowledge and offering me the chances to be a part of the Cornell and Ithaca community!


Tanmay Bansal ‘21

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Major: Information Science


#mycalsmoment was when I took an impromptu hiking trip to the Botanical Gardens with someone I'd just met from a different country, just two weeks into freshman year. We walked around all day and bonded while beautiful sights surrounded us - it's one of my favorite memories of Cornell thus far!

Female student standing in front of a window
Male student standing in a vineyard
Female student petting an elephant
Female student standing next to an EMT truck in her EMS gear
Two students smiling in a selfie
Student walking down a wooded trail

Weren't Able To Visit Campus?

Now you can explore Cornell CALS' beautiful campus through interactive maps created just for you by CALS Earth and Atmospheric Science major Savannah Ferretti '20.

Connect with CALS Admissions

Have questions about next steps, study abroad, research opportunities or pre-enrollment?

Join us for a live Q&A for our admitted students!

  • CUontheHill chat for Environmental Science students- April 22nd from 2-3pm (ET)
  • CUontheHill chat for Life Science students (including pre-med and pre-vet)- April 24th from 4-5pm (ET)
  • CUontheHill chat for Agriculture and Food Science students- April 24th from 2-3pm (ET)
  • CUontheHill chat for Social Science students- April 27th from 6-7pm (ET)