Cornell University

History & Facts

Key Facts about CIPA

  • MPA offered at Cornell since 1946, originally through the School of Business & Public Administration and now through the College of Human Ecology
  • CIPA program established in 1984
  • Core Faculty members: 14
  • Field Faculty members: 107
  • Alumni: 1,187
  • Tuition: $43,185 (2012-13)

Student Statistics

  • Approximate number of applicants each year: 600
  • Average class size: 120 / Average total enrollment: 240
  • Average work experience: 3-4 years
  • Average domestic/international ratio: 50/50
  • Average GRE score: 1300
  • Median GPA of enrolled Fellows: 3.68 (25% have GPAs of 3.9 and above)
  • Male/Female Ratio: 40/60
  • Average Age of CIPA Fellows: 26

Facts about Cornell University

  • 14 distinguished colleges and schools—both public and private
  • 21,000 students and 245,000 living alumni
  • Highly distinguished faculty, including many world leaders in their fields
  • More than 4,000 courses
  • Library system with more than 7 million volumes, 65,000 journals and state-of-the-art online facilities