Cornell University has consistently been ranked among the best universities in the nation for academics, value, and diversity. US News & World Report rated Cornell as the #10 Best Value University in the nation, and as the #8 University in the nation for economic diversity. Cornell has a rich history of progressive thinking.
The CIPA program was officially established in 1984 and is committed to educating students to be change-makers across the government, private, and nonprofit sectors. CIPA students are taught to think creatively and to passionately confront the world’s most challenging public policy issues.
Cornell University’s main campus is in Ithaca, New York, located in the heart of the beautiful Upstate New York Finger Lakes region, just a 4½ hour drive from New York City. Ithaca has been named one of the top 100 places to live, a top 10 recreation city, a best green place to live, and one of the best towns to eat in, in America. It’s conveniently located within driving distance to many major city centers including, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Toronto and Boston.