Explore Cornell Hillel

Cornell Hillel is the main gateway for Cornell students to get involved in the many facets of Jewish life on campus. With our students, faculty and staff we continuously strive to create a broadly defined Jewish campus culture, which is intrinsically intertwined with the culture of Cornell University. There are approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate Jewish students at Cornell, comprising 22% of the student body. In addition, there are over 30 different Jewish student organizations, including everything from the Chain Notes to Corneillians for Israel (CFI).

Undergraduate Enrollment

2,500 Jewish Students (15.6%*)
16,071 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

500 Jewish Students (4.9%*)
10,163 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator Yes
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

104West! menus are prepared under the supervision of STAR-K (meat and pareve) and STAR-D (dairy) Kosher Certifications, and Jewish dietary laws are strictly followed with the direction of a resident "Mashgiach," or kosher-food supervisor. Along with meeting kosher dining requirements, 104West! also specializes in Halal, Seventh-day Adventist, vegetarian, vegan, and other diets. Chef J comes up with creative menu options that appeal to a wide range of our Cornell customers.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost

Religious Services

Orthodox services every day of the week in the morning, afternoon and evening. Shabbat Friday night, Saturday morning, and evening for Orthodox . Reform services and Conservative (Shevach) services every Friday night.

Frequency: Daily

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 11%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $65,204
  • Tuition Out-of-State $65,204
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 65% / 10%
  • Greek Life Yes

Related News

Hillel Raises $100M to Mark Centennial

As Hillel, the world’s largest Jewish campus organization, marks 100 years since its founding, a global centennial fundraising effort has now eclipsed $100M raised to enhance the lives of Jewish college students well into the future.

Trips & Experiences

Birthright Israel

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Related Scholarships

Check out some of the scholarships available for Cornell University Jewish undergraduate students.

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Anne Klauber Berson Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to an applicant from Kappa Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Phi (AEPhi). If no applicant meets the specified criteria, the Trustees may award this scholarship to an otherwise qualified applicant.

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Harry Caplan Travel Fellowships

These awards are for juniors who have serious and developed interest in some aspect of the subjects Harry Caplan loved: ancient Greek and Latin cultures; medieval Latin literature, especially drama; ancient Jewish culture; and rhetoric.

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