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.
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).
*Percent of population
*Percent of population
- Served by Hillel Yes
- Religious Services Available Yes
- Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus Yes
- Kosher Food Available Yes
- Birthright Israel Participation Yes
- Alt Break Participation No
- Jewish Studies Offered Yes
- Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor
- Study Abroad in Israel Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
- Israel Fellow Yes
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
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.
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
Trips & Experiences
Check out some of the scholarships available for Cornell University Jewish undergraduate students.
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.
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.
The Hillel College Guide aims to provide you with a snapshot of each local Hillel’s makeup and offerings. We recognize that there may be more information you need in order to better understand the campus reality, particularly around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. If you would like additional information about a given campus’ offerings or action steps in those areas, please reach out to us at [email protected].