Famous Alumni of Cornell University - Celebrities from Cornell University
Located in Ithaca, New York, Cornell University is a private Ivy League and federal land-grant doctoral university. Being one of three private land-grant universities in the United States and the only one in New York, the beautiful campus sprawls over a wide area of more than 4300 acres, including Cornell Botanic Gardens. One of the main features that make Cornell University stand a class apart is its non-sectarian approach to education, which has created an atmosphere where diversity thrives like never before. Hailing from over 120 countries, the student body comprises of over 21,000 students. Cornell University was deemed 16th in the QS World University Rankings and 19th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the year 2016-17. Essentially being a research university, it is also ranked fourth in the world for individuals who pursue PhDs in engineering and natural sciences at American establishments. The university enjoys a prestigious list of alumni’s who have made it huge, in different walks of life. With 34 Marshall Scholars, 29 Rhodes Scholars, 29 Truman Scholars and 7 Gates Scholars, the numbers speak louder than words about Cornell’s quality of education. Richard Baker, John B. Bell and Lou Abin are some of the prominent alumni’s of the university, who have contributed immensely to various fields of study. Here is a list of notable alumni’s of Cornell University who have been a source of inspiration in their respective areas of expertise.
Check out the list of notable Cornell University alumni. Some of the notable Cornell University students are Bill Maher, Bill Nye, Ann Coulter, Kurt Vonnegut and Abraham Maslow.
The Most Famous Alumni of Cornell University
|Huey Lewis||July 5, 1950||American||Best known for his album ‘Sports’, Huey Lewis is the lead singer, musician and lyricist for the band ‘Huey Lewis and the News’|
|Abraham Maslow||April 1, 1908||American||Abraham Maslow was a humanistic psychologist best known for his theory of self-actualization|
|Mae Jemison||October 17, 1956||American||Mae Carol Jemison is a famous American astronaut who became the first African American astronaut to travel to space|
|Ratan Tata||December 28, 1937||Indian||Ratan Tata is one of the leading Indian industrialists, ex- Chairman of the largest Indian conglomerate, Tata Group of Companies|
|Nora Stanton Blatch Barney||September 30, 1883||American||Nora Stanton was the first woman to become a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers|
|Olive Dennis||November 20, 1885||American||Olive Dennis was the first woman to become a member of the American Railway Engineering Association|
|Joyce Brothers||October 20, 1927||American||Joyce Brothers was one of the most prominent psychologists and a television personality|
|Bill Nye||November 27, 1955||American||Bill Nye is an American television host, scientist, science educator, writer, actor and comedian|
|Harry Chapin||December 7, 1942||American||Harry Chapin was an American singer-songwriter and a dedicated humanitarian|
|Kate Gleason||November 25, 1865||American||Kate Gleason was the first female member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers|