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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Huey LewisJuly 5, 1950AmericanBest known for his album ‘Sports’, Huey Lewis is the lead singer, musician and lyricist for the band ‘Huey Lewis and the News’
Abraham MaslowApril 1, 1908AmericanAbraham Maslow was a humanistic psychologist best known for his theory of self-actualization
Mae JemisonOctober 17, 1956AmericanMae Carol Jemison is a famous American astronaut who became the first African American astronaut to travel to space
Ratan TataDecember 28, 1937IndianRatan Tata is one of the leading Indian industrialists, ex- Chairman of the largest Indian conglomerate, Tata Group of Companies
Joyce BrothersOctober 20, 1927AmericanJoyce Brothers was one of the most prominent psychologists and a television personality
Olive DennisNovember 20, 1885AmericanOlive Dennis was the first woman to become a member of the American Railway Engineering Association
Harry ChapinDecember 7, 1942AmericanHarry Chapin was an American singer-songwriter and a dedicated humanitarian
Kate GleasonNovember 25, 1865AmericanKate Gleason was the first female member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Alan KeyesAugust 7, 1950AmericanA diplomat, politician and activist, Alan Keyes is known for his contribution towards the Mexico City Policy on anti-abortion, and his presidential run in general elections
Kate SnowMay 10, 1969AmericanKate Snow is a well-known American TV journalist
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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AmericanMarch 15, 1933128 views

Bill Maher

Bill Maher is a well-known American talk show host and political satirist

AmericanJanuary 20, 1956116 views

Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks was one of the greatest American directors

AmericanMay 30, 1896112 views

Isidor Isaac Rabi

Isidor Isaac Rabi was a Poland-born American physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1944

AmericanJuly 29, 1898100 views

Robert W. Holley

Robert W Holley was an American biochemist who discovered the structure of the alanine transfer RNA, linking DNA and protein synthesis.This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, life, research, career, achievements & timeline.

AmericanJanuary 28, 192288 views

Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter is a political commentator and bestselling author known for her controversial commentary

Richard Meier

Richard Alan Meier is an American architect and abstract artist

AmericanOctober 12, 1934152 views

Olive Dennis

Olive Dennis was the first woman to become a member of the American Railway Engineering Association

AmericanNovember 20, 1885165 views

Kate Gleason

Kate Gleason was the first female member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

AmericanNovember 25, 1865157 views

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney

Nora Stanton was the first woman to become a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers

AmericanSeptember 30, 1883154 views