Ithaca is Gorges
Cornell Biomedical Engineering is co-located with the rest of the Engineering College in Ithaca, NY. Ithaca is a college town located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, right at the foot of Cayuga Lake, and has been ranked by the American Institute for Economic Research as the #1 college town in America for the past three years!
Education is the major business in Ithaca with both Cornell University (21,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 8,000 staff, and 1,500 faculty) and Ithaca College (6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,000 staff, and 700 faculty) located on the sides of hills overlooking the town and lake. The town is a fun, safe, and student-centric community!
There is always something to do in Ithaca! Here are just a few of our favorites:
The Ithaca Commons - art, cafes, dining, and fine retailers
The Commons - a unique pedestrian center lined with some of the city's most interesting architectural facades - is the centerpiece of Ithaca's engaging social and civic life.
Moosewood Restaurant - an internationally-acclaimed restaurant, open since 1973
The Moosewood Collective has been open since 1973, and has authored twelve internationally acclaimed cookbooks!
The Hanger Theatre - a classic and beautiful venue, hosting a variety of shows year-round
The Hanger Theatre is a professional regional theatre presenting full-scale musicals, beloved classics, comedies, dramas, and world premieres.
Treman State Park - Home of one of the 100+ waterfalls of Ithaca - Ithaca IS Gorges!
Take a hike in beautiful Treman State Park - one of the many parks where creeks flow through secluded gorges and drop through spectacular waterfalls leading to Cayuga Lake.
Ithaca has its own airport with commercial flights to Philadelphia, Newark, and Detroit, and similar small airports are located at Binghamton and Corning-Elmira each less than an hour away. If commercial flights don't interest you, you can always learn to fly as one current Ph.D. student is doing! Syracuse has a medium-sized airport located about 1.5 hours away. Philadelphia is about 4 hours and New York City is about 4.5 hours away, and there is extensive bus service.
Bored in Ithaca? Impossible!