Visit Cornell University
As an Ivy League school, Cornell University is a cornerstone for Ithaca visitors. Many guests choose our BEST WESTERN University Inn for an unbeatable location, friendly customer service, and access to the free local university shuttle.
Whether you are a prospective student, visiting parent, university faculty or a Big Red fan, we are close to all the resources Cornell has to offer. Embark on the university’s orientation tour, where you’ll see beautiful architecture mesh with natural lakes, waterfalls, and forests. You can also take a general walking tour, where you’ll catch glimpses of college and student life, which include over 900 student clubs, 70 Greek life chapters, and radio and newspaper outlets. Serious visitors will want to take a college intensive information session, where you can learn about Cornell’s eleven undergraduate and graduate colleges that offer over 80 programs of study. You can also arrange to sit in on a class.
Be sure to catch a Cornell Big Red game. The university’s baseball, basketball, football, field hockey, ice hockey, and men’s lacrosse teams are all routine national championship winners and often thrill dedicated fans.
Make the best of your Cornell visit with a retreat to our Best Western hotel. Our rooms are equipped with 42 inches HDTV’s featuring HBO and free Wi-Fi. If you want some of the finest and coziest Ithaca hotel stays, choose our selected rooms equipped with fireplaces and in-room hot tubs. Be sure to enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool, free breakfast and attentive 24-hour service.