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About the Milstein Program

Students in the Milstein Program will spend their academic years at our Ithaca campus, pursuing a broad and rigorous course of study in the liberal arts and sciences, and participating in all the opportunities and activities afforded to undergraduates at Cornell. Two summers will be spent living and learning at Cornell Tech in New York City, with access to leading thinkers and practitioners in technology, industry and design, and all that the city offers.

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How it Works

  • All students will choose a major within the College of Arts and Sciences. Students interested in majoring in computer science will need to double major and choose an additional major within the College.
  • Students in the Milstein Program spend their academic years at our Ithaca campus, pursuing a broad and rigorous course of study in the liberal arts and sciences, and participating in all the opportunities and activities afforded to undergraduates at Cornell.
  • Milstein Program students will spend two summers living at Cornell Tech in New York City. There, they will have access to leading thinkers and practitioners in technology, industry and design, and all that the city offers.

Benefits for Students

  • Courses at Cornell designed especially for Milstein students
  • Mentoring from Milstein faculty directors and fellows in Ithaca and in NYC
  • Newly-designed computer science and technology curriculum
  • Access to ground-breaking speakers and ideas through a campus speaker series
  • Special activities and events for Milstein students, including a student-run club
  • Engaged learning opportunities on campus and in NYC
  • Opportunities for research, internships and study abroad opportunities

Is the Milstein program for me?

As a students in the Milstein program, you understand that you’ll need a diverse set of skills to tackle today’s most challenging issues.   

You might love studying Chaucer, capital markets or Chinese, but you’re also fascinated with technology and data and can see the intersections between all of your interests.

You are curious about the world, willing to take risks in your academic exploration and show leadership and a breadth of activities.