Cornell University, a world renowned and diverse Ivy League institution, is a community of scholars known
for intellectual rigor and engaged in deep and broad research, teaching tomorrow’s thought leaders to
think otherwise, care for others, and create and disseminate knowledge with a public purpose. Once called
“the first American university” by educational historian Frederick Rudolph, Cornell represents a distinctive
mix of eminent scholarship and democratic ideals. Free online courses in a variety of subjects can be found,
which can be audited free or students can choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee.