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.

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.
Jane Lynch (Jane Marie Lynch) Jane Lynch
(Actress)

14 July 1960

Evergreen Park, Illinois, U.S.

American

Cancer

Bill MaherBill Maher

20 January 1956

New York City

American

Capricorn

Bill NyeBill Nye

27 November 1955

Washington, D.C.

American

Sagittarius

Jimmy SmitsJimmy Smits
(Actor)

09 July 1955

Brooklyn, New York, United States

American

Cancer

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

New York City, United States

American

Sagittarius

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut

11 November 1922

11 April 2007

Indianapolis, Indiana,, United States

American

Scorpio

Abraham MaslowAbraham Maslow

01 April 1908

08 June 1970

Brooklyn

American

Aries

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
(Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons)

28 December 1937

Surat

Indian

Capricorn

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
(American novelist)

18 February 1931

Lorain, Ohio

American

Aquarius

Huey LewisHuey Lewis

05 July 1950

New York City

American

Cancer

Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
(Singer)

07 December 1942

16 July 1981

Brooklyn, New York City

American

Sagittarius

Mae JemisonMae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)

17 October 1956

Decatur

American

Libra

Howard HawksHoward Hawks
(Director)

30 May 1896

26 December 1977

Goshen, Indiana, U.S.

American

Gemini

Barbara McClintockBarbara McClintock
(Scientist)

16 June 1902

02 September 1992

Hartford

American

Gemini

Steven WeinbergSteven Weinberg

03 May 1933

New York City, USA

American

Taurus

Alan KeyesAlan Keyes
(Activist)

07 August 1950

Long Island

American

Leo

Richard Alan Meier Richard Meier
(Architect & Abstract Artist)

12 October 1934

Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Libra

Allen FuntAllen Funt
(Television Host)

16 September 1914

05 September 1999

New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Virgo

Isidor Isaac Rabi Isidor Isaac Rabi
(Physicist)

29 July 1898

11 January 1988

Rymanów, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (today Poland)

American

Leo

Joyce BrothersJoyce Brothers
(American psychologist)

20 October 1927

13 May 2013

New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Libra

Pearl BuckPearl Buck
(American writer)

26 June 1892

06 March 1973

Hillsboro

American

Cancer

Robert W HolleyRobert W. Holley
(Biochemist)

28 January 1922

11 February 1993

Urbana, Illinois

American

Aquarius

Nora Stanton Blatch BarneyNora Stanton Blatch Barney
(Civil Engineer, Architect, Women’s Rights Activists)

30 September 1883

18 January 1971

Basingstoke

American

Libra

Olive DennisOlive Dennis
(Civil Engineer)

20 November 1885

05 November 1957

United States of America

American

Scorpio

Kate GleasonKate Gleason
(Mechanical Engineer)

25 November 1865

09 January 1933

Rochester

American

Sagittarius

Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
(Judge, Lawyer)

15 March 1933

Brooklyn

American

Pisces

Keith OlbermannKeith Olbermann
(Television presenter, Writer, Journalist)

27 January 1959

New York City

American

Aquarius

Freeman DysonFreeman Dyson
(Mathematician, Theoretical physicist, Nuclear scientist, Professor)

15 December 1923

Crowthorne

British,American

Sagittarius

Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
(Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Science fiction writer)

08 May 1937

Long Island

American

Taurus

Pearl S. BuckPearl S. Buck
(American writer)

26 June 1892

06 March 1973

Hillsboro, West Virginia, United States

American

Cancer

Harold BloomHarold Bloom
(Literary historian, Writer, Professor, Literary critic, Journalist)

11 July 1930

New York City

American

Cancer

Francis FukuyamaFrancis Fukuyama
(Writer, Political scientist, Blogger, Economist)

27 October 1952

Chicago

American

Scorpio

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
(Political scientist, Diplomat, Politician, Economist, Banker)

22 December 1943

Brooklyn

American

Sagittarius

Henry HeimlichHenry Heimlich
(Physician, University teacher)

03 February 1920

17 December 2016

Wilmington

American

Aquarius

Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
(Writer, Philosopher, University teacher, Translator, Professor, Literary critic)

24 February 1942

Kolkata

Indian

Pisces

Thomas NagelThomas Nagel
(Philosopher, University teacher, Writer)

04 July 1937

Belgrade

American

Cancer

Peter YarrowPeter Yarrow
(Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist)

31 May 1938

Manhattan

American

Gemini

Urie BronfenbrennerUrie Bronfenbrenner
(Psychologist, Academic, University teacher, Writer)

29 April 1917

25 September 2005

Moscow

American

Taurus

Norbert WienerNorbert Wiener
(Mathematician, Autobiographer, University teacher, Psychologist, Computer scientist)

26 November 1894

18 March 1964

Columbia

American

Sagittarius

Margaret Bourke-WhiteMargaret Bourke-White
(Photographer, War photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist)

14 June 1904

27 August 1971

New York City

American

Gemini

Robert MoogRobert Moog
(Inventor, Engineer, University teacher)

23 May 1934

21 August 2005

New York City

American

Gemini

Michael SchwernerMichael Schwerner
(Social Reformer)

06 November 1939

21 June 1964

New York City, New York, United States

American

Scorpio

Lee Teng-huiLee Teng-hui
(Agricultural economist, Politician)

15 January 1923

Taipei

Taiwanese

Capricorn

Robert Tappan MorrisRobert Tappan Morris
(Computer scientist, Scientist, Professor)

08 November 1965

Massachusetts

American

Scorpio

Peter EisenmanPeter Eisenman
(Architect, University teacher)

11 August 1932

Newark

American

Leo

Gad SaadGad Saad

13 October 1964

Beirut

Canadian

Libra

Sandra FlukeSandra Fluke
(Lawyer)

17 April 1981

Saxton, Pennsylvania

American

Aries

Hubert ReevesHubert Reeves
(Popularizer of science, Astrophysicist, Science writer)

13 July 1932

Montreal

Canadian

Cancer

Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
(Engineer, Inventor)

26 November 1876

07 October 1950

Angola

American

Sagittarius

Ken BlanchardKen Blanchard
(Author, Entrepreneur, Writer, Motivational speaker, Consultant)

06 May 1939

City of Orange Township

American

Taurus

Václav KlausVáclav Klaus
(Politician, Economist, Educationist)

19 June 1941

Prague

Czech

Gemini

Thelma SchoonmakerThelma Schoonmaker
(Film editor)

03 January 1940

New York City

American

Capricorn

Ming TsaiMing Tsai
(Restaurateur, Squash player, Actor)

29 March 1964

Newport Beach

American

Aries

Bryan ColangeloBryan Colangelo
(Basketball player)

01 June 1965

Chicago

American

Gemini

Richard PipesRichard Pipes
(Historian, Writer, University teacher)

11 July 1923

Cieszyn

Polish,American

Cancer

Eric W. WeissteinEric W. Weisstein
(Mathematician, Astronomer, Non-fiction writer)

18 March 1969

Bloomington

American

Pisces

David Starr JordanDavid Starr Jordan
(Botanist, Peace activist, Zoologist, Autobiographer, Ichthyologist)

19 January 1851

19 September 1931

Gainesville (village), New York

American

Capricorn

Rick EliceRick Elice
(Actor, Stage actor)

17 November 1956

Manhattan

American

Scorpio

Hu ShihHu Shih
(Diplomat, Professor, Journalist)

17 December 1891

24 February 1962

Shanghai

Taiwanese

Sagittarius

Arthur LaurentsArthur Laurents
(Screenwriter, Librettist, Playwright, Writer)

14 July 1917

05 May 2011

New York City

American

Cancer

Alan KruegerAlan Krueger
(Economist, University teacher)

17 September 1960

Livingston

American

Virgo

Joseph Emilio AbayaJoseph Emilio Abaya
(Politician)

28 May 1966

Kawit, Cavite

Filipino

Gemini

Jack W. SzostakJack W. Szostak
(Biologist, Molecular biologist, Geneticist, Physician, Professor)

09 November 1952

London

Canadian,Polish,American

Scorpio

Peter RevsonPeter Revson
(Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver)

27 February 1939

22 March 1974

New York City

American

Pisces

Hendrik Willem van LoonHendrik Willem van Loon
(Writer, Historian, Journalist, Children's writer)

14 January 1882

11 March 1944

Rotterdam

American

Capricorn

Robert F. EngleRobert F. Engle
(Economist, Statistician, University teacher)

10 November 1942

Syracuse

American

Scorpio

André BalazsAndré Balazs

31 January 1957

Boston

American

Aquarius

Douglas H. GinsburgDouglas H. Ginsburg
(Judge)

25 May 1946

Chicago

American

Gemini

Margaret Floy WashburnMargaret Floy Washburn
(Psychologist)

25 July 1871

29 October 1939

New York City

American

Leo

Tom DeMarcoTom DeMarco
(Writer, Engineer, Computer scientist)

20 August 1940

Hazleton

American

Leo

Wilson GreatbatchWilson Greatbatch
(Engineer, Inventor)

06 September 1919

27 September 2011

Buffalo

British,American

Virgo

George Jean NathanGeorge Jean Nathan
(Journalist, Film critic, Writer)

14 February 1882

08 April 1958

Fort Wayne

American

Aquarius

Lawrence HalprinLawrence Halprin
(Architect)

01 July 1916

25 October 2009

New York City

American

Cancer

Diane AckermanDiane Ackerman
(Poet, Author, Writer)

07 October 1948

Waukegan

American

Libra

Bruce AmesBruce Ames
(Biochemist, University teacher, Chemist)

16 December 1928

New York City

American

Sagittarius

Julian StewardJulian Steward
(Anthropologist)

31 January 1902

06 February 1972

Washington, D.C.

American

Aquarius

Pietro BelluschiPietro Belluschi
(Architect)

18 August 1899

14 February 1994

Ancona

Italian,American

Leo

Val A. BrowningVal A. Browning
(Businessperson)

20 August 1895

16 May 1994

Ogden

American

Leo

Frank RosenblattFrank Rosenblatt
(Psychologist, Computer scientist)

11 July 1928

11 July 1971

New York City

American

Cancer

E.B. WhiteE.B. White
(Writer)

1899 AD

1985 AD

Alexander MeiklejohnAlexander Meiklejohn
(Philosopher)

01 February 1872

17 December 1964

Rochdale

American

Aquarius

Sheldon GlashowSheldon Glashow
(Academic, Physicist, Scientist)

1932 AD

Gregory PincusGregory Pincus
(Biologist, Scientist, Doctor)

1903 AD

1967 AD

Jessie FausetJessie Fauset
(Author, Editor, Poet, Educator, Journalist)

1882 AD

1961 AD

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