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.
Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
(Associate Justice of US Supreme Court)

15 March 1933

American

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

American

Bill MaherBill Maher
(Talk Show Host)

20 January 1956

American

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
(Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons)

28 December 1937

Indian

Bill NyeBill Nye

27 November 1955

American

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
(American writer)

11 November 1922

American

Jimmy SmitsJimmy Smits
(Actor)

09 July 1955

American

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

14 July 1960

American

Allen FuntAllen Funt
(Television Host)

16 September 1914

American

Huey LewisHuey Lewis

05 July 1950

American

Abraham MaslowAbraham Maslow

01 April 1908

American

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
(American novelist)

18 February 1931

American

Gabrielle GiffordsGabrielle Giffords
(Political Leader)

08 June 1970

American

Harry ChapinHarry Chapin
(Singer)

07 December 1942

American

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

17 October 1956

American

Kate SnowKate Snow
(TV Journalist)

10 May 1969

American

Howard HawksHoward Hawks
(Director)

30 May 1896

American

Alan KeyesAlan Keyes
(Activist)

07 August 1950

American

Steven WeinbergSteven Weinberg

03 May 1933

American

Barbara McClintockBarbara McClintock
(Scientist)

16 June 1902

American

Joyce BrothersJoyce Brothers
(American psychologist)

20 October 1927

American

Richard Alan Meier Richard Meier
(Architect & Abstract Artist)

12 October 1934

American

Isidor Isaac Rabi Isidor Isaac Rabi
(Physicist)

29 July 1898

American

Robert W HolleyRobert W. Holley
(Biochemist)

28 January 1922

American

Pearl BuckPearl Buck
(American writer)

26 June 1892

American

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

30 September 1883

American

Kate GleasonKate Gleason
(Mechanical Engineer)

25 November 1865

American

Olive DennisOlive Dennis
(Civil Engineer)

20 November 1885

American

Willis CarrierWillis Carrier
(Engineer, Inventor)

26 November 1876

American

Keith OlbermannKeith Olbermann
(Television presenter, Writer, Journalist)

27 January 1959

American

Bryan ColangeloBryan Colangelo
(Basketball player)

01 June 1965

American

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

08 May 1937

American

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

15 December 1923

British,American

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

31 May 1938

American

Pearl S. BuckPearl S. Buck
(American writer)

26 June 1892

American

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

27 October 1952

American

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

11 July 1930

American

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

26 November 1894

American

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

24 February 1942

Indian

Thomas NagelThomas Nagel
(Philosopher, University teacher, Writer)

04 July 1937

American

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

22 December 1943

American

Gad SaadGad Saad

13 October 1964

Canadian

Douglas H. GinsburgDouglas H. Ginsburg
(Judge)

25 May 1946

American

Ming TsaiMing Tsai
(Restaurateur, Squash player, Actor)

29 March 1964

American

Michael SchwernerMichael Schwerner
(Social Reformer)

06 November 1939

American

Henry HeimlichHenry Heimlich
(Physician, University teacher)

03 February 1920

American

Robert MoogRobert Moog
(Inventor, Engineer, University teacher)

23 May 1934

American

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

15 January 1923

Taiwanese

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

29 April 1917

American

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

14 June 1904

American

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

08 November 1965

American

Thelma SchoonmakerThelma Schoonmaker
(Film editor)

03 January 1940

American

Sandra FlukeSandra Fluke
(Lawyer)

17 April 1981

American

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

14 July 1917

American

André BalazsAndré Balazs

31 January 1957

American

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

06 May 1939

American

Richard PipesRichard Pipes
(Historian, Writer, University teacher)

11 July 1923

Polish,American

Václav KlausVáclav Klaus
(Politician, Economist, Educationist)

19 June 1941

Czech

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

19 January 1851

American

Peter EisenmanPeter Eisenman
(Architect, University teacher)

11 August 1932

American

Rick EliceRick Elice
(Actor, Stage actor)

17 November 1956

American

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

27 February 1939

American

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

18 March 1969

American

Hu ShihHu Shih
(Diplomat, Professor, Journalist)

17 December 1891

Taiwanese

Margaret Floy WashburnMargaret Floy Washburn
(Psychologist)

25 July 1871

American

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

13 July 1932

Canadian

Val A. BrowningVal A. Browning
(Businessperson)

20 August 1895

American

Frank RosenblattFrank Rosenblatt
(Psychologist, Computer scientist)

11 July 1928

American

Diane AckermanDiane Ackerman
(Poet, Author, Writer)

07 October 1948

American

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

09 November 1952

Canadian,Polish,British,American

Lawrence HalprinLawrence Halprin
(Architect)

01 July 1916

American

Alan KruegerAlan Krueger
(Economist, University teacher)

17 September 1960

American

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

10 November 1942

American

Tom DeMarcoTom DeMarco
(Writer, Engineer, Computer scientist)

20 August 1940

American

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

14 January 1882

American

Bruce AmesBruce Ames
(Biochemist, University teacher, Chemist)

16 December 1928

American

Pietro BelluschiPietro Belluschi
(Architect)

18 August 1899

Italian,American

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

14 February 1882

American

Joseph Emilio AbayaJoseph Emilio Abaya
(Politician)

28 May 1966

Filipino

Wilson GreatbatchWilson Greatbatch
(Engineer, Inventor)

06 September 1919

British,American

Julian StewardJulian Steward
(Anthropologist)

31 January 1902

American