Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program



Prospective Students

Ithaca, New York

A Place People Feel Passionate About

Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region that are home to Cornell University are a fantastic place to live, work and play, and we are not the only people who think so!

  • Ithaca was ranked #1 for “Emerging Metropolitan Areas” by Sperling’s Best Places July 2011
  • Ithaca ranked #5 in "The 10-Best Cities for Millennials," by and 24/, July 2012
  • Forbes ranked Ithaca 3rd best city for “Finding Employment Right Now,” May, 2012
  • Ithaca ranked America’s “most secure” small town, Farmers Insurance study, Dec. 2011
Kipling theatre


Cornell's Schwartz Center Kiplinger Theatre

This amazing venue hosts concerts, dance recitals, plays, musicals and other events.



Weill Hall

The Cornell campus offers state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge research in virtually all areas of graduate education. Campus-wide Core Facilities and Services are often used by BBS research labs.

AD White


A.D. White Statue

A.D. White was Ezra Cornell's partner in the founding of this great university and served as Cornell's first president. He implement Ezra Cornell's vision of an inclusive and academically diverse institution.

cascadilla creek


Cascadilla Creek

You may have heard Ithaca is Gorges - here is one reason why. Cascadilla Creek Located on the southern edge of  campus contains a series of bucolic waterfalls and a dynamic 1.3 mile gorge walk with many stairs.


Ithaca Farmers' Market

The Ithaca Farmer’s Market is a cooperative with 150 vendors who live within 30 miles of Ithaca, New York. Agricultural vendors grow and offer high quality fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, poultry and dairy products. Food vendors bring a wide variety of freshly baked goods, jellies, honey, and sauces as well as delicious meals to eat at the market. Many talented artists and crafts people sell their exceptional, locally made items.