Prospective Students

The EEB graduate student community at Cornell is one of the friendliest and most collaborative in the country. And it doesn’t hurt that we work with incredible faculty!

If you’re interested in our program, head to our departmental website here for more info. Check out the faculty page for information on the diverse fields we work in. And please do come back to this website for updates on events, from our fantastic graduate Recruitment Weekend to the annual highly competitive Grilled Cheese competition.

If you are interested in graduate school and have a personal background that is underrepresented in STEM, please check out our new Diversity Preview Weekend at Our graduate student community is passionate about increasing diversity in academia. With grads from other departments, we organize an annual event where you can learn about applying to graduate school in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology or related fields.

Want more details? Check out these two pages for all the information you could ever want about life in EEB at Cornell:

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Ithaca (the nitty-gritty of living here)

Life as a Graduate Student (what do we do??)