The ILR School from Garden Avenue

ILR’s unique, interdisciplinary curriculum prepares you for careers in business, law, politics, public service and many other fields. Study a broad range of issues critical to every organization, such as leadership, negotiations and policies affecting work and workers. At ILR, you can tailor the curriculum to your interests.

For Undergraduates

Undergraduate Admissions

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ILR School from Tower Road

One major, endless possibilities

The Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) prepares students for leadership positions in law, government, international affairs, public policy, labor relations, business, human resources, economics and more.

Students who are organization leaders, problem solvers and community volunteers find ILR to be a good fit.

At ILR, you can explore various academic interests within one major and discover a wide range of career and graduate school possibilities.

Tuition and Aid

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Financial aid

Students admitted to the ILR School have been selected because of their academic abilities and demonstrated interest in the program, regardless of their ability to afford a Cornell education. Cornell is committed to providing educational opportunity and access, including easing the financial burden for students and parents.

Cornell follows a need-blind admissions policy, which means financial aid is awarded solely based on financial need. Approximately 50% of Cornell’s undergraduate students are receiving aid.

Student Experience

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Students attending an ILR event

One major, endless possibilities

Why ILR?

The ILR School offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares students for leadership positions in business, law, government, international affairs, public policy, labor relations, human resources, nonprofit, and more.


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Applying to ILR

Successful applicants to ILR have a strong record of academic success in high school, have demonstrated their leadership skills in extracurricular activities, and have thought about how the study of ILR fits their academic and career interests.