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When was Cornell founded?
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Cornell University was founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White and opened its doors in 1868. Cornell is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, a member of the Ivy League/Ancient Eight, and a partner of the State University of New York (SUNY). Cornell has been described as the first truly American university because of its founders' revolutionarily egalitarian and practical vision of higher education, and is dedicated to its land-grant mission of outreach and public service.

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