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The following is a summary of the annual Cornell Register. There are in the university 1306 students (of whom 157 are women), making it one of the four largest colleges in America. The students are divided by classes as follows: Graduates 78, seniors 154, juniors 194, sophomores 315, freshmen 411, specials 50, and in the schools of law and pharmacy 110. New York sends 785, the other states, 469, Massachusetts sending 39. The other countries represented are Canada, Japan, Germany, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Sandwich Islands, Nicaragua, England, France, Honduras, Russia, Switzerland, Trinidad, and the U. S. of Columbia.
The most popular courses are those in engineering and arts. The whole work of the freshman year and most of the sophomore is compulsory; military drill must be taken for the first three years. There are courses leading to nine degrees, and ten graduate courses.
The university grounds consist of 270 acres of which 200 acres are used by the agricultural department. The university buildings, including more than 20 professors' residences, occupy most of the rest of the ground. There are five halls for lectures and recitations of the different departments, besides the Sibley college, consisting mostly of workshops. There are only two dormitories, one for women; most of the students room outside. Besides these buildings the rear eleven museums and nine laboratories of the various departments, and a library containing about 150,000 volumes, and a small gymnasium.
The interest in athletics at Cornell is rapidly increasing. The association has just been given a field with money for grading and laying out base ball and foot ball fields, a track, and tennis courts. There are four athletic directors from each class (the naval, foot ball, base ball and athletic) who elect the captains and officers of their various teams, besides two men, usually of the junior and senior directors to represent the college.
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