Lianna Kardeman '17 is volunteering in Peru working on water sanitation.

Cornell Ranked No. 18 Volunteer-Producing School in Peace Corps Report

Jumping three positions from last year, Cornell was placed 18th among medium-sized schools in the Peace Corps’ annual ranking of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. Cornell’s ranking was a six-way tie with DePaul University, University of Chicago, SUNY Binghamton, Boston College and Elon University. George Washington University ranked first of all medium-sized schools, with 54 undergraduates currently serving. Cornell currently boasts 19 alumni overseas, who are stationed across the globe from Paraguay to Moldova to China and have partaken in projects ranging from clean water engineering, permaculture and irrigation, and high school education. Cornell shares a long-standing history with the Peace Corps, establishing a partnership in 1961 with the organization when it was founded by President John F. Kennedy.