Hi Snajean- It's so nice to see you back on the Cornell board! How is your daughter doing at Bucknell? I hope she's all settled in and happy with her choice. Is she closer to finding a field of study yet? I remember how varied her interests were, ranging from bioengineering to accounting to marketing/advertising! To respond to your post, the ranking that Sucuse 1414 was referring to is the US News ranking.
Utoyxc - AEM is an excellent program. Search this CC site for more comments about it. I would advise you to visit the schools you are interested in and make your decision holistically. Rankings are only a tiny part of the greater picture.
TehRahk - Because AEM is in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, you do have to satisfy an intro biology requirement. For a full list of requirements refer to this page: http://business.aem.cornell.edu/academics/index.htm
Regarding NY residency- it used to be a consideration for students applying to contract schools at Cornell. It's not anymore... here's the link with the explanation. New York Residency?