Ithaca, NY
Cornell University


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Camille
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cornell University is a great school and is certainly incredibly well known for it's academics. There are always more opportu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cornell University is a great school and is certainly incredibly well known for it's academics. There are always more opportunities than you have time for here which is a good problem to have. Cornell is a good investment but as with any school just attending Cornell will not in and by itself make you successful. In fact I would argue that any school including Cornell and any of the other Ivy League schools are just brands that people really associate with success, so its a good 'brand' to invest in but the difference between failure and success in your professional life will always be you, not the school you went to.

Hannah
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I have honestly loved my overall experience at Cornell. I believe that university should be a time to acquire knowledge and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have honestly loved my overall experience at Cornell. I believe that university should be a time to acquire knowledge and better yourself, and the academic environment at Cornell enables this growth. If you enjoy being challenged and enjoy learning more about subjects for which you have passion,I definitely recommend this school!

April
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Coming to Cornell has been one of the best decisions of my life. First off, I cannot exaggerate just how great the location i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Coming to Cornell has been one of the best decisions of my life. First off, I cannot exaggerate just how great the location is; when I was thinking about colleges, I didn't really give this much thought, and that would have been a mistake if I had gone anywhere else. Ithaca is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, and there are plenty of trails to explore it (and, surprisingly, they don't have heavy traffic)! The housing situation, especially past freshmen year, can be a bit of a nightmare. I was lucky to get into Risley (the creative and performing arts house), and I highly recommend checking out other program houses if you're looking for on-campus housing with great communities! The food in pretty much all the dining halls is fantastic (especially relative to other colleges) - if you can afford a meal plan it's definitely worth it. Academically, things can get stressful, but there are plenty of unique and interesting classes that should at least make your semester worthwhile, and most of the professors I've had have been very approachable. There are also plenty of study groups/resources (like the Writing Center) if you feel like you're struggling.

Alyssa
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Cornell University is a ground breaking institution that produces some of the world's greatest citizens. The opportunities th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cornell University is a ground breaking institution that produces some of the world's greatest citizens. The opportunities there are seemingly endless and most students find a niche within the community. However, financial aid is not superb and it is often difficult to get in touch with a person to help you. They are not very helpful in terms of students who are struggling and it makes Cornell seem as though all they care about is money.

Amanda
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I’ve personally enjoyed my experience there. There are a plethora of activities for students together involved in, but the tu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I’ve personally enjoyed my experience there. There are a plethora of activities for students together involved in, but the tuition is pretty expensive. There’s also a concern about depression and suicides among students along with the lack of sufficient mental healthcare, which is pretty unsettling.

rashed
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Jael
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Cornell University is my dream school. It is my home away from home. I learned so much being here so far and Cornell has open...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cornell University is my dream school. It is my home away from home. I learned so much being here so far and Cornell has opened many doors for me in my few years here. The campus and scenary is beautiful. The food is pretty good. The academics are pretty tough but going office hours and having study group sessions help a lot.

Emily
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It's a good school and the people are generally friendly. However, for a school that strives to be tolerant and accepting, it...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good school and the people are generally friendly. However, for a school that strives to be tolerant and accepting, it's one of the least tolerant places I've been to if you don't have the same political opinions. For example, I wouldn't feel safe walking around in Republican gear. There were a few instances of "intolerance" (i.e. one of the fraternities chanting "build the wall" by the Latino program house) last year and now I think the university is going overboard trying to stop these things from happening. On campus housing is pretty safe - I feel comfortable walking back to my dorm alone at 10-11 at night. Off campus housing in Collegetown though, not so much. There were several instances of people being assaulted in the middle of the night there last year. Most of the extracurricular activities I tried to join were so competitive, most people were rejected. Project teams, club sports, etc...the only clubs I could get into were the ones that accept everyone, like SHPE and SWE.

Henry
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I don’t have much experience with the Cornell campus and community, but what I do know makes me feel like I’ll be able to mak...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I don’t have much experience with the Cornell campus and community, but what I do know makes me feel like I’ll be able to make myself at home there. The environment around Cornell is full of nature trails running through the woods and by the rivers. I saw them last summer, when I visited the campus, and it reminded me of Mississauga, Ontario, where I spent my first ten years basically living in the woods. School has made it increasingly difficult to get out of the textbooks for the past few years, so getting back to nature, especially in the winter, is something I’m really looking forward too. While nature is important, I also like the developed parts of Cornell. I’ve never been a fan of sprawling, smoke-filled cities, so the scale of Ithaca, small enough to feel comfortable and relaxed, yet still home to a variety of communities and interests. For me, the food scene is especially important. I had the pleasure of eating at several excellent Ithaca restaurants during my visit, and I remember the shrimp risotto from Moosewood being especially good. Academically, the impression I have of Cornell is significantly more balanced than the computers focused university I expected before my college research and visits. I have found the Cornell students leading campus tours and representatives hosting information sessions to be excellent speakers from a variety of fields, and I am eager to see the campus that help them develop these skills.

Matthew
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Cornell has a big enrollment and because of that there's so much diversity in what you can do and study. There are really int...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cornell has a big enrollment and because of that there's so much diversity in what you can do and study. There are really interesting classes (like Wines) and interesting student groups (like Japanese Taiko drumming ensemble). It's a unique combination of the excellent academics of an Ivy League institution mixed with the incredible opportunity that comes with having such a large and diverse student body.

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  • 14,566
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $50,953
  • Acceptance rate
  • 14%

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