Ithaca, NY
Cornell University


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Sohyeon
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When I first came to Cornell, I was honestly a little disappointed; I hadn't really thought about the location and there wa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When I first came to Cornell, I was honestly a little disappointed; I hadn't really thought about the location and there was a lot of joking about being in the middle of nowhere. But the surrounding town of Ithaca may be suburban/rural, but it is full of charm and has plenty of its own culture to enjoy--plus, it's really beautiful here. It does, however, get cold. Beyond that, the Cornell community is intellectually active and diverse, and has provided me with a dearth of opportunities that I don't think I could have found elsewhere. The interdisciplinary majors and programs at Cornell are a huge plus, and allow a progressive movement in research and study--and have allowed me to really combine a lot of my passions into a focused study. The faculty has always been very accessible and have been extremely helpful in helping me develop my academic career.

Abigail
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I thought Cornell would be super intense and stressful, and I wasn't wrong. However there is so much more than stellar academ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I thought Cornell would be super intense and stressful, and I wasn't wrong. However there is so much more than stellar academics to the school. Most of the professors I've met are incredibly helpful and invested into their students (shout out to Professor Sanderson & Dr. Kelp!); I rarely miss the chance to go to office hours! The food is also has great selection, ranging from sushi to Cornell Dairy ice cream!

Ayesha
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I love Cornell because it is a vibrant community with an astute student body. Every day there is someone that is embracing th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Cornell because it is a vibrant community with an astute student body. Every day there is someone that is embracing the cornelian motto and is going forward to change the world. Through either high end cancer research or project teams, everyone can be seen making a difference. The excellence illuminating off of these students blinds me everyday and reminds me how thankful I am to be apart of this big red family.

Angela
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The academics here are top-notch, particularly for certain majors like Computer Science. The overall atmosphere is difficult ...

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The academics here are top-notch, particularly for certain majors like Computer Science. The overall atmosphere is difficult at times -- the weather does have a real physiological effect, and the seasonal depression coupled with the high pressure can take its toll.

Melyza
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An outstanding institution with friendly faces and incredibly smart professors. Cornell is extremely vigorous, and its studen...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

An outstanding institution with friendly faces and incredibly smart professors. Cornell is extremely vigorous, and its students are not afraid of the unknown or the challenging. The community is very-welcoming and the school spirit is so strong; it is truly remarkable!

Noah
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Disclaimer: I am a student studying Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University with a minor in Economics. In my e...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Disclaimer: I am a student studying Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University with a minor in Economics. In my experience at Cornell, I have found that the academics are top notch. There are issues with travel from the university if you live outside of a driving distance, as Ithaca has a tiny, tiny airport! If you can handle the weather, travel delays, and rigorous (but rewarding) academics... the culture is excellent. People are passionate and energetic- there is a diverse set of people that attend Cornell and there is always someone up for almost whatever you might want to do. Overall, four years later, Cornell has become my home.

Sara
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If one is looking at Cornell University for the academics, they are looking at the right place. Cornell has most any major or...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If one is looking at Cornell University for the academics, they are looking at the right place. Cornell has most any major or minor that one can imagine with very little limitations. It is vert difficult to not find something for everyone. The professors at Cornell are all very intelligent in their field and most are willing to sit down with a random student anytime and just talk to them about their research. Along with that, there are many extra curricular activities for students to be involved in. Whether students join them to further along their future career or to help them relax. The activities range from Greek life all the way to pizza club. How cool is that? Students literally get together, order pizza, and eat it together on a regular basis. If there isn't a club for someone already, it is very easy to start one. While the academics and activities are outstanding, there are definite negatives to Cornell. Starting with the price for food. I bought a can of soup from a store at Cornell that would normally cost $0.59 in a grocery store. I ended up paying $2.39 for it. I'm a broke college student, canned soup is supposed to be inexpensive and accessible, not a luxury! Going along with that, you have to pay for everything including laundry and printing. They're already overpricing their soup, couldn't they at least give us free printing? Either way, Cornell is the place to be when it comes to academics, but if you want cheap soup, you're looking in the wrong place.

Sofany
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At Cornell there are so many opportunities for students! Clubs? There are so many your email will be bombarded by listservs. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

At Cornell there are so many opportunities for students! Clubs? There are so many your email will be bombarded by listservs. Hungry? There is gourmet dining and street food you'll regret in the morning. Seasons? They range from breathtaking to miserable. Academics? You'll learn so much and potentially develop a stress disorder. Sleep? You don't need 8 hours of sleep every night! All in all it is a great school that you will LOVE because of all the opportunities and experiences, and HATE because of the stress-induced anxiety.

Meera
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Cornell University challenges me in every possible way: from working hard to excel academically to becoming an activist for c...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cornell University challenges me in every possible way: from working hard to excel academically to becoming an activist for causes I care about

Daniel
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Cornell will challenge you greatly and there is a lot of stress. It will push you and you have to respond and adapt effective...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cornell will challenge you greatly and there is a lot of stress. It will push you and you have to respond and adapt effectively. The opportunities are tremendous and I am so grateful because Cornell helped me build a lot of confidence in my abilities and potential. You have to find your niche but remain open to new opportunities, people, and experiences. The friendships I made at Cornell are lifelong, the network is strong and will help you, but you have to put the work into your education. It is very supportive but not hand holding. Despite the competitive and stressful environment at times, my experience was once in a lifetime and I have so many fond memories of my time there and so will you. Like many things you have to take advantage of the opportunities and shape your own experience. You will have people rooting for you along the way though.

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