Ithaca, NY
Cornell University


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Recent Reviews

Helen
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It's alright. You'll get your Ivy League piece of paper, and like most people want, you'll get to use that to your leverage- ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's alright. You'll get your Ivy League piece of paper, and like most people want, you'll get to use that to your leverage- it's true. You pay for the name. I've met some great people here, but the school itself is a moneysucker. For example, the school can't provide free printing to students but can afford to buy chairs worth 500 dollars each to sprinkle across campus, costing hundred thousands of dollars.

Li
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Cornell University is overall awesome! As an international student, Cornell is the first school I have been in the U.S. I fel...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cornell University is overall awesome! As an international student, Cornell is the first school I have been in the U.S. I felt welcomed here. Either the students here or the teachers here are great. We have various opportunities to participate in either sports, concerts, showcases, or other recreational events. The environment here is also beautiful, with falls, gardens, modern buildings, and historical buildings as well on campus. More importantly, I met wonderful people here. Scholars are open to conversations, we discuss what ever we want inside and outside class.

Camille
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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 nice school in a not-so-nice area. The actual campus is really pretty, built over waterfalls etc but a lot of surround...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a nice school in a not-so-nice area. The actual campus is really pretty, built over waterfalls etc but a lot of surrounding Ithaca is kind of run-down looking. Something that drives me crazy is that a lot of the extracurriculars are super competitive. As an engineering freshman I applied to 4 project teams and a club sport team and got rejected from all of them. The only clubs I could get into were the ones that accept everyone like SHPE and SWE.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $50,953
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