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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.

Jenna
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Cornell is the perfect work hard play hard school. It is academically very rigorous, but there are plenty of fun things to do...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cornell is the perfect work hard play hard school. It is academically very rigorous, but there are plenty of fun things to do everyday. Most students are very involved and participate in at least one extracurricular. People here are very driven, so it is a great environment to be in. The alumni resources are amazing.

Amy
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It has a very intellectual, academic atmosphere, but the workload is not constantly stressful. It may be hard to figure out y...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It has a very intellectual, academic atmosphere, but the workload is not constantly stressful. It may be hard to figure out your interests early on, as it is easy to get lost in the sea of students, especially in large classes. The weather is pretty dreary, and the ground is super hilly, but you can still enjoy yourself.

David
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Cornell is a great university. Anyone who comes here can find people doing what they are interested in, and the majority of p...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Cornell is a great university. Anyone who comes here can find people doing what they are interested in, and the majority of people I have met are friendly and accepting. The academics here are top notch, and while I have had a bad teacher or two, the vast majority are excellent and easy to talk to when I needed help. The food is excellent: even the worst dining halls are good, they're just not as good as the best on campus.

Etinosa
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Personally, I kind of hate it. One thing that I didn't know would be such a big thing for me is location. It is very much in ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Personally, I kind of hate it. One thing that I didn't know would be such a big thing for me is location. It is very much in the middle of nowhere, and there's not much to do in Ithaca. If you enjoy the rural areas--especially scenic places--Ithaca would be a good fit. However, I realize that rural settings are just not my cup of tea. Another thing I have found to be extremely difficult is making friends. I am a pretty socially-engaging person, so it is baffling me how I am in my third year and have a total of about 3 inconsistent friends. I won't say that the school is "cliche-y", because honestly, that describes just about any and every social setting. And it may be just me, but something about the general vibe of people on campus just hasn't fit for me. And I am not familiar with other college campuses, so it may just be a college thing, but our campus is very overtly segregated. It's interesting (and actually very disheartening) for me, considering I usually seek to explore all types of friend groups. However on campus, it's like people only associate with those of the same race/ethnicity as them, and if you're not doing that, it is looked upon as odd. I'm not complaining--I made my bed, so I am lying in it. Plus, Cornell is considered to be of high "prestige", and provides me with an excellent education, which I am ever grateful for. Other positives about the school that I can point out include the amount of RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES made available to students (the university does a VERY good job of this; if you put in your due diligence, you can benefit from many of them), as well as the vast number of extracurriculars that students can engage themselves in. However, if I had to choose again, there's no doubt in my mind that I would not make the same choice.

Emma
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I love this school. Not only is there a beautiful campus (with all four seasons!), but the education that Cornellians get is ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this school. Not only is there a beautiful campus (with all four seasons!), but the education that Cornellians get is unparalleled. The classes students take push them to dig deeper, think harder, explore more. There's also a thriving social life, and there are activities and organizations to suit every taste and interest.

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