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Cornell University

Overall School Rating
11 Ratings

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7 Student Reviews (5 star). See all 11 reviews.

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“Cornell Review”
August 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

-Phenomenal Faculty

-Brilliant Peers

-Challenging and stimulating courses

-Great community

Downers

-Workload can be very heavy

-Winters are quite cold and class is rarely canceled

Comments

The campus is absolutely beautiful--I would definitely recommend going to visit!

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Cornell Undergrad Experience”
May 2018CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Beautiful campus, close-knit community, lots of opportunity for research in sciences, alumni network

Downers

Isolation from major cities. Transportation to Ithaca is always a pain.

Comments

If you come here, don't be afraid to reach out to other interesting people and start a conversation. I learned a ton by having coffee chats with folks.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Cornell - Great School”
October 2017CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Beautiful campus, superior education, very smart colleagues and professors, a lot of great research on campus.

Downers

Difficult to do recruiting from Cornell, intro classes are very large

Comments

Definitely go if you want a great education and ample opportunities coming out of school, just be ready to handle a heavy workload

Would You Recommend

Yes

“If you do well here, you're set.”
January 2016FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Academic rigor, solid research opportunities, lots of clubs, motivated students.

Downers

Ability to AP out of courses seems nice at first, but you miss out on academic rigor and opportunity to meet faculty/students outside your major.

Comments

Don't be afraid to take courses outside your major, even if they might impact your GPA. You'll never have that opportunity to satisfy your curiosity again, and being able to intelligently speak about something outside of your field of expertise is a useful skill for the future.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great Undergraduate Experience and Career Opportunities”
October 2015CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Huge variety of students and academic programs, beautiful campus and surrounding area, great feeder to top BB and Boutiques

Downers

Huge gap between top and bottom performers, far from major cities, not a strong feeder to MBB

Comments

Cornell is a great school to attend if you have a wide range of interests because it legitimately has something for everyone. From applied engineering physics to hotel administration, Cornell has a huge range of highly regarded programs.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Cornell review”
February 2015CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Food, location gives real college feel, meet a lot of undergrads given small town size even though university is largest ivy, Cornell brand is respected worldwide and recognized more than small ivy's.

Downers

Winter, greek life is at times suffocating freshman year but after that is fine

Comments

If you are from a warm place prepare for winter

Would You Recommend

Yes

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

the classes are large and small, depending upon the topic, and the level. professors are accessible thru office hours, it is a competitive school, grading is on a curve, there is notable faculty and some studyabroad and in washington dc and nyc

Quality of Life

average cost of living, nice housing and library. felt safe there, and happy. town is adorable. dining is good.

Admissions

essays on the application; i applied early decision and got it, but they have a defferal to the main pool in the spring, and can offer entry in january and as a sophmore or junior too.

Graduation Year

2004 or earlier

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