Location
Ithaca, NY
Undergrads
14,245
Tuition
$43,413
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 1361 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's a long and strenuous process but the money they give is worth the effort.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They're not too strict yet not too lenient on policies and from my awareness of other schools, they are average.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: The all-you-can eat facilities are my favorite because they have so many choices. Dining on central campus would be better if they had facilities that accepted "meal-swipes."

4 College Senior

Facilities: There are lots of libraries and the quads are great green spaces. The athletic facilities are top notch for both varsity athletes and regular students.

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5 College Senior

Facilities: Cornell gives its students the opportunity to succeed in every aspect of life: from academics to social life. The scenery is amazing and the buildings around campus are unique and beautiful. Visit in the summer and I guarantee you'll fall in love.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The housing lottery system sucks, but the dorms are pretty nice, especially West Campus dorms.

1 College Senior

Weather: The weather usually sucks but nice in the summer.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Girls are too busy for serious relationships.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Strict and cracking down on underage drinking.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: I always have a pretty good time.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Historical venues such as Lynah and Schoellkopf.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Not bad, but not always the most knowledgeable.

4 College Senior

Diversity: The student body is extremely diverse.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Parking: Not enough parking and it's too expensive.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Try to make all of the deadlines.

3 College Freshman

Weather: People complain too much about Ithaca weather. It's honestly not that bad. It gets cold during the winter and it snows a lot, but roads are kept in good conditions. I can still get to class and engage in my daily activities without problems. During the fall/spring, the weather is fine.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing varies greatly. My current dorm is rather far away from my classes, but has a great community, few rules, and is spacious. Overall, most people form close bonds with people in their campus houses. From what I have seen, the houses are usually kept in good condition.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A fair amount of students use alcohol and other drugs, but still less than half. I have not engaged in these activities and my social life has been fine.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't party or go to Greek houses much. A significant portion of the undergraduate population is involved in Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I don't actually know much about my friends' sexual orientation and economic/religious background. There are many international students here. I have not encountered any problems regarding acceptance of these people.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy the academics and social life around my school. It is very large, but buses aid with the transportation.
The largest problem I have with Cornell is the financial aid.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I can't give it a score of five since I don't have much experience with the police or the health center. Nevertheless, I know that the police are very accessible without being too intrusive in campus life. Some of my friends used the health center over the past semester, and they commented that it was very helpful.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I do not party, so my responses are only based off the reactions of my friends. Most of these occur in collegetown, which is reasonably far from the campus but still within walking distance (and certainly accessible through buses). Those who party or attend bars tend to enjoy them.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I have not participated in club or varsity sports. However, I have used multiple athletic facilities in the campus, such as the gyms, locker rooms, etc. They are kept in good condition, with staff overseeing the facilities almost all of the time. The gyms have many machines to use, and are rarely crowded. Cornell students are fairly proud of their varsity athletes, though athletic spirit hardly dominates campus life.

College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car on campus. I have heard from those who do that spots fill up rather quickly, and the cost is high (though not "outrageous").

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Mandy Kain and Radhika Arora
Hometown
Hewlett, N.Y., and Ithaca, N.Y.
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Students express both praise and criticism of their overall experience at Cornell University. Positive experiences seem to outweigh negative ones, with most agreeing that even some of the negative aspects of Cornell—the immense workload, competition, dreary weather, and social pressures of a large campus—have taught them valuable life lessons. The large size of the campus can be both a blessing and a curse.Cornell offers a wealth of academic, professional, and personal opportunities, but can also offers the feeling of getting lost in the crowd.

Most students agree that it falls on the individual to make the most out of one’s time at Cornell to be outgoing, open to new ideas and experiences, and proactive in pursuit of one’s goals. Classes are difficult, and no one can expect to coast, but for those who are willing to work hard, classes can be very fulfilling. Finding a balance between coursework and social activities can be difficult, but if you can manage it, you will find a campus filled with new and interesting activities to get involved in.

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