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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Cornell and wouldn't want to go anywhere else. This doesn't mean I'm blind to its major flaws, but the good outweighs the bad.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I don't know much about this since I haven't graduated yet but it seems like I'll get a job...?

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: the sexual assault policies need serious work. campus safety does not deal with things well and has been incredibly detrimental to many of my friends.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It could be worse, it could be better. Air conditioning for upperclassmen would be nice.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very important and there is a noticeable divide between greeks and non-greeks. Because we aren't nationally affiliated, the groups feel very unique to Cornell.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I don't do sports so I cannot comment on this much. I like the gym in the Commons. No one cares about the sports teams but the sports people and their gangs.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The students and professors here truly make the entire experience. If I were reviewing based solely on the administration I would say not to go here, but because students run so many aspects of the school- it feels like home and as if there is a true sense of community throughout campus.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: They have many different things going on at night but I'm usually asleep.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Their are lots of parties that go one, I don't think all of them have alcohol. I don't party, so I wouldn't have first hand experience with it.

5 College Freshman

Academics: They have many different classes on all different subjects and with the one course at a time, it really enables students to dig down and really grasp what they're learning.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I come from an area in Michigan that fits the stereotypical upper-middle class of predominantly white outlook. Everybody here wears designer outfits and drives nice cars and quite frankly are pretentious snobs. As soon as I arrived at Cornell for my visit during my senior year of high school, I immediately knew that I didn't have to pretend to be that kind of person anymore. I could be exactly who I wanted to be and everyone has been fantastic for me so far. Not to mention the One Course At A Time is amazing. Admittedly, difficult to adjust to but once I got the hang of it I never want to switch back to a traditional schedule. Being an athlete out there as well provides an even better and more in-depth experience. I get to see and interact with some parts of the school that those who aren't athletes aren't able to. I can't wait to go back!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It all depends on your RA there's RAs that will literally hunt for someone to call th cops on saw it like 4 times over the dumbest things.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: All of them are fake. Literally they aren't nationally known due to people getting their feelings hurt over he idea of being excluded from a group even though that's basically what a fraternity/sorority entails so just dumb.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's getting there... A lot more money is FINALLY being invested into the major programs like football and a few others.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone is usually really tollerant.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you wanted to drink and do drugs, you can find them.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love the small class sizes and the professors are really attentive to students. Most of the classes I have taken are really interesting and engaging. In Bio classes we get to go on a lot of field trips.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The employers often confuse us with the other more famous Cornell, which is both a bless and a curse.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is pretty safe

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Newly renovated dorm for freshmen are great - they have everything new and air conditioning. However, the upperclassmen dorms somewhat suck, and the ones that have air conditioner are really hard to get in.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Becoming a part of a sorority was one of the best choices I made this year. We throw a lot of parties, however most of them are invite only, because sororities are not allowed to have houses on/off campus, meanwhile frats can :( However you don't have to be a part of a greek group to party, there are plenty of open parties held by frats.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Of the teachers I met, they were great.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: From what I heard, it's better than most schools safety wise.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: New kitchens in every dorm!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When I went to visit, I was in complete awe.

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One Course At A Time (OCAAT) pervades every aspect of the Cornell experience. From the academic schedule and athletics to involvement in organizations and the expected response time to e-mails, OCAAT becomes embedded in Cornell students’ way of life. The block plan has a way of distorting time at Cornell. Many students find themselves marking time by the day or week of the block rather than by the actual dates. Though, from an academic standpoint, the block plan isn’t for everyone, it does allow the flexibility necessary for learners of all types to be successful in the classroom. Additionally, OCAAT allows most students to at least pick up a minor, while many students double or even triple major. There are valuable internship opportunities around every corner, and several programs and centers focused on helping students thrive. Study abroad experiences are unparalleled and easily affordable, due to the shorter time frame. Why take a Spanish class on campus in Iowa when you can take it while living in Mexico for the month?

While the problem of student apathy tends to get a lot of lip service on campus, it is really only true in terms of school spirit for athletics. Cornell has over 100 student organizations—impressive for a school with a student body numbering less than 1,200, and a majority of these are very active and visible on campus. Recognizing that small-town Iowa may not have a lot to offer in terms of entertainment, Cornell works hard to bring entertainment to campus. The theatre department puts on four to five productions each year, and student organizations like the Performing Arts and Activities Council (PAAC) and KRNL-FM bring bands, comedians, and other performers to campus on a regular basis. Best of all, it’s all free for students. Ultimately, the Cornell bubble can be a bit confining if you let it. But if you make an effort to enjoy your four years at Cornell, it will be more than worth it.

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