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Reviews 657 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It is what we need to survive the block plan.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Most parties take place in clock.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: This is a PWI (Predominately White Institution) There is definitely a culture shock for some people.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's not really flaunted. There isn't much to do here in Iowa..

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I wouldn't know I don't party.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics here are very rigorous in some majors and they require a decent amount of work.

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1 College Freshman

Diversity: Almost everyone is liberal and sides with the minority. The intolerance occurs if you are not liberal and you do not always take the minorities side.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drugs do not affect your social life.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never felt threatened on this campus.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are very nice and easy to approach. They help you when you need it and are almost always available when you need them.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This is a very good school and therefore the career options are also top tier.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everything is great about our living conditions our floor gets along very well, but our RA takes his job way too seriously it's almost on the border of harassment.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Some sports teams are very competitive and do very well, but other sports do not compete well at all and are very bad.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sexual Assault accusations are rampant around campus. Whether they're true or not, it's scary because if it is true this famous is very dangerous, This Insitutions does not do enough to fight against and prevent sexual assault. The Health Center is very accessible, however the staff seems to not be qualified to actively diagnose a serious problem. If you have the common cold they can easily tell and they will give you OTC medication. From personal experience, they do not look close enough and will most of the time out you off and over exaggerating. I was diagnosed with a serious condition, but when I visited the health center the nurse wrote it off like it was nothing and would not write a referral to a doctor. They're not experienced enough to adequately make me feel safe with my health concerns.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The location makes it hard to actually be able to have a diverse amount of opportunities. Cedar Rapids is around 20-30 minutes away and that is where you will find opportunities. Every 4 years, the Iowa Caucus comes around and it's the perfect opportunity for those interested in politics. As a freshman I was able to do an internship for a candidate. I would say that's the main opportunity in Iowa.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The education is subpar at best. The professors barely teach, it's mostly self learning from readings. One Course at a Time is more stressful than it is a relief. The amount of homework a night exceeds what a normal institution will have. Once you hit 300 level classes, you will have 4-7 hours a night. The location is terrible because of campus activities aren't a thing. It is very humid when it's warm and also very dry in the winter. There are a variety of different students on campus, diversity is the only plus to this institution. I highly recommend you stay clear of this college.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms have recently been renovated so they're the nicest on campus. The upper class dorms are generally run down and need a renovation. There is a sense of community in some of the dorms as long as you fit in.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't that big on campus. The fraternities and sororities are not nationally recognized so if you have friends at other Insitutions, they won't know what feat or sorority you're in. Pledging is different than at other schools also, because pledging starts during second semester, but there are pre pledge events.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: It's a DIII school so athletics isn't that big a part of every students life. It's mostly like high school, those who are involved stay in that clique and then there are others that aren't. Athletic events generally don't have much attendance.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: One Course at a time is one of the biggest factors for my dissatisfaction for this institution. At first, before coming I thought it would be great to really focus on one class and the work load wouldn't be as heavy. I was completely wrong, I talk to others at different institutions and I have more work than anyone does. Homework for 300 level classes take anywhere from 4-7 hours. 100 & 200 level classes will take you 1-3 depending on the professor. The professors do not actually teach, they expect you to read the night before and then class discussion is your teaching.

The location is the second reason to not come. It is a small town, with unfriendly town people. There is nothing but a couple of bars and some little shops. Mostly everything you will do is on campus, and that is still little. If you do not like the winter, do not come here.

Overall, this institution isn't valuable. You do not get your money's worth. You get a subpar education, terrible location, and the Internet is the worst I've ever experienced. This institution is ridiculously expensive for what they provide. I highly recommend that no one should attend.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The majority of the schools population is white. I never witnessed any unsavory acts by students that I felt was due to race.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Some people do drugs at Cornell, because they are fun. I never knew people that pressured others into joining. Its all up to you.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I loved my time a Cornell. It was exactly what i needed in a college, where i could have fun but still focus without being overwhelmed.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I attained a career job 6 months out of college and I didn't even try very hard TBH.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The health office has some very nice and helpful nurses and some good support.

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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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