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Reviews 672 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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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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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The overall experience as a freshman was amazing. You either hate the block plan, and transfer, or you love it. For me this plan works very well, because I like to concentrate on one subject at a time, and if you don't like the subject, you know that after 15 days of class you won't have to think about it anymore. Another plus of the block plan is that it could allow you to explore many majors and minors, as well as will make double/triple majoring with a minor possible. The social life here is a little compact though - Cornell bubble. Everyone knows each other and there is not much option.

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4 College Freshman

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

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Most parties take place in clock.

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2 College Freshman

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

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3 College Freshman

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

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3 College Freshman

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

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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.

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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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