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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone has their own look, and other than usually first years, everyone just does what they want. You're in college and dressing to the most recent fashion couldn't be cared less about.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: two words: cornell goggles. the attractiveness of people here is definitely lower than other schools

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Its a bubble whose dating scene I would NOT want to be part of. Ever. People know each other's business and the small school size makes it easier for STDs to spread. The Block plan also makes it difficult to be in a functional relationship.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I personally believe there aren't a lot of attractive single, guys on campus, but that's just me. A lot of people are in serious on-campus relationships, while many others are in long-distance relationships with people back home. The type of students at Cornell varies a lot, which explains why we have so many student orgs. For example, some kids will cosplay just for the heck of it, while some people treat the sidewalks like a red carpet. It's easy to find a niche on campus.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Remember before you dive in the dating pool is very shallow.

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You won’t find many Abercrombie underwear models wandering Cornell’s campus. In fact, the running joke is that when students come to campus, they put on “Cornell Goggles” and their standards drop. But it’s really not that bad.

There are plenty of attractive people of either sex, whether your taste runs to preps or jocks or pirates. The party scene results in its share of hookups, while more sober social interactions often spark long-term relationships. Changing courses each month presents a unique opportunity to meet new people or potential love interests. Cornell is generally more sexually promiscuous than it is reserved, but only slightly. Lax policies regarding visitors and overnight guests in residence halls leave it up to the students to make decisions regarding where they sleep and with whom.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Condoms are available in the student health center and cost 3 for $0.50- paid on the honor system. St. Luke's Family Planning Clinic comes to campus about twice a month and provides other forms of contraception, with fees based on income. Pregnancy tests and emergency contraception are also available at the health center.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Parties and classes are by far the best places to meet potential dates.
  2. Classes at Cornell present a unique opportunity to meet a variety of people due to the block plan. Changing classes every three and a half weeks also means the potential to meet 10 to 25 new people each block.
Best Places to Hook Up
Parties and the bars are where most hookups happen for one obvious reason-alcohol. However, be careful, because on a campus as small as Cornell's, "secret" hookups never stay secret.
Social Scene
The Cornell social scene is certainly eclectic. On average, students are outgoing, but often stay confined to specific groups of friends. Most students could draw a map of what groups sit where in the dining hall.
That said, social interaction between groups does exist, most often at parties or other events. Drinking is a big part of the social scene, but you don't have to drink to have fun here.
Hookups or Relationships?
Cornell is an interesting mix of random hookups and serious relationships, without a whole lot in between. The block plan creates a sort of time warp that speeds up the way relationships develop. A relationship that would ordinarily last an entire semester can run its course in one three-and-a-half-week block.
Dress Code
The dress code is pretty much anything goes at Cornell. In class or the dining hall, you'll see everything from PJs and sweats to dresses and ties. Stick around long enough and you're likely to see a pirate costume or medieval gown, as well. Theme parties are pretty popular in the Greek community, and most girls "get cute" when they go out to the bars.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 32 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 31 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 35 responses

  • 19% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 18% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 16% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 15% Casual dating at your school
  • 14% Long-distance relationship
  • 11% None
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 8 responses

  • 33% Class. One month with a small group of people.
  • 33% Parties. Plenty of one night stand opportunities.
  • 17% Sports
  • 8% Parties and Greek life
  • 8% Off campus...

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 57% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 43% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 19% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 64% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 17% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 10 responses

  • 60% Quirky
  • 30% Intelligent
  • 10% Accepting

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Sports, clubs, Greek life
  • 39% Classes.
  • 17% Floormates



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