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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Cornell is the best combination of an intimate, Ivy league education in a large enough university to have a lot of opportunties.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Based on the median salary income and signing bonus of MBA students exiting the program, I'm not particularly worried about how in demand I will be.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Ithaca is an incredibly safe community, I've never felt my personal safety threatened.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've never lived on campus so I'm not super familiar with what that experience is like.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I've neve had much experience with the greek system.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is a lot of personalized attention from the staff and the other students are amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Great facilities and a lot of school pride but no football team

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. There is a blue light system that supposedly works but response time if fairly slow. Most areas near campus are well lit by street lamps but off campus lighting is terrible.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are great when you talk to them. Sometimes it is nerve racking but just remember they're human too.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: They recently changed the online component of career searching but it s extremely student interactive. Career service centers are also available by college that help clear up any confusion when it comes to researching companies.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It is a great option, it's considered part of tuition so if you receive financial aid you don't have to worry about paying out of pocket monthly as you would for an apartment. Residential housing is closer than most apartment options and dorms have their own social atmosphere and events.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is everywhere on campus, it does create a cliquey atmosphere, but it is just as easily avoidable. There are no major problems between Greek and Non-Greek students.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: Cornell is part of the Ivy League and although that name came from sports, the academics take precedence over athletics. Somme teams are especially good, but unless you search for game dates or rivalry game, they aren't necessarily advertised. The athletic facilities are smaller but extremely effective for student use, both athletes and non athletes.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: If I could do it all over again I would reach out to my resources: professors, TAs, adviors, earlier and more often. Help truly is everywhere. You just have to search for it. Cornell's resources are unlimited and most people are willing to help. Coninue to research what you want to do while in college, your experience can only get better.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Its classes are really diverse, and some of them are the top class lecture in the world.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I totally trust the Cornell University as a great resource for developing your career.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Health & Safety: the most safe and secure university in the United States

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Now I am using the Campus housing. I think the campus housing is the best option in Ithaca.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life in Cornell University is relatively good.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Cornell is definitely one of the best university in the world.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: I think the football team of the Cornell University is too weak. But, Hockey and Basketball is quite good.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Great support for physical and mental health.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great courses that are very well taught.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Easy to find internships and build connections.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: North campus is definitely underappreciated.

3 people found this useful Report
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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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