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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Not too sure, but it seems helpful and promising.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's average, the facilities are liveable.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities are very nicely maintained.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think the environment is very intense, but I enjoy the overall campus atmosphere. The classes are interesting for the most part.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Court Hall on North Campus and i love it

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: A third of Cornell is greek so it's clearly there, but you don't have to be in it if you don't want to

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Cornell got me really interested in sports like hockey

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Cornell is difficult, but it's definitely worth it!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Since it's in the middle of nowhere, it is extremely safe

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Too much work, very exhausting, not enough sleep, and difficult classes

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A lot of recruiting, but not too much name recognition considering the work load

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Pretty good, but the process is competitive and the housing is way too expensive!

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: No great divide between Greeks and non-Greeks and the parties are very fun to go to

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not participate in athletic events at my college

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Too much work for not enough recognition; difficult classes

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Academics: Classes can be hard, but there are also easy ones, so you can balance them in your schedule.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Because Cornell is in upstate New York and is in a somewhat rural area, I feel that it is pretty safe even late at night.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: There's something for everyone no matter the academic interest. Even though some professors can be abrasive, overall they're not out to make it hard for the students.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Many graduates go on to find great jobs in their field if they put in the necessary effort and time. More so than other colleges, I believe that Cornell gets students closer to their goals.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Housing is really varied, so it depends on your luck. For sophomore, it's really hard to get good campus housing.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Greek Life: It's pretty big, but if you don't want to be involved in Greek life, there's still a lot to do outside of it.

3 College Senior

Athletics: You can be involved in school spirit if you want to, but it's not big enough that you're peer pressured to go to games.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Overall, it was worth the tuition, and I had opportunities I would not have had otherwise.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Strong academics and education. Sometimes libraries fill up and there is no space to study.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Some of my friends have had issues with campus safety but I feel generally safe.

1 person 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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