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Reviews 1677 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have very good things to say since I got my first choice of dorm.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It really does not matter very much if you're a part of greek life.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: It is rather frustrating that the gym on campus is approximately 90 per semester. Tuition is already quite expensive here and other universities don't charge students.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is frankly amazing. There are no words.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Courses are rigorous and interesting. The professors and TAs help teach.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is easy to pursue a job because counselors help search from the beginning of freshman year.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have only been a few instances of sexual assault, and the campus is generally safe.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are a reasonable size, but do not come equipped with a fridge and microwave.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: While it is not mandatory for the enjoyment of college life, Greek life is still fun and a good amount of people join.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: It is not the best, but there is still a lot of school spirit for the teams.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is a great school with great academics and endless opportunities.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Courses are hard and sometimes the TAs are not helpful and the teachers give odd questions on exams, but you do learn a lot!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are many career fairs, but as far as the Career Services Center or my academic advisor - they are not very helpful.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: At greek parties, sometimes guy will be drunk and start to grope girls, and usually it always stops quickly or someone sober will tell him/her to stop.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I really like the campus housing - even the older buildings are clean and well maintained. The only downside is that the housing is pretty far from classes.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greeks are in their own group, but they don't make up a huge portion of the student population.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Some of the teams are great - like hockey and rowing. But for the most part, the athletics are a pretty big let down.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everyone is motivated and intelligent which means that sometimes your peers are your best resource!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Like I said, Cornell is awesome.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Ivy League is worth it.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe but it is not perfect.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is average but there is enough space to live in.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is nothing else to do.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We are not a huge sports school, except for hockey.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The courses I take are mostly S.T.E.M related. They are very hard. I wish they were easier but I still think the grading are fair.

4 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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