YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 1677 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

{{ error }}
close
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's can be great depending on how involved you are. If you don't do any activities, it's harder to hear about parties.

4 College Junior

Academics: If you are truly interested in hospitality, The School of Hotel Administration is a great choice for you. Opportunities within the school are limitless and the networking and connections from alumni and industry leaders are truly helpful for professional development outside of Cornell.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Weather: Ithaca weather is brutal and can definitely bring you down

14 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Greek Life: The administration has been cracking down on Greek life lately so they don't have as much freedom as they used to, but in general Greek life is a great way to partake in the social scene at Cornell

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It's a large school so you'll find a wide range of people here

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Academics: Workload can be daunting and scheduling is not always ideal, but there are many different course options and majors to choose from

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Administration: The same general rules apply and are enforced, but administrators don't go out of their way to bust people

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Safety has never been a concern for me on or off campus.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: most of the social scene revolves around Greek Life. Nightlife in Collegetown is limited

11 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity on campus, and everyone is generally very accepting of each other and eager to embrace any differences

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Transportation: The TCAT is convenient for getting around campus and to a few off-campus locations (mall, airport, commons, etc.). However, having a car makes things a lot easier

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a very wide variety of restaurants and cuisines that are pretty accessible whenever you're looking for something new to try

4 College Senior

Majors: The advising program for the biology major makes it really easy to stay on top of requirements and get accepted into the program.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Majors: There are many different course options and research opportunities.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: If you make the effort to seek them out, you can find endless opportunities at Cornell and incredible people to share these 4 years of your life with.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Don't even know where to find drugs except alcohol

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: Pretty rigorous workload. Pretty stressful.

8 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Majors: Ample opportunities. Not currently in one.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm not currently in one

2 College Freshman

Local Area: Pretty much the middle of nowhere!

19 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: Nothing really out of the ordinary, except lots of rich people.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: Walking in the snow is bad, but everything else is fine.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Never really had any safety concerns.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not live off campus, but it is very viable.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Network reliability and speed are great!

1 person found this useful Report
{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

Goldwin-Smith Hall
Goldwin-Smith Hall
Goldwin-Smith Hall Goldwin-Smith Hall
Photo by Gaodifan under Public Domain | Source

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Cornell University

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!