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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
3 College Junior

Greek Life: Bad for the closed circles it creates.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Athletics: Really nice climbing wall and outing program.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are too many students for me.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: As a school in the north, the political beliefs of the campus are naturally more liberal than many other places in the country. As a top college, Cornell works hard to ensure a diverse campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Despite being in an isolated corner of the States, Cornell is an extremely large school. Classes can often have more than a hundred people. This makes approaching professors and forming lasting relationships with other students very difficult.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never had to worry much about these issues.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Pretty nice professors and TAs, helpful too.

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

1 person found this useful Report
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

3 people 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!

1 person found this useful Report
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

5 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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