The best thing about this school is the relationships that you form here, I know that I've gained some friends for life. Some other good things that I've found are that there everyone is relatively nice, and when you form a relationship with a professor, you're not just a face in the crowd. The professors remember you and care about you and the things that happen to you in life. There are also a lot of on campus job opportunities, including the yearbook committee, and the radio station, that you can apply for and get paid for doing. Employment is a good way to stay busy, and get money when you need it. The academic program of this school is really intense, and you must be prepared mentally in order to be able to make it on the block plan. The block plan is the plan that Cornell is on. Each class is one block, and one block is three and a half weeks long. There are nine blocks in a school year right now, but starting in the 2012-2013 school year, there will only be eight blocks.
The worst thing about this school is the intensity of it and the fact that it's hard to find good outlets to de-stress with. I know a lot of people just drink in order to lose the rushed feeling that never goes away while they're here-that's not healthy, but there aren't a lot of healthy things to do around here, especially during the winter when everything is iced over. Also, I was really upset because I came to Cornell for the nine block plan and starting my Junior year, there will only be eight blocks, and tuition is still rising.
No, To go to Cornell, you have to be a specific sort of person, not that this environment is unhealthy for me, but it is a draining environment, and there are not a lot of resources that students feel comfortable going to.
Biggest influence when choosing this school Financial aid
The financial aid process went smoothly and I received the financial aid I needed.
Professors are generally Accessible
The night life is Repetitve
Every student at this school needs More accessibility to the outside world, we have nothing to do, and no way to get anywhere unless we change our plans for when an opportunity is offered for us to go off campus.
Most students spend their Saturday nights Drinking, which is totally unhealthy, but it's the only thing to do, so people say why not?
Went to Byron P. Steele II High School
Currently a Freshman
Favorite class is Chemistry 121
Favorite professor is Craig Teague
Favorite activity is I'm on the step team, and that's my motivation to stay here, I want to build it up, so I'm staying for that.
Another awesome thing is The professors are really willing to work with you if you have any questions, and really, the whole point of college is academics, if that's what you come for, it's definitely what you'll get. If you come to Cornell looking for a diverse, full college experience, it's definitely hard to get that because of the lack of things to do on campus that are appealing.
Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? I suggest that an applicant definitely contact the school, and work with the admissions office all the way through the admissions process, if they recognize your willingness to work, they will be more inclined to accept you. Make sure to be proactive in setting up an interview and a campus visit, it shows that you want to come to this college. Definitely work hard on the college essay, make your essay something that the reader can dive into and really relate to, this makes you memorable.
I wish I knew that it's hard for credits to transfer out of this school, but it's relatively easy for credits to transfer in.