The best thing about Cornell is the large variety of majors/minors/academic programs to choose from. There are so many opportunities to get involved academically and with extra-curriculars.
The classes can be very large (500+ people in a lecture), so its hard to get to know the professors, especially in the intro level classes. Most majors have a rigorous curriculum and have a lot of...
Judging by the tour, Cornell seemed very professional and very much a place where one could really cultivate their interests. There were a lot of departments, facilities, and resources, as well as...
Cornell, while very big, was too big for my taste. Also, it was very much spread out and kind of in the middle of nowhere. I realized the commute to class would be very hard.
I loved the sports. It was fun to go to all the games. I would love to go the back.
I did not like the professors. I would tell students to be ready to work hard.
The best thing about Cornell was the professors. I would definitely go again. I would feel confident hiring students from this university.
My advice for high school students thinking about Cornell would be to apply as early as possible. The worst thing about it was how long it took to hear back from them on their decision.
It's an ivy league school, so academics are very challenging. The campus and surrounding town are beautiful.
The classes are very hard and competitive, but that is what you should expect. Campus life can be slow at times because of all the studying.
I love this school. The people are great along with the teachers.
The math department could use some work. The sports program is pretty bad but getting better.
Cornell University is a very prestigious institution. The college offers wonderful academic programs.
Cornell University is very expensive to attend. A student can reach their academic objectives in many of the credible, less expensive institutions.
The quality of students, teachers and student activities.
Very liberal faculty and administration.
So many resources....
The flexibility and variety in choosing classes. There is also something for anyone with over 800 student organizations where you can meet people you wouldn't find anywhere else.
If you hate the cold and massive amounts of snow, then don't come to Cornell. A snowboarder might find the weather ideal, but if you want warm weather Cornell is not the place to be.
The campus is set high on a plateau high above Ithaca -- from between ivy covered buildings you constantly glimpse postcard views thirty miles up lake Cayuga. It is an idyllic setting for clearing...
The winter. The rolling hills may be beautiful to look at, but brutal to walk up when covered in snow and ice. Daylight spectrum light bulbs are recommended for getting through the gray periods…...
good engineering, hotel, law, physics, architecture, ag, languages, and a few more.
people are afraid. administrators are afraid and self-protective. departments are getting cut. people who taught and worked there for decades are losing their jobs. also the larceny rate in ithaca ...
NOTE: My son has graduated from Cornell but you can't leave the "student status" blank.
The best thing about Cornell is the School of Hotel Administration!! My son got a world class experience...
It's a big Ivey, so at first it was a bit overwhelming for my son and for us! But after that first semester was underway, he made some friends and became one with the snow and cold, he loved it!
The curriculums are so diverse yet the students bonded from all areas.
The housing was just OK at the time and for transfers it was difficult to place us in the right facilities.
opportunities to pursue whatever captivates you
It takes some time to figure that out, sometimes more than four years. The personal challenge/gauntlet that the College of Arts and Sciences throws down.
It costs a lot, and it's in upstate New York and cold a few more months of the year than some students, especially cute women would like- you know the women who go to Cal Berkley or Miami
diversity of student activities and range of studies
resources, hockey team
immense number of academic departments of high caliber; scenic beauty of the campus
freshman and sophomore courses are often huge lectures of as many as 200 - 300 students
Breadth of study and diversity of student body.
Academically challenging and highly competitive with little or no mentoring.
The quality of the academics. I felt I was treated like an autonomous adult at Cornell. Nothing was spoon fed to me, no one held my hand. Expectations were high and I rose to them.
That it's in Ithaca--nothing to do, little culture. Just a small place to sustain a school so large. Having a richer off-campus environment would have made Cornell a lot better.
Very challenging academic environment, with good student competition. Great theory based learning environment,based in practicality. Dining is top notch.
It has a great reputation, which can be deceiving.
I didn't like the way some of the professors sabotaged the students who were pre-med. Suicides occurred there, also.
Some of the academic programs were top notch and challenging.
The pre-professional atmosphere seems to prevent some from making a genuine effort to find a field of study that they truly enjoy.
the people, the greek system, the social life, the variety of classes
Cornell is large enough to attract great speakers and musical talent, but small enough (each college operates somewhat independently) to allow interaction between the student and big name...
It gets real cold in Ithaca!
Amazing diversity- East coast Ivy League rich kids along with farmers and nutrition students and hotel administrators and engineers and lawyers, ad infinitum. You can't match the diversity at any...
Ithacation- the amazing changing and often nasty weather will make you tougher, especially if you are from the tropics!
The professors and instructors. At Cornell, you have a lot of opportunities to learn from people who are the best in their field.
The cost. Financial aid does help most students though.