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Cornell University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsA+
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She cares more about University Resource Use than the average student.
Date: Jan 29 2010
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
Because Cornell is an Ivy, it has a "name", that only may be enough for some people, but if there is one thing I would stress, it is to look past the name. Really research your schools, all aspects of it. If not, prepare yourself for potentially four years of misery and virtually no support. And beware the whole "diversity" thing too, if you are a minority other than Asian, you are pretty much out of luck. And there are always some controversy about the program house that do try to promote diversity. Not a majority, get ready to fight hard, really hard…

I don't know if this is true for other Ivy League schools, but Cornell have a large number of arrogant and annoying students.

If you enjoy

1) drinking as your ONLY social activity and being a nuisance to other people who have to take care of your drunk-ass

2) working your butt off, barely getting decent grades on half of your courses and wondering after it all, what did I gain from this class?

3)fake-ass people and poor quality of choice in men.

4)Fighting with the Fin-aid office all the time and wasting time with an unhelpful administrative departments

Cornell is perfect for you.

If not, you are going to have to try a lot harder to find your "niche" at this school. It is possible, but requires some work and a little luck. In terms of departments, some of them have great faculty (like CS), some of them don't. My major is small, but there are some of the greatest students (both in intellect in personality) in it. I am thankful to have found it after 2 miserable years in premed/biology. If you are a likable, friendly pre-med, don't come here, you will be eaten alive.

My saving grace at this university are the clubs. I don't know what would have become of me if I wasn't in any extracurricular activities. Some of nicest, friendliest, overall awesome people I have every met at Cornell were found in the clubs I am in.

Even so, if I had the chance, I would have transferred or never came to Cornell.

So as a recap, I would suggest that all prospective students to really research their schools. Social life is just as important as academic life. If you are miserable, good luck trying to get through those 4 four years and justify all that money going to this institution. Also, if you aren't into the Greek system or lame party scene (there are some rare good one, I place emphasis on RARE), you are going to have to work a harder to find your place at this school. Also, don't expect a useful administration, Day Hall is as incompetent as one can get.

responseThank you for your review. You seem disheartened by what you have gotten out of Cornell. I like how you emphasize the researching of schools. I would not want to surround myself with drunken people and their parties. However, I am sure there is a way to socialize beyond that—which you mentioned through extracurricular clubs, something I am very excited about joining! Also, I have found that many large universities have poor a administration. Not that this is good, but I hope it can make you feel less disappointed in your school! Thanks again.
questionBut what are some extra curricular activities ? like can you please help its for a project and i cant seem to find anything here just talk about the schools drama nothing about the dang activities JEEBUS!
questionYou said friendly premed's will be eaten alive. What did you mean by that'?
questionHello, thankyou so much for your review abt Cornell.
I am a Moslem and come from southeast asia. Reading your comments really make me nervous and hesitate to apply for Cornell. But do you know something about ILR School? Especially for MBA class, does your opinion represent them as well?
Looking forward for your further explanation, thank you so much.. I wish u always be blessed. Stay strong! :)
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