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Degree: Political Science and Government, General
Graduation Year: 2010

Cornell was a very special place to spend four years. Its "any person, any study" motto can sound unsophisticated when compared to its peers, but it really gets to the heart of what makes the institution unique. Women and minorities have always been welcomed at the school, and its broad curriculum means you will have the opportunity to learn not just in the classroom but also through a class that represents all forms of diversity. After all this is the land of Carl Sagan, Vladimir Nabokov, Richard Feynman, and even the millennial favorite, the notorious RBG. There are so many people and academic opportunities that it is impossible to not find your niche.

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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

I had an excellent undergraduate experience at Cornell. I found the faculty and graduate students to be approachable, supportive and actively involved in my learning. There were also ample opportunities for me to engage in research and hands-on learning outside of the typical classroom setting.

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Degree: Science, Technology and Society
Graduation Year: 2018

The campus is beautiful and there are many resources to help you be a successful student. Academics can be quite challenging, but the course load and work prepares you for a successful future. Professors are invested in the courses they teach, and provide substantive materials to help their students succeed. Office hours are very helpful to boost your grades. Would highly recommend visiting campus before applying - getting to class can be a workout in itself!

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Degree: Human Development and Family Studies, General
Graduation Year: 2014

I would highly recommend Cornell University for individuals that are self motivated, hard working, and interested in a large school with rigorous academics. The courses I took in the college of human ecology were some of the best classes I've experienced. The professors were engaged, and knew many of us by name, despite the size of the university. The material we covered was fascinating, and as a sales professional at IBM, I still use much of the understanding of human development that I learned from my courses in my daily work. The Cornell brand will carry you very far in life, I have had much success with job interviews, and have recently been accepted into the Kellogg school at Northwestern for my mba. Some things to look out for: Cornell is a large school who's social circle can be dominated by a very small group of Greek life. I was a part of a sorority, and while it was a fun experience, I do wish that I branched out to participate in many of the clubs and other activities on campus. Additionally, while I enjoyed my major, I have heard less positive things from my pre-med peers. Cornell's premed program is extremely difficult, and many students I know were not able to achieve high gpas in the program, thus causing them much difficulty in their med school acceptances. Overall, Cornell is a wonderful school with a challenging curriculum that will set you up to succeed both academically and professionally.

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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Cornell University's founder once said "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study," and in my experience, this is absolutely true. Cornell has a range of leading academic programs, from hotel administration to veterinary studies, from agricultural studies to engineering. Cornell is truly a place that empowers its students to learn about any subject he or she is interested in. Even if there is not a particular class that meets your criteria, Cornell allows students to conduct independent studies to accomplish what they would like. Cornell also has a very strong alumni network that has supported me throughout my professional career. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, Cornell has a very generous financial aid package, particularly for low-income students.

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Degree: MBA in Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

The eCornell executive leadership program is a complete/not complete program with minimal time commitments. The courses are very short and succinct - you get a nice small package of information about the particular course topic along with very useful tool sheets to use throughout your career.

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

Although I have only finished three out of four years at Cornell, I can confidently say that it is one of the best institutions in the United States. It is notoriously a difficult school and has been known for a high suicide rate, but when you meet the students, you do not see that what-so-ever. The students are intelligent, friendly, and driven. In terms of my major, choosing Biology was the best decision I could have made. Between the kind faculty and the stunning facilities, nowhere is better than Cornell.

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Degree: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Graduation Year: 2015

Cornell University was my home for 4 wonderful years. There are countless things about the school which made it the ideal university for me. The classes were rigorous, the people were kind, the scenery was outstandingly beautiful. One of my favorite things about Cornell is that every day I walked to class, I had the privilege of walking over a gorge! A large part of my Cornell experience was my club ultimate frisbee team. Though Cornell doesn't provide maximum support to its club sports programs, our team was always able to find a place to practice and we traveled to tournaments around the East Coast. One drawback of Cornell is the large size. Regardless of how much you try to get to know professors, it is sometimes a pointless task. Most classes have hundreds of students and many professors don't make an effort to get to know their students. I found that the best way to gain a rapport with a professor was to be their TA or work in their lab. Cornell offers incredible opportunities, academically and otherwise. If I had the chance to do-over my undergraduate career, I would go to Cornell again in a heartbeat.

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Degree: City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Graduation Year: 2015

Cornell is an excellent institution for any person to pursue any study. The university is a hub for intellectual advancement and achievement. Students hail from all fifty states and from all over the world. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell is a great place for any student to earn their diploma at.

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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2017

I felt that Cornell University was the perfect place for me to grow as a writer and as a collaborator. The University encouraged me to work with others in group projects, and my professors were always willing to meet with me if I had questions or wanted advice. Also, Cornell has seven distinct colleges that bring in students who are diverse in not only backgrounds but also ambitions and interests. This diversity allowed me to hear myriad viewpoints and become more open-minded. I was able to take a wide-range of classes that helped me to delve into other cultures and other times, such as Punk Culture and the 1960s. I truly believe that attending Cornell University gave me the best best undergraduate education possible and a multitude of new experiences and unique opportunities that I could not have received anywhere else.

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