Cornell University Reviews

4.41 out of 5 stars
(45 Reviews)
  • Ithaca (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $55,188
98% of 45 students said this degree improved their career prospects
98% of 45 students said they would recommend this school to others
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4.6 out of 5 stars
Jess - 7/22/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014
"Very very very hard and stressful, not a very sympathetic administration but you will learn and you will be smarter because of Cornell. You will have very good job prospects upon graduation. Requires a lot of hard work."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Sebastian Placide - 7/11/2016
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2012
"Cornell University is a wonderful institution with a myriad of opportunities for its students. Students, however, should not approach Cornell without the right mindset. One must truly be prepared for the rigor of the courses of instruction. Take your education here very seriously and you will go far."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Haadea Khan - 7/9/2016
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014
"Cornell University has an endless amount of opportunities for getting involved in research, community service, tutoring, and pre-health organizations. The best part was the diversity of educational programs. Engineering students, pre-health students, pre-law students, and humanities students work together to ensure each other's success."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Christine Cummings - 7/9/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013
"Cornell University is an amazing place. The opportunities I was afforded were endless. During my four years at Cornell University, I transformed into a leader, problem solver, and global citizen. I co-founded FootPrints, an organization whose mission is to provide shoes and school supplies to children in need. Cornell funded the organization and because such opportunities, we were able to travel and help those in need internationally. In my opinion, the networking opportunities at Cornell is one of a kind. The people I have met are always willing to help and so friendly. As a current medical student, Cornell prepared me for success. Medical school is challenging, however, with the training I received at Cornell, I am able to handle the rigor. I would encourage anyone to apply and attend Cornell University. This school and my experience changed my life."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/31/2016
Degree: Hospitality Management
Graduation Year: 2009
"Cornell is an extremely rigorous academic school where students take their studies seriously. You are surrounded by one of the most gorgeous campuses in the country."
4.3 out of 5 stars
cornell '08 - 11/30/2015
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2008
"Hard working, diverse student body. Something for everyone and all interests. Beautiful campus"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/30/2015
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2010
"100% lived up to the billing - wonderful academic environment, brilliant professors, zero problems finding work at graduation."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/9/2015
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013
"Cornell is a top tier school. Engineering is a hard program. I had a maybe-slightly-above average GPA with a handful of sleepless nights, but I would have done significantly better if I'd devoted more time to studying and less time to other activities. Cornell has a ton of student activities for you to be involved in, and it's pretty easy to make a new student group if there's something you're passionate which doesn't already have an official following at the school. The Diversity Programs in Engineering office is fantastic. I high recommend you look into their programs if you're even slightly considering engineering as a major. The Materials Science & Engineering department is relatively small, and the professors are great at helping you if you ask for help. Learn to ask for help."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/5/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2009
"Excellent experience. Big school but community feels small. Academically rigorous but lots of fun as well."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Purple Prose - 9/29/2015
Degree: Technology Management
Graduation Year: 2017
"Well, I'm still here, so it's great. It has its ups and downs like anywhere else (no guaranteed housing after sophomore year, *really*?) but it has so many wonderful people and dedicated professors that you can't help but overlook them. The old buildings really give off the feel of the authentic college experience. You quickly grow close to the people in your classes and in your major. The advisors truly want you to succeed, and since they come from all walks of life, their ideas about success are not constricted OR a one-size-fits-all. Also, please know that from about January to late March it is so cold in Ithaca that you will cry tears of bitter despair, but if you think you can handle it, come on up. The ride is worth it."

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