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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4.2 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/4/2015
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2010
"The quality of the instruction was very high. The school was large enough for me to find a social niche. The course offerings were diverse."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/19/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009
"Enjoyed my time there, and the campus and student life were pretty good."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/19/2015
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015
"College is a big change that can be either great or awful. Make sure you push yourself outside your normal boundaries to make the best of it. Take classes you never thought you'd like, give people you usually wouldn't a chance, and join a club that you would never have in high school. Doing these things will make college the most fun and memorable. Stick it all out, because it's worth it."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/10/2015
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2007
"Great for those who want to experience a non urban college campus setting. May not be as prestigious as other ivy leagues but still great name on resume and offers same opportunities as other schools"
4.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/10/2015
Degree: Military Science
Graduation Year: 2013
"Great school. The faculty are all very dedicated. The campus is beautiful and located in a small town surrounded by nature. Some of the students are there because they have to be, but many of them still enjoy learning. The classes can be stressful, but if you enjoy what you're learning then the stress doesn't account for much, the ones you hear complaining the most are the ones who don't want to be there."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Liz - 7/27/2015
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2007
"It really does try to live up to it's motto of "Where anyone can find instruction in any study." You work, live, and socialize with people who come from different walks of life and have interests in just about anything. That being said, it IS an Ivy League school, so "different walks of life" generally means 50% upper to upper-middle class white kids, and 50% everyone else. However, of the Ivies, it definitely has the biggest breadth of academic diversity (7 different colleges, half public, half private) and the large size means that you'll be able to find your group of friends (and avoid anyone you can't stand). Greek life is big (about 1/3 of students when I was there), but there's no real pressure to join up. There really isn't a single "Cornell experience" - it's a choose-your-own-adventure book where you can have both frat bro electrical engineers and hardcore academic art students playing beer pong at the same party as B.N.."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/27/2015
Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2011
"Cornell was an amazing place to study. I did a lot of hands-on work and had professors who were leaders in their fields. The campus is beautiful, and the town is really geared towards college students, so it is a truly welcoming place to study."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Go big red - 7/20/2015
Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2013
"Cornell is a wonderful place, both academically and socially. Its diverse student body allows you to explore any interest you desire."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Michelle - 7/20/2015
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2012
"The school is very large, but is a great place for someone who knows exactly what they want to study. It is not for the faint of heart."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Sotilia - 7/13/2015
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2006
"Unlike some other Ivy-league schools getting in to Cornell is not the hard part. You will get a fantastic education but you will work your A$$ off for it."

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