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Cornell University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA+ Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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Excess Competition
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Faculty Accessibility
He rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: May 09 2004
Major: Engineering Department (This Major's Salary over time)
Cornell is an amazing environment and what I believe college should be. My major, Biological and Environmental Engineering, was very practical and gave me plenty of opportunities for applying my knowledge to real-world applications. I believe my class and research experience has better prepared me for grad school than most other students. The professors are generally knowledgeable, very friedly, and even fun? The campus is beautiful though the weather can definately suck. It is large as well and the location of my major meant I had to spend a lot of time walking through it. But I didn't usually mind due to the beauty of the place. Ithaca is also an amazing, small city though quite isolated. I don't think enough Cornell students take advantage of the city and surrounding area. They like keeping to themselves up on the hill. This is a mistake. Ithaca is truly a diverse and individual place with plenty of gems to be discovered. Check out the commons, the farmer's market, and Moosewood! Though with big corporations moving in, I hope it will be able to keep its unique identity. On the downside, Cornell can be extremely competitive and it can be tough adjusting in the beginning. Lectures are big, the student life a bit overwhelming, and limited resources for helping you along. In a place this big and diverse it is easy to become lost. More than other places, you need to remain determined, self-motivated, and proactive. You need to make your experience here or else it is easy to be chewed up and spit out, feeling like you just walked through a car wash. Overall, I would not think of trading my experience here for any other place. In fact I stayed in Cornell almost all my summers and another year beyond my graduation. You will work hard, play hard, and leave with one of the most revered degrees, anywhere! Just remember to close the books once in a while and take advantage of all Cornell and Ithaca has to offer.
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