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Cornell University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeA
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Self Absorbed

Quite Bright
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Surrounding City
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Creativity/ Innovation
She cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Dec 15 2010
Major: Architecture (This Major's Salary over time)
In my particular case, my own department did a good job of watching over students during the entire course of the program. In particular, the small class sizes helped to build strong relationships between students, faculty, and staff.

The university at large, however, treated students from my department very differently. I think because we will not graduate to make a lot of money, and donate a lot of money, the university tended to look at us as unimportant and often failed to respect students and to my particular annoyance, also treated some of our professors and staff very poorly. It was personally offensive to me that some of our staff worked extra hours for free so that students had adequate access to equipment we needed to maintain the quality of our education. The best schools no only treat students well, but also realize that retention of good professors and staff contribute to the overall quality of education. The university's failure to approve money to our college (there are 7 at cornell) was incredibly disappointing.

To sum it up. Individual departments and colleges are run very competently and most professors will treat you well and have willing moved to the small town of Ithaca because they enjoy teaching. The university system, however, is run like a corporation and both students and staff are treated accordingly.

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