Cornell University Visit Report by Dennis173

Visit to Cornell University in October 2007 by Dennis173
(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since October 27 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - Interview is more informational rather than evaluative. I was asked only basic questions about my reasons for wanting to attend and about my prospective major.

Information Session: Yes - Very Informative! One gets quality and brief descriptions about Cornell's seven colleges, campus life, and admissions. My group was walked step by step through the common application and suppleme

Campus Tour: Yes - I had a great campus tour. I was lucky enough to have a one on one tour with a very exciting student. I was taken to all the principal buildings and to the key buildings of my prospective college.

Classroom Visit: Yes - I visited a class for urban planning with about 20 students. The professor let me put in my own input in one of the class discussions.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Most down to earth students I have seen in comparison to the other Ivys and other top ranked schools. It was not rare for students to talk to us or go the extra mile in order lend a hand.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
A great asset to the Cornell community. I made very helpful contacts. The Director of Admissions for my college gave me her phone number and email. She was beyond helpful while I was applying.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The amazing architecture of Cornell's building and it's natural beauty make Cornell one of nicest campuses I have seen. There is only one ugly building, Uris Hall...lol.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Very well kept! The interior of the buildings are just as impressing as the exterior.



Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Freshman are housed on North Campus which is surrounded by a great student center(RPC) and dinning hall( Appel). Almost all the dorms are suite style except for Donlon. I was very happy with my stay.



Security/Safety:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
One can feel the presence of security , but being from NYC I am used to tighter security, I guess. Ithaca, NY is no NYC.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Memorable Experience! I applied ED.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
The area immediately surrounding the campus is nice and cozy. Go to Collegetown Bagels and of course Starbucks.



City/Town/Community:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
Rural New York....fields...fields...fields..and more fields.

Campus Visit Notes for Cornell University


Visit Description:

Tip for interview : Make sure you have questions to ask your interviewer ,ready, so their is no low points.

Extra Info about Information Session : There was a very insightful student present in order to answer our questions.

Honestly speaking , Ivy or No Ivy, number twelve in the country or 89, Cornell is CORNELL. Its great academics, student body, and endless opportunities make Cornell the right place for me.

I stayed in Cornell for about three days during the Multicultural Visitation Program(MVP). It truly was a great experience and showed me what a great place Cornell is. I recommend visiting so that you may also experience the life of Big Red!