Cornell University Visit Report by glitterz_iz_gold

Visit to Cornell University in August 2009 by glitterz_iz_gold
(Student, HS Class of 2010)
(Member since October 30 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - The information session was very useful, I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in Cornell. I went to the Arts and Sciences College Info Session, and I learnt a lot.

Campus Tour: Yes - The campus tour was very very nice, but be prepared to walk, and if in the summer, use sunscreen! We did not enter any buildings, but got a basic feel of campus.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The tour guide I had (Ilana) was a native, and was very helpful. I felt comfortable asking her about her own personal experiences. All of the other guides seemed very nice.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The lady handing out information for the information session was really nice, and I'm not exaggerating. We had a very large, but comfortable group. I was very impressed.



Appearance of Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
I thought the campus was beautiful, but there was a bit of construction going on, and it was sort of hot! But definitely gorgeous.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Well, I went to a bathroom that MANY visitors had used, and it was clean and didn't smell bad.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
My tour guide said that an escort service is available, but she's never felt the need to use it (very safe area).



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I think the campus was gorgeous and really worth visiting. It was a bit empty as it was summer break, but I oculd definitely imagine how enjoyable it would be during the year. A must-visit.


Off-Campus:

Campus Visit Notes for Cornell University


Visit Description:

I think the visit was worth it. The information session was very helpful, and gave PLENTY of information not only about that particular college, but also about admissions and the admission procedure. The tour was quite long (an hour and a half) but basically walked you around the campus and allowed you to enter a few buildings (no dorms or dining halls). The tour guide (Ilana) was very helpful and very friendly. She seemed to be honest.