Cornell University Visit Report by KaMaMom
Information Session: Yes - We attended a combined info session for CALS, Engineering & College of Arts & Sciences. Informative - but long. The session ran close to two hours with a Q & A session at the end.
Campus Tour: Yes - By far the best student tour guide we've had. Christine was informative, personable, relatable and funny. Dorm rooms would've been a plus, but w/ a campus this size, I doubt it's possi
Campus Visit Notes for Cornell University
The only remotely negative thing I could say about Cornell is the parking garage when you first enter campus - DON'T follow the signs, instead head on up to the upper floors to park or you'll get stuck in a dead end. (Every car did the same exact thing.)
Overall, this was a great visiting experience. Pamela Tan (I think that was her name!) from CALS gave a GREAT admissions presentation. Our tour guide Christine was EXCELLENT - very informative, personable and funny. It's a definite plus to have guides give interesting background history tinged w/ personal stories as well - Christine did both and it was the best tour we've been on to date.
The campus was definitely hopping when we visited - and overall, the on campus students were friendly and helpful. It seemed to be a very diverse mix of students - every one wasn't a carbon copy of everyone else. Which we loved - our daughter felt she could definitely fit in here. (If she won the Ivy Lottery, that is!)
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Stay in Cortland - only 20-30 min. away and more affordable. The Holiday Inn Express was only 2 years young in 2013 and was a great choice for our family. Adjoining rooms and free breakfast!