Cornell University Visit Report by KaMaMom

Visit to Cornell University in October 2020 by KaMaMom
(Parent of Student)
(Member since October 30 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


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:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
We asked a couple of students for directions and they were very pleasant and friendly.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Even on a chilly, overcast day, the campus is gorgeous.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Daughter fell in love w/ Cornell the second she stepped onto campus.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Can't really comment - it looked fine, but we just drove in and out.

Campus Visit Notes for Cornell University


Visit Description:

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!