Cornell University Visit Report by thexfatality

Visit to Cornell University in October 2020 by thexfatality
(Student, HS Class of 2012)
(Member since October 21 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Campus Tour: Yes - My campus tour guide was extremely charismatic, and certainly made the tour for me. I remember him making pop culture references and humorous asides that showed us what Cornell was really like.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Well the students I talked to were extremely courteous, and even the ones simply walking around campus were very friendly and waved to us during the campus tour.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The staff was friendly as usual.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The old buildings certainly made the campus look beautiful. The view over the slope was certainly breathtaking and the way the campus looked like a mini town was really cool in my opinion.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The campus definitely felt like it could be my home for 4 years.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
There were some nice little restaurants and such. We didn't really walk around too much besides grabbing a bite to eat in Ithaca. It has nice small town feel, though it may be a culture shock for



City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
I'm not gonna lie, as soon as you go out a certain distance from campus, the area does not look aesthetically pleasing at all. The houses are kind of dirty and run down.

Campus Visit Notes for Cornell University


Visit Description:

Before our 1 o'clock campus tour, we ate at the Asian noodle house in Ithaca and it was pretty tasty. There were a lot of kids at the tour because Long Island schools had their spring break. I believe we had to split up into like 6 groups of 20 or something insane like that. There were some brochures in the admissions building although you had request for them. Our tour guide was very charismatic; I believe he was a bio-engineer and a member of one of the a capella groups in the university. The tour was about an hour long but it was certainly worth it. He showed us basically all the different colleges and I really felt like I was part of the school afterwards. Unfortunately my mom was in a wheelchair, and the campus was very hilly so it was quite hard to keep up. All and all it was a good visit, and I'm glad we did it in the spring when the campus wasn't covered with snow.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

Well, we stayed at the Memorial Court Inn. Don't stay there, the carpet was full of stains and the shower was disassembled inside the tub...

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

We ate ate the Asian Noodle House for lunch and it was extremely tasty, though I seem to remember it being on the slightly expensive side. I would recommend the fish ball soup.