Cornell University Visit Report by ReninDetroit

Visit to Cornell University in October 2020 by ReninDetroit
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(Member since October 25 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - The info session at Cornell was the most formal of those I visited. They had a PowerPoint presentation and a very friendly but down-to-business type of speaker. It was much more informative and school


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
I didn't meet too many, but there were some smiles as we were in Ithaca. Unfortunately, we visited during their spring break so it was difficult.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The staff was great. Even when we felt humiliated because we turned down their dining hall offer to go to a local restaurant (and asked for directions...), they were jovial and happy to help. AND - th



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Cornell was absolutely beautiful, much more so than I expected. The buildings are attractive and well-kept, even though the gray skies were a little depressing. The gorges are breahtaking.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
From the limited resources I saw, it seemed great.



Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I love Risley. :)



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
There were cops and guard stations EVERYWHERE. Even though it's a quasi-urban area, it has a distinctive campus feel. Although it feels more "public" than private, if that makes sense.



Overall Campus Impression:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
I really liked Cornell, and my visit solidified my decision to apply. It was a great experience, for sure the most naturally beautiful campus we saw, and an amazingly friendly staff. I also loved Itha


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I LOVED Ithaca. I thought it was absolutely adorable. People say it's too small, I really disagree. There are blocks and blocks of campus-directed business, and then it extends radially into town

Campus Visit Notes for Cornell University


Visit Description:

See above.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

The Ithaca airport is cute.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Go to that Moose____ something restaurant. It's a famous vegetarian place.

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

Parking is a bit of a nightmare. Arrive at the info session at least 20 minutes before it's scheduled to start. And, roads are frequently closed on their campus due to ice.