Cornell University Visit Report by lolcats4

Visit to Cornell University in June 2008 by lolcats4
(Student, HS Class of 2009)
(Member since October 21 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - Slideshow presentation that gave a general idea of the school, but didn't impart a lot of solid information on living or academics.

Campus Tour: Yes - Student-led. My tour was an excellent introduction to the campus.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The student tour guide as well as a couple engineering students who showed us their projects were very friendly and accommodating.



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




Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The weather was perfect during my visit. I couldn't really find any complaints with the campus. I love the gorges and waterfalls!



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The buildings I saw (physics hall, engineering hall, student center, a couple others) had top notch facilities. They looked great from the outside as well as inside.



Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Didn't see inside of a room, but saw the hall itself and all the available amenities. Halls were almost hotel-like (the freshman hall I saw) and in suite-style.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Blue light system, escort service, etc.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I loved my visit to Cornell, it really made a great start to my campus touring.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Collegetown bagels has great food.



City/Town/Community:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Ithaca only lacks the resources of a large city, but makes up for it with lots of outdoor opportunity.

Campus Visit Notes for Cornell University


Visit Description:

My visit was actually 2 days. The first day we went in the evening, and I got a chance to hear a chimesmaster play the bells in the bell tower. We also toured the engineering building and the student lab. It is obvious that Cornell gives its students plenty of resources. The following day we went to the info session and the campus tour. The tour was excellent, and really gave me a feel for the campus and the atmosphere. The info session was not so helpful. After you've heard a few though they all start to sounds the same. So unfortunately I can't comment too much about the info session, which as far as I can remember was mostly an introduction to the seven undergraduate schools of Cornell.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Cornell is known for great food. Try eating at one of the dining halls and try their homemade ice cream!