Cornell University Visit Report by polo09

Visit to Cornell University in September 2008 by polo09
(Student, HS Class of 2009)
(Member since October 27 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: No - I attended both the CALS and CoE sessions. Both were very informative, and the admissions reps at each were friendly, ready to answer my questions, and honest.

Campus Tour: No - For the Cornell tour, be prepared to walk!!! It's a huge campus, so wear something comfortable. The tour guides here were the most engaging out of those of all the schools I visited.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Definitely very friendly. I was sitting by myself at one of the cafeterias, and a couple of students came over and invited me to join their table to chat/ask questions.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Appearance of Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
I actually took two visits a year apart from each other, and there was heavy construction both times. Plus, there's a decent amount of noisy automobile traffic - it's certainly not Harvard Y



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




Security/Safety:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Seriously, it's Ithaca. What's gonna happen?



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Ithaca is somewhere between suburbia and city. For fellow Bostonians, think Brookline.

Campus Visit Notes for Cornell University


Visit Description:

I visited twice - once before junior year and once before senior year. Didn't really like the campus the first time, but it honestly grew on me after a year.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

Statler Hotel, while very convenient, is a bit expensive. Go out maybe 10-15 minutes, and you get good deals at random inns.