Cornell University Visit Report by apergis

Visit to Cornell University in October 2020 by apergis
(Parent of Student)
(Member since October 28 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:

Information Session: Yes - Attended the general one (seating packed) and the engineering one. Later we attended the Human Ecology info session. (two daughters) Cornell sells itself VERY WELL. One of the best out of all the se

Campus Tour: Yes - Gives the student's humorous views of life at CU and in Ithaca. Mainly useless info but it got us excited. We were not taken into any buildings although several in the group asked.

Classroom Visit: No - We actually saw inside some of the classrooms but our daughters didn't get to sit through any classes. The ones were saw were appropriately maintained.


Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
It was obviously a Campus Visit day so everyone we encountered was very helpful and engaging.

Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Very helpful.

Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Well maintained.

Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Lots of staff to see to this.

Were not shown any :( This is my common complaint about many colleges.

No idea.

Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent


Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Very Green. Both my daughters are environmentally included so this is the perfect town for them. 150 waterfalls within a 10 mile radius, including many on campus. WOW. Grocery stores and restaurants w

We adored the Farmer's Market. Ironically we met various people who worked on campus. They were not so positive about the school, mentioning faculty discord, financial problems, drinking issues,

Campus Visit Notes for Cornell University

Visit Description:

See all my other notes.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

Do NOT stay at Meadow Court Inn. Yes, it's a bargain but it's run down and you will be tired after a day on campus as well as looking at the gorges.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Maxie's Supper Club & Oyster Bar had a really FUN vibe but expect a cajun like menu.

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

They say you will have to pay to park on campus but it IS waived for prospective families...just ask for waiver at the booths.