Cornell University - City/Town/Community



Rating Posted By Comment
apergis
September 06 2015
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, [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
icello
March 27 2015
Seems safe, but not much do to as far as restaurants and entertainment. The gorges are gorgeous though! [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
FLbeaches
August 21 2013
Traffic, poor roads. Nice area near Moosewood. [View Full Report]
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
dkata1
May 17 2013
We are from a big suburb, so Ithaca seemed small and quaint. doesn't appear to be a lot to do there. [View Full Report]
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
cspan37421
July 12 2012
You would think it would be hard to go wrong next to one of the great Finger Lakes. We didn't see west campus but almost nothing of what we saw appealed. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Smithview
August 09 2011
Ithaca was delightful and easy to get around. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
thexfatality
May 14 2011
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. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
noimagination
December 29 2010
Same as above. It's remote, but I heard enough positive things from students to give a good rating on faith. [View Full Report]
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
PioneerJones
July 27 2010
Ithaca was an unimpressive town, with a limited slew of things to do. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
squelchy451
April 14 2010
Ithaca's a small city, but you can find your way around with bus, friends with cars, etc. I havent been there but most people dont complain much about its small size. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
elbeeen
April 08 2009
Small, quiet town which I like. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
polo09
March 11 2009
Ithaca is somewhere between suburbia and city. For fellow Bostonians, think Brookline. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
swissmiss3
February 28 2009
Another small town. If you absolutely need large cities or their amenities, you should look to Harvard, Brown, or Penn. If you like small towns, this is perfect!! :) [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
futurearchitect7
January 20 2009
Ithica seemed a bit bland, stayed previous night but nothing was going on. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
veghead
October 05 2008
It's certainly not New York City, but it does have it's own charm. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Keilexandra
July 31 2008
Ithaca is a bustling college town with cute architecture. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
lolcats4
June 26 2008
Ithaca only lacks the resources of a large city, but makes up for it with lots of outdoor opportunity. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
2-iron
May 28 2008
Not an INCREDIBLE amount of stuff to do in Ithaca, but a very college-friendly town that was like a smaller version of Charlottesville, VA. Downtown is pretty, as are the surrounding Finger Lakes. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
iluvcolumbia
April 05 2008
ithaca is okay, has all major stores you might need. not many activities to do probably. [View Full Report]
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
Dennis173
March 23 2008
Rural New York....fields...fields...fields..and more fields. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
midatlmom
August 31 2007
Ithaca is quite nice (seemed like it had a lot of restaurants). [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Igglesfan
August 22 2007
Restaurants in Ithaca are plentiful and of good quality for the size of the town. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
poozislove
July 27 2007
Ithaca is pretty old. A little too quaint for me. It is also far from any MAJOR cities like NYC, Boston, or Philly. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Lori1122
July 20 2007
see above [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
seuferk
April 15 2007
Pretty, small. I didn't spend too much time in the area. The airport is cute, though. [View Full Report]
1 - Poor
1 - Poor
posterX
September 10 2006
The region is very quiet, with little in the way of arts, culture, or community events. There are no nearby cities of any significance. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
college-woot!
September 05 2006
read above. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
eeemillee
August 20 2006
It seemed okay, but honestly I wasn't looking to much at this. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
KryptoniteMan
August 10 2006
Although i didn't walk through Ithaca, the quick glimpses i got at night showed there was a lot of people out and about in the city. And theres still shopping centers such as Pyramid Mall nearby [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
ReninDetroit
August 08 2006
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 [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
imkonadian88
August 04 2006
pretty safe, but also pretty boring town. apparently the cayuga lake provides the entertainment for the town. [View Full Report]