编辑：乐闻携尔 来源： 乐闻携尔 发布时间：2016-08-03
1.Academics: You can literally study almost anything you want at Cornell, and choose to major in almost anything out there. We have so many electives that you wouldn't think of-- Wines, Magical Mushrooms, Human Bonding... and many of our professors hold national awards, are ambassadors, world-renown scientists, etc.
2.Academics: The professors have a lot of experience and are always looking to improve, which makes each year better than the last.
3.Academics: No complaints about any of the professors. All of the ones I've encountered have been very smart and happy to help. However, some of the lower-level math classes are taught by TAs, which I hear is unpleasant. Also, a lot of the work assigned is busywork, which is annoying to have to do when you have more important things on your plate.
4.Academics: As an engineering major, the classes are obviously challenging, but that's to be expected. The transition from high school to college is difficult, but there are plenty of resources on campus to help you with it.
5.Majors: Cornell is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Every year it sends scores of students to the top firms within their respective industries. I interned, as a freshman, in the United States Senate. So there are plenty of upper-echelon options even for younger students.
6.Majors: As a Biological Engineer in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, I am getting the best education for a moderate price, since in-state tuition applies in CALS. The Common App for Cornell asks for you to rank the colleges in your order of preference and also choose a major in those colleges. I would suggest doing research on areas of interest and compiling a list of majors. If you are from New York State, I would consider looking at the state-subsidized schools, no matter what your financial situation is. Remember your choice of major or even of school is not final and there is room to switch during your college career.
7.Majors: So far, Biological Engineering is a very interesting field, at least for me, and a very practical and lucrative field, no matter who you are. The workload is that of an engineer (not the easiest) but there is opportunity to take classes that interest you after completing the required courses. Engineers are in high demand, and get many internship opportunities. It is also a very social field, as groupwork is required to solve problems.
8.Majors: Obviously admissions is competitive, but once you are in your respective college it is pretty easy to select your concentration. (At least for the engineering school) All you have to do to declare a concentration is do a one-page application and get it reviewed by the department, but if you have taken the required classes and have the minimum GPA you will get in. For general admissions the most important things are probably grades and test scores, but most of the people here also have that "something special" to set them apart. If you don't think you have anything that necessarily distinguishes you from other applicants it would be advisable to apply early decision.
9.Majors: I love the program that I am in at Cornell. It is unique and that it gives you a lot of flexibility as a pre-med and focuses on both the natural and social sciences.
10.Diversity: There are many opportunities on campus and in clubs for people of different races and sexual orientation especially. In my experience, most people are accepting of a wide range of diversity, but I'm sure the prejudices and biases exist somewhere. There is a mandatory orientation event for freshmen that does a good job of addressing this issue though, in my opinion.
11.Diversity: Very diverse when it comes to economic background, political beliefs, religion, and sexual orientation. I feel like there is a polarization between Hispanics/Blacks and the rest of the ethnicities. I know that blacks/hispanics feel like they have almost no friends of other races, and that it is because people avoid them, but being Hispanic, I can tell you that those feel segregated do it to themselves. The black/Hispanic communities cluster together freshman year, then stay that way the whole time. It is their own fault
12.Athletics: The Sports scene at Cornell is a hit or miss, but in the end it's a good balance. Coming from the Midwest, I honestly miss Big Ten football and basketball, but other sports such as hockey and lacrosse are more than enough to fill the void. As one of the top teams in the nation, Cornell Hockey is the epitome and center of Cornell Sport culture, and it is truly exciting to be a part of it. As a season ticket holder, I can pledge that home hockey games are always fun, highly spirited, and never boring affairs. The cozy rink fills pretty much for every game, and Student section tickets (if you know what you're doing) are fairly cheap. If you're a fanatic, like me. Don't worry. Priorities change when you go to college. To be honest, it's all I can do to get to the Rink on Fridays. Cornell is a challenging school. If you manage to make time to follow ANY of the sports here, I'd say that's a success.
13.Guys & Girls: Everyone is so different and I think that's a good thing. There are guys and girls who care about looking nice everyday and partying, and there are those who are very dedicated to their school work and don't socialize much. A lot of the students are from New York so how they dress can be similar at times but it isn't overbearing. You really will meet all kinds of people with a multitude of interests and hobbies.
14. Campus Food: Dining hall food is definitely some of the best in the country, but it can get old after all. But you have so many options to choose from, so even if you do get bored of one dining hall there are so many others to choose from.
15. Campus Housing: Some of the dorms are older, but still maintain a lot of character. There are a lot of housing options for upperclassmen.
16.Administration: I found there was a good balance of leniency towards minor offenses but strict consequences to major ones.
17. Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. The blue light system adopted at many colleges exists here at Cornell. Every time a crime occurs, the entire community hears about it over email. The most serious incident this year has been some hooligan doing drive-bys with a paintball gun. Bikes are safe as long as you have a lock, and each residence hall has bicycle storage in the basement for added security. Police are also available at a moment's notice.
18. Transportation: The T-Cat Bus system is pretty great. It takes some time before you can really figure out how it works, but overall I'd say it's fairly convenient and quite cheap. The campus is also good for walking and fairly isolated from outside traffic.
19. Local Area: Ithaca is a charming small upstate New York town. Though it is a hassle to get to by driving (no major highways go near it), it is beautiful in the beginning and end of the school year. Ithaca has only one movie theater and does not have the largest shopping selection, but there are some great restaurants and occasional festivals and events going on. The cold Ithaca winters can be a hassle, but people find ways through it.
20. Academics: I really like my program! The facilities are great, the Hotel School was just added a new library and lounge. The workload can be pretty heavy sometimes, but it's doable. You have a lot of internship and work opportunities, and you have a connection to the Alumni network which is great as well.
21. Academics: Nutrition at Cornell is the best in the nation, and the workload is fun, applicable and relevant in Nutrition classes. Facilities are awesome for cooking labs and classes, and there are a bunch of related research opportunities with big name professors. Workload sucks for prerequisites though in your first two years since they're the same as pre-med students.