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| I came to Cornell after attending two different community colleges in two different states. I was getting a better education at the CCs. The reason I left was because of the sheer stupidity of the students attending CC, in general, and I had hoped Cornell would have a more academic environment. I cried when I got here, after meeting some of the stupidest people I've met in a while. |
The dorms suck: When I arrived, the windows were broken and there were no screens. The paint is peeling off the walls, and everyone says it feels like a prison. The food is terrible and has made me physically ill/throw up multiple times, and I am not alone. Cornell also tries to sell themselves as having a faculty that gets involved with the students, but it often feels that we are all alone here: It's literally like kindergarten without the adults. We go to class a few hours a day, and then are all alone again. The only reason I haven't left this nauseating place is because I've made a few really good friends here.
|Sep 15 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |
|Not so bright|
| Cornell will give you a solid education if you are smart about choosing teachers. in an attempt to cut costs (something that the college focuses on above and beyond the usual university), there are a lot of under qualified temps that teach various subjects. the college rarely wants to give full salary to a good professor, so they hire people for one block at a very low price.|
As for the social life, the college smothers it. They treat students like 5 year old children. the resident life staff is more interested in punishment and fines than safety. the surrounding town is no better. the police force is one of the best funded in the state (despite the town having a population of 1,500) because they arrest a student for (literally) anything illegal that is done. I friend of mine was arrested under paraphernalia charges because he had a lighter and was speeding (he smokes cigarettes).
Oh, and the food is terrible. If you attend this college, you will spend at least 500-1000 dollars extra just to eat off campus because of the atrocities that they attempt to feed you.Given the chance, i would leave this institution in a flash. However, they have managed to attract people that i like and until they all leave, i will stay here.
|Sep 21 2009|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| Cornell College has a nice campus with a lot of great architectural buildings. The campus is planted with many large trees which are nice to look at, and the people at Cornell are friendly for the most part. These are the few good qualities that Cornell has to offer to it's students. The food service at Cornell is atrocious, and it is inexcusable for any higher educational institution to provide their students with such horrendous meal options. The school is run by an arrogant administration who do not seem to care in the slightest for the well being of the college's students. Students at Cornell often feel secluded, and many refer to it as a "boarding school" seeing as the neighboring town is still living 50 years in the past. Aside from the occasional visiting professors, the full time professors at Cornell are average. The academics at Cornell are mediocre at best, and the One-Course-at-a-Time system puts stress on many students who are taking difficult courses such as microeconomics, given the short class length of under a month. Cornell's campus safety officers are similar to your typical mall rent-a-cops who take their otherwise simple occupation much to seriously. I have gotten several outrageous parking tickets at Cornell: for parking with the front of my car "overlapping" the grass, and for parking in a parking space with my tires touching the lines. The professors at Cornell are very helpful and respectful to their students, whereas the administration seems completely set on maximizing the institutions profits. I do not recommend this school to anyone currently, but I believe that this school does have potential if some SERIOUS changes were to be made, changes that I do do not see happening within the next century. |
|Mar 19 2009|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2012 |