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Couldn't imagine being anywhereNot so brightFinance
Couldn't imagine being anywhere else. The quintessential college experience is definitely available at Cornell. I encourage everyone to apply.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2006
Education Quality: A+, Innovation: C
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I received my Master of Public Administration degreePublic Policy
I received my Master of Public Administration degree from Cornell's Institute for Public Affairs. I found Cornell University to be beautifully located (especially in the early fall and late spring), overlooking Lake Cayuga. Cornell has many resources available to graduate students and the campus is pretty. Ithaca is a small town with a "crunchy" feel(but also has its share of poverty). Sometimes, I felt that Cornell nickle-and-dimed a bit more than necessary, and the career development aspect of my program was severly lacking. Cornell grad school appears to be a great place to go if you know what you want to do, where you want to end up, and how to get there. Self-reliance is key, and a Cornell degree can and will open doors (it does carry the cachet of being an Ivy League university and one of the major research institutions in this country). Alot of the experience is what you make of it. The social life was decent (again, what you make of it), and there were opportunities to meet graduate students from other disciplines. Overall, I feel I gained from my education at Cornell.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I loved my time at Cornell.Quite BrightEngineering Department
I loved my time at Cornell. The campus is beautiful, and the population is large enough that you can find all different personalities of people. It is easy to find people with similar interests as well as people who enjoy holding thoughtful discussion. People are generally socially conscious and take an active role in changing things for the better. The opportunities for activism, community involvement, and extracurriculars are endless.

I studied Biological and Environmental Engineering in both the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Science. While it is true that Cornell's engineering programs are incredibly rigorous, again, the campus is so large and diverse that it is easy to have a life outside of coursework. I had ample time for elective courses in the Arts college. You can find electives about nearly any topic at Cornell.

Ithaca is a lovely city with lots of personality. It might be smaller than what many people are used to, but I continued to find new things every weekend at Ithaca, and I don't think I ever discovered everything there is to do there. You just have to look. I can't say enough for the aesthetics of the campus. It is breathtaking.There are all types of people at Cornell--from ultra-studious to flippant, conservative to progressive, closed-minded to open-minded, outgoing to reserved. Everyone can find like-minded people if they look.

4th Year Female -- Class 2008
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B-
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