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Cornell University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityD+
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationC-
Individual ValueF University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessC+
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: May 17 2009
Major: Computer Science (This Major's Salary over time)
I graduated from cornell in '84 and I originally came here from westchester community college as a transfer. I must say first off, it doesn't matter where you get your degree. Ivy league means nothing, it doesn't gaurantee you a job after graduation, it doesn't get you any father then the kid up went to a tier 3 school. What really matters in a school is how well it fits you, how you UTILIZE! your environment/setting and how you make the best of your academics.

The classes were graded on a bell curve when I went and about 40% of the kids failed the course and the other passed. They might not do this anymore but it was brutal when I went.

As for professors, I had a professor who worked on the manhattan project and he was my physics professor. The majority of the kids failed the class because the problems on the board were basically the same physic problems used on the manhattan project. Yes it is cool to think back my professor had this opportunity and shared this with his students but it doesn't mean I was able to grasp the concepts of physics like I was suppost to.

I ended up going on to get a PhD. in computer science and work at wyeth now but I might get laid off in the summer because of the economy and I am an IT.

It really doesn't matter where you get your degree, when you decide to go to cornell, you are guarranteed a few things, 100K in debt and a well-known name on a piece of paper. If I had to do it all over again I probably wouldn't of gone to cornell. It really doesn't matter where you go and I will press this on anyone, even my daughter when she looks at schools someday.

Education is an investment. Be wise and really think about what you get yourself into. Ask questions, talk to students, even get in contact with alumni and see where they are at.

If you think cornell is your dream school I hope it is because the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

responseYou "wouldn't of gone"? Did you really go here?
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