By far the biggest problem with Cornell College is their administration. In multiple instances, it has chosen to profess their arbitrary, socialist views over a commitment to enhancing academic learning and success. While most New Student Orientations are used to lay out all of the rules of the college and the available academic resources, the entire time was spent in lectures where essentially different variations of fascists professed to us how we should come to some tenuous conclusion based on no evidence. At the time I am writing this, Yale was having a standoff between a residence hall master who considered intellectual freedom a higher value than the Totalitarian ideal necessary to create 'safe spaces' and the students who opposed him, the president sided with the students. This can only detract from the already dwindling focus on academia.
I have encountered problems with both the registrar and the bookstore. The registrar seems to consider themselves above the students rather than as business partners, since when I expressed disappointment when the registrar made a mistake and wanted to put the burden of proof on me for something that was too late to do, the registrar responded by saying that they did not expect to be treated that way.
The real stinger is that when I asked what the average rate of tuition increase per year was, I was told the historical value was 1.5%. In an email sent by the president to the students, the president said that the rate for next year increased by 3%, and is, "the third consecutive year of tuition increases of 3 percent or less," meaning I was told that tuition increases at the rate of inflation, while tuition rates historically increase above the rate of inflation.