- 4 Year
- ITHACA, NY
- grade A+Overall Grade
- 4 Year
- ITHACA, NY
- Rating 3.77 out of 5 2,032 reviews
Cornell University Campus Life
grade B minus
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
Average Housing Cost
$9,962 / year
68%of students say overall dorm quality is great. 125 responses
69%of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 194 responses
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Average Meal Plan Cost
$6,434 / year
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 295 responses
- West Campus19%
- Cornell Dining is one of the best in the country.18%
- The small eaterys around campus are really good.15%
- Mac's, Terrace and Trillium.14%
- Dairy Bar with Cornell ice cream!10%
- Cafe Jennie! Goddamn!4%
89%of students highly rate the dining facilities. 158 responses
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Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 124 responses
- I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.29%
- I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.54%
- The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.16%
- I hate my school and have no school spirit.1%
grade B minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
92%of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 134 responses
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 93 responses
- You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.31%
- Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.46%
- You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.18%
- If you don't partake, you're left out.4%
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 119 responses
- Extremely present and willing to assist students.15%
- There if you need them but not overbearing.54%
- Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.24%
- Not very visible.5%
- We have campus police?3%
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 193 responses
- Almost everything on campus revolves around them.2%
- Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.20%
- Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68%
- No one pays attention to varsity sports.11%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, IceHockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field: X-Country, Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, IceHockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball
Clubs & Activities
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, Film Society, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Newspaper, Radio Station, Student Government, Television Station, Yearbook
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Musical Theater, Music Ensembles, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 156 responses
- Slope Day26%
- The Chimes17%
- Hiking the gorges10%
- Dragon Day7%
- Rush Week7%
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 152 responses
- Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.14%
- Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.46%
- Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.30%
- Good parties are few and far between.8%
- Parties? What parties?3%
What is the biggest social event of the year?
Based on 103 responses
- Slope Day87%
- O week7%
- Paid by billionnaires1%
Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
55%of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 173 responses