Cornell University Reviews
Rating 3.75 out of 5 1,968 reviews
My first year at Cornell was great. I learned a lot about myself, academically, and met some of the best and most interesting people ever. I really love it here, and I can't wait for more years. I do wish we had more breaks this semester and if the mental services were improved, but that is all my qualms for now.
Cornell is huge and bursting with intelligent and diverse people. There's so much to enjoy that it's difficult to decide where to invest your time and attention.
Their online courses are well managed and simple to follow. If you prefer an in-class experience TAs and professors will still meet with you virtually to fill that gap.
Did not take any online classes, but the school is very tech savvy so I believe they would do it well.
amazing campus, diverse group of students and professors. Easy to meet people of different interests & backgrounds. so many activities available! the food is actually for a college
I did not take classes online, but from what I have heard from peers, it seems to be pretty lenient.
Loved that it lived up to their motto, any person, any study. You truly could find your community and your niche.
Fortunately, I did not take any online classes with Cornell, as I had already graduated before COVID-19.
I felt the online experience was about as good as it could be. The school tested twice per week and so those on campus could do hybrid and in-person classes which was nice.
They have an extremely poor reputation for mental health, and now I can see why. They have done everything possible to make my time worse and my mental health has deteriorated to the point where I am worried. If you are someone that values your freedom, or struggle with mental health, then this is not the place for you.
Awful. But the mental health aspects of the school are far worse than zoom. Zoom was always going to be difficult.
I really enjoyed my time at Cornell. It is an extremely challenging school, but the coursework has indefinitely prepared me for work after my undergrad years. I feel confident in my skills and abilities in the workplace. It can also be difficult to navigate the campus because it is so large and there are so many people, but once you start viewing it as an opportunity to expand your network and find your niche, you will see that there is so much to offer academically, professionally, and leisurely. You can really take your experience in any direction you see fit-- focus on academics, research, community service, campus advocacy, etc. Cornell is full of opportunity and you just have to be bold and open enough to explore them all!
I took one course completely online, Beginning R (statistical coding software). It was great in that I could watch the lecture on my own time and dive into the material independently. However, once the semester progressed and the work got harder, I found it difficult to keep up. In this course, we did not have live virtual lectures and in lieu of office hours, we used an online platform to relay our questions. Personally, I found it difficult to write my questions and concerns on the platform and would have preferred one-on-one time. However, this was the only virtual course I took and I believe other virtual courses are in live time and offer virtual office hours.
My professors have made an excellent effort to keep online courses interesting and helpful. I have gotten a lot out of my online learning, both synchronous and asynchronously.
All of my professors have been accommodating in these difficult pandemic times. The distance learning has been a challenge, but the school has done everything they can to help.
All of my classes have been online, and the professors have all been accommodating and super helpful.
I love the student community! Also Cornell has bomb food :) I highly recommend anyone and everyone to apply