Cornell University Graduate Program Reviews

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97%
of students recommend
(4.27 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 224 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 21,904 (14,315 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 1% part-time, 99% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $29,581
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2014

Johnson is an incredible business program for nearly every career path. It recruits a very diverse student body, with an array of work experience, so create a challenging and collaborative work environment.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros, getting your foot in the door at CIPA before it becomes it's own school will allow you smaller competitiveness, all the academic resources of Cornell, and some seriously quick degree appreciation. We partner with the Maxwell School for a spring conference. There are tons of ways to get involved in leadership positions in the program. The diversity is incredible. Cons, Ithaca is nice, but it is the middle of nowhere. Getting to places where there are internships and not having that natural network is the biggest drawback when compared to programs like Columbia, American, and Georgetown. The decentralization of class selection is frustrating, even though it provides great variety.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: tight-knit community, excellent academics, great networking abilities with faculty and graduated Cornell vets. Cons: small community with everyone in each other's business, not much use of advanced technology
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

Ithaca is a small town with not much to do in the winter. However, this doesn't matter because you will not have a whole lot of time to go out anyway. The professors really care about their subjects and about teaching them, not just about publishing. While the environment is competitive, people are not malicious. It's a small enough school that what goes around comes around, and most people seem to understand this.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

I'm an LLM student. Pros: There are a lot of job openings once you finish this course and it's well structured. Besides, there's a lot of flexibility and you can select your own courses. Cons: It's too expensive and for the international students, taking classes with the regular JD students can be daunting since some Professors do not necessarily make special accommodations for international students in their classes
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2017

Top quality education, career support, research etc. ithaca is a bit small though!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2017

Very flexible in terms of letting you design your own program. Not too big or small. Faculty very accessible. Grad students very nice.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2017

Teaching leaves much to be desired, but choice of advisors is excellent. Ithaca is small but nice and one can live well here on the stipend.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: large social science programs with diverse fields to choose from Cons: Located far from major cities and winter is very cold
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2014

Cornell Economics: Department strengths are labor, health econ, economics of education, behavioral, development, micro theory. Quality of professors varies by sub-field, though I can say health economists are excellent to work with and very supportive. Funding is generally very good, and living costs in Ithaca are lower than in most big cities, so the stipend goes pretty far. Students studying labor or health typically place well. Weaknesses: Some of the professors teaching the first year theory courses are not particular good teachers. Students in the department are not very social. Ithaca is pretty isolated and hard to get to from major cities. Cold, long winters (though spring and summer are beautiful).
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