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

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: - Applied device physics is very multidisciplinary and has taught me valuable tools such as clean room fabrication, characterization and design. All of which couldn't be possible without Cornell's state of the art nano-scale facility. -Cornell is one the few school's with a High Energy Synchrotron (CHESS). Haven't used it yet since I'm not in High energy physics, but it's nice to know it's there. Cons: -Getting initial access/training to the clean room is very expensive and not all advisor's (PI's) may be willing to pay for your training if you don't make the case that it's necessary for your education.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

The research of Cornell is focusing on the theorem mostly. I do think some programs which are more closer to the reality and application may be helpful.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate school program is very competent. I have a very caring advisor who meets with me weekly to discuss my project. Everyone in charge of graduate school has offered me support and I feel it is a well rounded education. The workload is high, but it comes because of the courses and the research together.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Great place for grad school. Beautiful campus. Amazing peers and social life. The snow and harsh winters are a bit of a problem, but one gets used to it. Bump up the campus safety and we will be on top!
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Great facilities, funding and advising for research. The only complaint, so to say, that I have is that there isn't a variety of grad level courses in my field (ECE).
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

Cornell sociology: Great faculty, inspiring courses, good funding and resources, collegiate environment, quantitatively oriented. Academic concentrations: economic sociology, social network, inequalities The PhD program might have been designed to be quite open-ended. Could be a bit challenging for students who have a relatively weak background in sociology and methodology.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

I think that most students realize what they are getting when they choose to come to Cornell. It is an Ivy League school so it is not surprising that the athletics aren't the biggest draw. I have gone to basketball and volleyball games while here and enjoyed them. Also, hockey is a very popular sporting event to attend here. However, the academics are excellent and the resources here are great too. It is a college town, so the town is open and friendly to students partially since they know the university drives a lot of the business in the area. The transportation is great. And the areas that I scored lower, like campus housing, I know that the worst ones are going to be renovated soon and the best ones are actually pretty good. Overall, as long as you don't mind the cold, Cornell is a good place to do your PhD. I have made good friends here and the grad student association plans lots of activities to help students interact. Otherwise, it is a good opportunity to get lots of research done without as many distractions as might be found in bigger cities.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2014

The grad math department is an especially friendly and relaxed place.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Overall, it is a great place, but the winter here is dismal.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Went as an undergrad and stayed on for grad school, great experience here.
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