Cornell University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.28 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 213 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 22,319 (14,566 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 1% part-time, 99% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $29,585
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3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of the program are its great value in diversity, reputation, and support in your career and academia. The professors are experts in the field with years of experience to help describe scenarios you might face in the future. The cons of the program are its pricey location in Ithaca, NY and the high expectations it places on its students. However, the workload is worthwhile and challenges you to be better in every aspect of Human Resources.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

I find the environment at Cornell to be fantastic for my time as a graduate student. However, I do see the point many other students make about Ithaca being relatively isolated from cities and lacking in experiences present in metropolitan schools. The academic community here is great!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2020

Pros: - challenging courses. - Professors always available. Cons: -little support for Muslims community (no Halal food in the university dining rooms, prayer room is so small,....etc)
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Theory-building type of class could have been more solid. Career support in the department is not much.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Other Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

The services are excellent and the academic program is top notch. The things lacking are the location, which does not have a city feel and choices of transportation.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018

Courses tend to be a lot of work, but they are high quality and professors try to tie together many disciplines in their instruction.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

Cornell University is an amazing place to do a PhD. Although living in Ithaca as a graduate student is isolating, the university takes big steps in creating a family environment. In addition, the school offers a huge number of activities and outreach opportunities to instill a sense of community and community service, such as adult education, volunteering at local elementary schools, and the teach in prison program.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2017

I think the best of my program is its diversity of concentration/majors within the departments and a very good integration with other department. One can easily design his research focus and also gets the opportunity to collaborate with any other areas he/she is interested in. The only challenge I faced here is cultural differences.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2020

Cornell is an excellent place for graduate studies, Ithaca itself is a very safe place and people are nice. Staff at Cornell are very supportive and always available. As of research and education quality, we work on the state of the art projects funded by industrial or governmental organizations. It is challenging and rewarding at the same time. The social life aspect varies from one student to another depending on their interest and how social active they are; but definitely Cornell provides adequate number of events and opportunities to us to have an excellent social life.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate coursework and access to world-class facilities and resources make this program great.
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