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

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2020

Very strong competitiveness in academics, but Cornell also offers a strong support network with helpful professors and older PhD students.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2020

In a nutshell, it's a very nice program and I enjoyed a lot.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2020

Pros: good facility, knowledgeable professors, good reputation Cons: no support for married grad students
2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program is highly competitive and depending on your program can have heavy course load, but it's worth it at the end of the day! Very resourceful faculty and nice staff!
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

The cost is more than I would like, and I worked very hard to qualify for assistantships. The network and career support at ILR are second to none. I also love the events on campus. The program needed more HR specific classes, but many professors were on sabbatical and took away the opportunity for classes that had been offered in the past.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2016

No.1 Human Resource Management Education Program in the States.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

The Archaeology program has the benefits of being a smaller, interdisciplinary program housed between larger departments. This allows for students to participate in a number of different courses and tracks, and contact an incredibly diverse group of faculty. Additionally, the research facilities at Cornell are some of the finest in the country, with extensive libraries and anthropology collections. Though the program is generally not funded, the faculty and research opportunities make this program one of the most unique archaeology MA programs in the United States.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Fantastic professors who are almost all very available to students. Course material is challenging and workloads are heavy, which means students need to work very hard to get through the program, but by the end they will have truly mastered their chosen fields. Broad selection of courses allows students to sub-specialize in almost anythings they want. Ithaca itself is a fantastic place to be a graduate student. The Cornell community is very welcoming and supportive, and campus always feels safe. Rent is higher than some college towns, but not absurdly so. Quality of restaurants and shops in the area is also high. Biggest complaints are probably lack of financial support for graduate engineering degrees. However, most students would probably agree that the investment is worth it.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

The professors and researchers are very enthusiastic about their work and teaching others. However, the department is relatively small and disconnected from other engineering disciplines on campus.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Great faculty and students! They challenge you to your limits! Even though the work load seems ridiculous by the end of it you feel very rewarding.
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