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

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

Cornell's graduate program in psychology is exceptional in its mission to create independent researchers capable of contributing scientific knowledge to their respective fields, as well as beyond. The program provides generous academic, career, and financial support, while instilling a sense of independence and freedom in the structure of the program as well as the trajectory of the student's research aims. The faculty are the best in their fields, and open to collaborations across topics in biology, ecology, development, behavior, cognition, and more. Students who thrive when working independently would be hard-pressed to find a better institution to hone their skills, as Cornell's facilities and knowledgeable faculty and student body compose an ideal learning environment. On the other hand, the freeform structure may be intimidating to those students who may learn best under more intensive structured guidance. That being said, support is easily accessible when sought, making Cornell an overall welcoming and productive graduate experience.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2017

The program at Cornell is truly a unique experience. Being in Ithaca, NY offers a monastic setting to delve into your studies whole-heartedly. The faculty is very involved and with a high ratio of faculty to students, it is very personal; this being furthered by the small class size. The facilities are like nowhere else and I am very gratefuly for my time here.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

A lot of flexibility to design your own curriculum and carry out interdisciplinary research. Opportunities to engage in a variety of departmental social activities, outreach events and leadership programs.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2018

Cornell's graduate architecture program is one of the best and continues to rise.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2020

An excellent program I am so proud to be a part of Cornell Engineering!
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2019

The problem-based learning can definitely be considered both a pro and a con. As someone who learned mainly from lectures in undergrad, this type of learning was definitely a change! But the benefits outweighed the challenges, because the integration of knowledge with the cases that we studied allowed the knowledge to "stick" better than I believe learning from lectures would have achieved.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

The Johnson School of Management has an excellent business program. I particularly like it for its emphasis on sustainability and social impact in business.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2020

Flexibility and independence to choose and design own coursework. Academics support collaboration among students. Strong exposure and encouragement for both academic and non-academic careers. Highly social and friendly department having a lot of sports, charity, and social events.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Got to learn a lot and met a lot of intellectual people
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros - Short, intensive program studying under world-class professors at a highly-ranked university, great for transitioning to a PhD program, access to research-oriented and other resources Cons - Short duration of program may be too intense for some students
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