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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3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Computer Science it particularly strong here at Cornell, and there are world renowned professors everywhere. The campus is beautiful albeit cold most of the year, and collegetown is a great place to find food and friends. If you put in the work and the effort to be social, it's a great experience. It's what you make of it that matters.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Good, but they cut the program so I have to finish somewhere else
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

This is a fairly small department, but the network is strong. You would receive emails about job openings from alumni very often.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Great resources available, opportunities for professional development and learning experiences outside of the classroom. Some professors tend to be more concerned with their own work but others are very available and willing to help. Not much diversity in the student population. Many speakers/valuable events held, yet extensive workload creates time constraints. Weather and housing market are less than ideal. Extremely limited options for commuter students.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Cornell University has a culture that fosters a positive community that helps their fellow classmates. In addition, the attitude and maturity of the campus adds to its value as an Ivy League graduate program. It offers an intensive Master course that really pushes the limits of their students thinking and cultivates teamwork. The program does offer some amount of flexibility depending on the background and requirements fulfilled from previous undergraduate courses and experience. The down side of the program is how little time there is to spend at Cornell which limits what students can explore to see Cornell's full potential.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Ithaca is incredibly expensive for no really clear reason; Cornell recognizes this by offering very generous aid packages, which greatly offset the cost. But the on-campus housing does not allow pets, and the competition for livable non-slum apartments is similar to NYC. Expensive, and often one has to sign a lease before the apartment is gone, as most are only available in the fall for the next year. This process is fairly ridiculous, as the housing rapidly becomes unlivable the longer the student has to wait. As far as education, the program is fantastic, if you have an already defined research interest and field of study. The faculty are dedicated in the best of ways, and expect a clear understanding of difficult material. Intellectual discourse is set to a very high standard. In such a short program there is little hand-holding, and students are expected to be self-starters. All very good things from my perspective, as this gives students the opportunity and flexibility to explore their own research interests and papers. Classes in specific research interests need to be offered more regularly, that is on a heavier rotation with the faculty teaching them at predictable times, ie every other year or every spring semester. The workload over-all is very intensive, and breaks often have double or triple the amount of work assigned--odd in comparison to other universities. Don't expect a break from the material, even if you end up travelling. It seems like no matter how much work is done during the week, a Sunday night email from professors will always creep up and add to your last-minute workload. I've been very satisfied with my education at CU, and Im excited to matriculate from this program with many avenues explored and opportunities on the horizon.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Highly competitive but also great at getting students ready for their careers
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

My experience at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, thus far, has been very positive. The two-year program is well organized, academically rigorous, and provides a purposeful balance between team assignments and individual coursework. Further, the summer-internship recruiting process provides the necessary tools and preparation for students with unmatched access to top employers on a global scale.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Cornell Statistical Sciences is a good program at cornell. It opened up a lot of doors for me on the outside to get quality jobs. I recommend the program to any aspiring statistician.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The school is very strong - with a good, diverse mix of students with varying work experience, collaboration is very easy. The program does a good job providing the resources to succeed and has strong corporate relationships for those looking for a structured post-MBA employment experience.
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