Cornell University Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.23 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 14 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: 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
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

Great place to study. Intensive research training for applied economics! Go big red!
4.04 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

The courses are useful and professors are great. But to be honest, the workload is little heavier.
4.54 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is great for students who need a diploma as quick as possible. The courses are almost taking with undergraduates and not very challenge.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2019

I love the university wide Econ team and support, and the fact that everyone is so so so nice here!!! Cons: the weather is too random...
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Large program with diverse fields to choose from. Strong Labor, Development, and IO Good academic placement Con: Location
2.54 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2015

It's not particularly well thought out end to end. It's just some courses thrown together, and a dissertation requirement. Needs more cohesion.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2017

Teaching leaves much to be desired, but choice of advisors is excellent. Ithaca is small but nice and one can live well here on the stipend.
4.93 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: large social science programs with diverse fields to choose from Cons: Located far from major cities and winter is very cold
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2014

Cornell Economics: Department strengths are labor, health econ, economics of education, behavioral, development, micro theory. Quality of professors varies by sub-field, though I can say health economists are excellent to work with and very supportive. Funding is generally very good, and living costs in Ithaca are lower than in most big cities, so the stipend goes pretty far. Students studying labor or health typically place well. Weaknesses: Some of the professors teaching the first year theory courses are not particular good teachers. Students in the department are not very social. Ithaca is pretty isolated and hard to get to from major cities. Cold, long winters (though spring and summer are beautiful).
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