As an Ivy League school, a research institution, and one of three private land-grant universities in the US, Cornell University admissions are highly competitive. Since its founding in 1865, Cornell has been a co-educational, nonsectarian university, but has expanded to include two satellite medical campuses, one in New York City and the other in Education City, Qatar.
Cornell University has a large campus that feels small and intimate. The resources provided to students are unparalleled, as there are research opportunities and classes that allow students to meet professors who are leaders in their fields of work. I consider myself lucky to call this place home, and I have met and been inspired by people from all over the world who are passionate and hardworking.
Carli from Rochester Hills, MI
People at Cornell are some of the most passionate, intelligent, interesting people I've ever met. The environment is far more collaborative and engaging than it is competitive or negatively stressful, and the academics are well-balanced with extracurricular and social opportunities. There are a few of the preppy kids, but most are very relaxed and friendly, far from the cliques and drama of high school.