College Tour '10: Cornell University
From a parent
My daughter liked it more than I did. Aside from the temperature, which was cold, I thought it was a very cold place. There seemed to me to be a feeling of ‘We’re Cornell and it’s really hard to get in so don’t expect to.’
The school is part public and part private, and that seemed odd.
It has seven undergraduate colleges but you have to apply separately. If you want to study engineering, you have to go into the engineering college and then if you want to change your major, you have to apply to switch into another college.
Some other schools are like that, too, but it seems like it might be difficult for someone who doesn’t really know exactly what they want to do when they start college.
We had a 1 1/2 hour walking tour. It’s a big spread-out campus. It seemed long.
This is one in a series of reports that parents and students are contributing about their campus tours this spring. If you have visited a school and would like to participate, email me a brief report at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find out more about College Tour ’10 and how to write about your college visit here.
Go to http://timespace.washingtonpost.com/project/college-2010/ to see more college posts in the series and a map displaying them all.
| April 11, 2010; 12:28 PM ET
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