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Cornell University

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Address: Ithaca, NY
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I just came back this morning from Cornell for a meeting and although I've been there before, it was the first time I actually gave myself time to view the architecture. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Mendon, New York
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Mendon, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just came back this morning from Cornell for a meeting and although I've been there before, it was the first time I actually gave myself time to view the architecture. The campus is lovely, but nothing like Stanford or MIT which surprised me as it is an old university. I always go to university bookstores to look for business... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Respected for the excellent education students receive and the dining is some of the best. The campus is beautiful and mamy of the buildings overlook Cayuga Lake.

Thank K S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the visit was during winter, walking around the youngest of Ivy league uni's was certainly inspiring for both adults and children. Having a friend or someone who is connected to Cornell was even better. Definitely recommended!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We truly loved walking around the campus even though the buildings were closed. We definitely will visit again during summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great finger lakes and wineries to go around. Scenic routes! Gorges in and around campus. Beautiful buildings old and new. Center of Ithaca has good restaurants and interesting small stores and coffee shops.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Although it was a challenge to find a parking space in the cold weather, we finally parked at the provided guests parking and walked around the campus well. The buildings were accessible on foot but the cold weather prevented us to visit more. The visitor center with the students as the staff was very helpful in giving information on subjects,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This top-ranked school has a campus any ivy would approve of--beautiful architecture and covered with trees and lakes and waterfalls. Wow.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Cornell University is one of the Ivy League schools but more unique than you might think. A mix of land grant/state and private colleges under one umbrella, a spectacular education, highly diverse student body, solid mix of undergraduate and graduate programs, in a highly picturesque location. A bit of a challenge to get there given the smaller size of Ithaca... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was up to see exhibits and the Johnson Art museum and to deliver art books for the library collection. I spent time visiting old sites and my fraternity house which is now a sorority. A lot has changed in 60 years.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

With both my wife and daughter being graduates I have spent more time on this campus than I ever spent in four years at my own college. It has changed greatly over the last 40 years, some for the better. The bridges over Gorges have been reengineered to prevent suicides. Many new buildings have filled in open spaces, they have... More 


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