My son has been accepted by both schools (big scholarship money offered by Gustavus, none by Cornell) These schools are virtually tied in the Princeton Review rankings. My biggest concern about Cornell is the low graduation rate (just over 60%). Is this a dissatisfied student body voting "no" with their feet before senior year (transfer to other institutions) or discouraged students dropping out? .
Cornell seems to have a better, more worldly mix of students (Gustavus dominated by Lutheran Minnesotans of Scandinavian heritage). Son is active in theater (also a dancer trained since age 4) and, at this time, is interested in a career in medicine.
Cornell College or Gustavus? Any ideas?