I'm pretty sure there is a bus that goes between Cornell and IC, and if not both schools definitely have frequently-running shuttles to the Commons during the day. I don't know about the perspective from IC but I generally think of it as a cool place with cool people.
I just got accepted to Cornell ED.
From most of the blogs I've read, it seems like pretty much the only thing to do on the weekends is to party, which isn't really my thing. Is it hard to find other people who don't want to party?
I don't party either and I've made a lot of friends who also don't, so we hang out a lot and just have fun together. I wouldn't worry too much about it...the population is large enough that no matter what kind of social life you're looking for, you're bound to find your place.
yea, there are tons of people here who stay in during the weekends and bake cookies and watch movies. They just don't blog about that stuff because people would think its boring. Anywhoo, keep your mind open, your tastes might change when you get to college.
What about a prospective architecture student who isn't vegan or PETA? What are the architecture parties like? Cornell threads have so much written about Greek life - what about sports? Do intramurals, club sports have as many participants and the frats? Does anyone golf for the few months without snow? How about team sports like water polo, baseball, basketball?
I'm not an architect, but my suitemate is. He took me to a party once, and it was pretty fun. A lot of people go that aren't architects, because you can bring friends. Other groups have their own parties too. Don't worry, you'll always find a party...first semester at least.
Yes there are always parties first semester. I don't think there was ever a night when I couldn't find one to go to (Friday and Saturday). 2nd semester is a different story. Greeks are pretty closed off during that time, but there are open parties starting up again, just less of them.
We have tons of sports too. All levels of IM, then club and varsity.