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custnercustner 8 replies17 threads New Member
edited November 2013 in Cornell University

I have a close friend, we are both from Sweden, that is a current Cornell student. Should I use him as a recommender in my application?

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  • T26E4T26E4 23243 replies1031 threads Senior Member
    absolutely not. That is not the purpose of the recommendations to Cornell. Cornell wants recommenders who know you as a student, not as a friend. The fact that your friend is a Cornell student is meaningless to Cornell admissions
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  • ForeverFishForeverFish 281 replies17 threads Junior Member
    ^This. My friend, whose father is an influential Cornell alumnus, offered to have him write me a recommendation, but I declined on that exact basis. "Connections" won't get you very far in the Ivy applications process, unless you're a legacy or have studied with faculty at the school in question.
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