CALS & ILR looked down on?

<p>Are CALS & ILR sorta looked down on at Cornell?</p>

<p>Pretty sure AEM in CALS is one of the most selective programs at Cornell so I doubt it.</p>

<p>I don't think so, there really is no point to look down upon them for.</p>

<p>Occasionally.</p>

<p>I know my AEM friends don't do crap.</p>

<p>I certainly don't look down on them. I particularly think of ILR as being a lot of work. and I'm in CALS so I really don't have a problem with us.</p>

<p>A few of my friends at Cornell tell me that while AEM is hard to get into people think many people in the program are recruited athletes who are there because the classes are easy.</p>

<p>I doubt that's true though?</p>

<p>^I'm a future AEMer and that is what I heard also</p>

<p>haters gonna hate</p>

<p>i think they're just misunderstood...</p>

<p>engineers like to complain though little do they realize how much more $$$ they'll be making than those who graduate from CALS/ILR</p>

<p>yeah, at first they'll make on average like $8,000 more a year. Lets compare 15 years out.</p>

<p>I've heard similar things like that about AEM too. If the classes really are easier, I won't be complaining haha.</p>

<p>15 years out, most engineering majors wont be working engineering anymore and they will still be making more than AEM majors if they want to (IE, go to business school, work in entrepreneurship or consulting). BS engineering + MBA = ticket to ride the gravy train.</p>

<p>true if you're an engineer with superb social skills to couple with the technical skill. You'd be surprised at how few this number comes out to be.</p>

<p>lol gomestar...are you sure this isnt just the case for NYC? </p>

<p>engineers are really banking down south...</p>

<p>I actually don't know much about NYC engineers. My info comes from family members who recruit fortune 500 but not NYC.</p>

<p>i haven't found this to be the case. there are very brilliant kids in the state schools that are there because it's a no brainer to go somewhere and pay half as much money than just to say 'im in CAS' or 'im in engineering.' </p>

<p>others want to actually do ILR or really want to study animal science. you can't be an ANSC major in cas or the engineering school.</p>

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There are no state schools at Cornell. They're all private.</p>

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<p>haha .</p>

<p>at first i didn't think it mattered since each school had its own respective majors and allowed those with interest to study in those fields. You know choosing a school for the school, not because its more reputable. </p>

<p>But then when I attended it was horrible. Everyone at Cornell made fun of me because I was a biological science major in CALS. :(</p>

<p>I was insulted for my very easy courseload and pretty much hung out with the jocks all day. I had a 4.3 gpa but no one cared since i was in CALS--the reject school of Cornell.</p>