Is it true that Cornell transfer students are looked down?

<p>Transfer</a> Student Bias | The Cornell Daily Sun</p>

<p>I think people are judged on their own merits, more or less. </p>

<p>It is not easy to be admitted as a freshman, but it is also not easy to be admitted as a transfer student. </p>

<p>My D2 is a transfer student and is having a wonderful time there. I get no sense from her that anyone is looking down at her for being a transfer student.</p>

<p>With respect to the article: if you are a transfer student there, and it so happens that you don't really fit in with students at the university as a whole, and you perceive people aren't treating you very well: consider that maybe it isn't because you are a transfer student, but rather its because you don't fit in, relatively speaking. Whereas a different transfer student there, who fits the student body profile well, may not share such experience. In other words, a particular result may not be because you are a transfer student, it may be because you are you. It may make you feel better to attribute your personal result to a general bias against transfer students. But not all transfer students may have this same experience, depending on themselves.</p>

<p>The nice thing about transferring to Cornell is you will be part of a sizable transfer student cohort which has a common interest in making new relationships, at a point in time when many people who have been at the university before have already established their social circles. D2 initially found a group from among this transfer student cohort, which was very helpful in transitioning into the university. As far as I'm aware, her friends there who were transfer students also like it there.</p>

<p>I was a transfer back in the day. Cornell has lots of transfers. Usu at the beginning of the school year, they have mixers for transfers at the Student Transfer Center (dorm), so even if you don't live there (used to be in Clara Dickson Hall), you can meet other transfers.</p>

<p>Typically, transfers are well integrated into the general populace. To be honest, no one has time to worry about whether you started as a frosh or later on. Too much work to be done! Just enjoy.</p>

<p>Pehaps regrettably, there is no longer a student transfer center (dorm). However there are functions and orientation activities for new transfer students, and they still manage to find each other.</p>

<p>Stupid Ann Coulter helped found the Cornell Daily Sun, and I don't know why, but I see a lot of people link the most ridiculous articles from that paper. Cornell boasts "elite but not elitist" I look down on anyone who judges transfer acceptees.</p>

<p>Is it harder to transfer to Cornell as a sophomore than as a junior?</p>

<p>"Stupid Ann Coulter helped found the Cornell Daily Sun"
????????????</p>

<p>She must be older than she looks, considering the Sun was founded in 1880.
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cornell_Daily_Sun%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cornell_Daily_Sun&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>There have been a couple of letters to "Uncle Ezra" about transfers recently. You might want to check it out.</p>

<p>There have been a couple of letters to "Uncle Ezra" about transfers recently. You might want to check it out.</p>

<p>i despise transfers. in fact a lot of my dorm does and we routinely call out to transfers walking through the streets and harass them with tomato-throwing and name-calling. If someone says they are new and transferred from x-college everyone in the class will start booing and tell them to "go back": even the professors will sometimes chime in and throw a few insults and laughs to encourage the class.</p>

<p>^ laughing out loud, nice one haha.</p>

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<p>You shouldn't do that cause it seems as if transfers outnumber the freshman admits. They might just turn the tables and gang up on you.</p>

<p>(and yes, I noticed the sarcasm)</p>

<p>Not so much just by being transfers. Students who are unqualified in my eyes and got in as transfers, yes, i'll look down on them, as well as anyone else that I consider to have "gotten lucky" without putting in considerable effort in high school and just goes into cornell for the prestige and parties it up. Total waste of university resources.</p>

<p>".. Not so much just by being transfers. Students who are unqualified in my eyes and got in as transfers, yes, i'll look down on them..."</p>

<p>Though perhaps not so delicately stated, this position is consistent with my post #2, BTW. If you are an idot, some people are going to consider you an idot, whether you came freshman year or via transfer. And if you are not an idiot, you will not be considered such merely by being a transfer student IMO. At least, D2 did not encounter any problems I know about.</p>

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<p>I think you mean the Cornell Review.</p>

<p>as a transfer student, i can assure you all that you WILL be discriminated against here and face a lot of difficult times ahead and adjustment issues. anyone who says no is lying to you and full of ****.</p>

<p>" as a transfer student, i can assure you all that you WILL be discriminated against here and face a lot of difficult times ahead and adjustment issues. anyone who says no is lying to you and full of ****. "</p>

<p>That is, if you only transferred here for the Cornell name and have no idea what you are going to do with your degree. Cornell is no cakewalk. It also isn't the best place to have fun either, aside from the drinking and stuff - but for that you kind of need connections that you start to build as a freshman, and getting into frats/sororities isn't as easy a sophomore at all.</p>

<p>Also, ann coulter was a history major - this might explain everything, LOL.</p>

<p>There definitely is a slight stigma about transfers at Cornell. Many non-transfers remark about how much "easier" it is to get in as a transfer. It's not crazy known, but transfers do get looked down upon a bit.</p>

<p>But, that shouldn't defer transfers from coming. Personally, some of the smartest people I've met were transfers [from community colleges & various state schools].</p>

<p>I think it's silly for Cornellians to look down on transfers when the last Rhodes Scholar Cornell has produced was a transfer. The generalize an entire group is dumb (but that goes without sayin').</p>