Is Visiting Worth It?

<p>Congrats to all the ED accepted applicants!</p>

<p>I'm currently a high school junior in Los Gatos, California, and I'm already planning out my application to Cornell (I know, pathetic...but I really like the school!). </p>

<p>Is visiting Cornell for the 2 hr info session worth it? I've already been to a Stanford session, and it was pretty much a waste of my time (maybe because I don't want to go to Stanford at all). </p>

<p>However, I've noticed that mentioning here and there that you've visited Cornell in application essays really helps sometimes...but info session are so...blah.</p>

<p>don't waste ur money visit the website</p>

<p>yeah, i agree. plus you can get a good feel for the school here, if you search correctly. </p>

<p>"the cats"? what kind of name is that for a city?</p>

<p>Its worth visiting if you plan take an east coast college trip, but not if you plan on visiting Cornell alone. But, if you are accepted definitely try to take a trip to check it out.</p>

<p>thanks! Yea, the know...the cats...our school mascot is a wildcat</p>

<p>how wildly creative is that?!</p>

the cats...our school mascot is a wildcat


<p>I don't get it it . . . why?</p>

<p>are you being sarcastic?</p>


<p>Visiting the school is worth it I guess if you live reasonably close, but if you live all the way in California (Which is pretty far, using my limited knowledge of American geography) then ya, it probably isn't worth it.</p>

<p>the campus is beautiful, take our word for it</p>

<p>hrmm. visiting a campus can give you a good feel for whether or not the school is a place for you, but if it's not practical i'd say don't do it. are you looking at other schools on the east coast? i live in minnesota, and when i went out east i saw cornell, princeton, upenn, and haverford. and it was worth it.</p>

<p>well, i like amherst and carnegie mellon as well.</p>

<p>but, i plan on applying to cornell ED, so it would probably be the only college that i would actually visit.</p>

<p>the only reason that it's a question is for the essays...don't admission counselors like to see that you've taken an active interest in the college?</p>

<p>last year, i vacillated a lot on where i wanted to apply. your feelings might change (might), and it would probably be best to visit a few colleges, not just cornell. but if you're set you're set i guess.
and yeah admission counselours like to see you've taken an active interest- but you don't have to visit necessarily. send some emails, phone calls, do your research. alumni interview?</p>

<p>thanks for the advice peeps.</p>

<p>emails to who? admission people from the website? professors in my desired major?</p>

<p>regional rep. said profs. people involved in programmes that interest you (like maybe study abroad). even financial aid, maybe</p>

<p>thanks a lot. </p>

<p>you guys are awesome.</p>

<p>i wouldn't email a prof. i feel like they're too busy and their job description doesn't really entail dealing with prospective applicants. it's up to you though.</p>

<p>you'd want to make sure you address it properly. depends on your interest, finances, etc. if you had $ maybe you could enquire about summer research or something (does that ever work?)</p>

<p>It's definitely helpful to visit. If you live far, then try to visit a lot of colleges you are interested in at once. If you're going to travel very far for just Cornell it's probably not worth it. But I encourage you to look around. Don't decide on an ED school in your junior year. You may be surprised.</p>

<p>hmmm...the website is better than a visit...since i live in India, i couldn't visit...but after scrutizin their site, i had my first crush, Cornell!!! ore seriously thou thhe website's fine enough</p>

<p>I'll agree the website does do justice to Cornell, and it represents it quite well in my opinion.</p>

<p>man so many people beat me to making fun of your town name..."the cats" hahaha. Anyway. If you apply ED, I highly recommend visiting. Wouldn't want to get locked into a school you don't like. However, all the material I've seen presented by cornell is accurate and, as jacquesier says, does cornell justice. I really don't see what there is to complain about unless you really can't stand cold. Awesome people, awesome classes, awesome time here. If you want cornell I wouldn't ask you to second guess it even after I had failed a prelim heheh.</p>