Cornell University
Cornell University
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howardw719
New York, New York, United States44 contributions
Jan 2023
One of the best universities in the world and one of the most spectacular campuses. There is nothing more necessary to say about Cornell (perhaps I'm a biased alumnus whose child is not a student there but it is all true). Even if you don't go to school there, spend a day exploring the spectacular campus.
Written 25 January 2023
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De-Outsider
Detroit, MI1,005 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Beautiful campus with lots to do, there is even a waterfalls running through the middle of campus. A lot of cool restaurants around as well.
Written 3 December 2022
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Nefse
3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Past rural Ithaca, Cornell is nestled in a vibrant college town with lovely gorges, majestic buildings, and positive energy. Loved this place!
Written 22 September 2022
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Jodi H
100 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
This campus is beautiful. The buildings are beautiful. The grounds are beautiful. The views are beautiful. It makes me almost want to go back to college again just to see all of this and to be able to take it all in everyday! Since it was summertime, we didn’t see very many students. I think they must have at least 30 minutes between classes because of how far the buildings are from each other!
Written 4 September 2022
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Mom21042
Ellicott City, MD38 contributions
Aug 2022
We were visiting Ithaca in our NY trip and decided to stop by Cornell. We were advised not to walk there even though it is a short distance from our hotel. We drove up there and wow, the hills were very steep! The campus is beautiful but hard to find parking. School store has good merchandise and my kids got souvenir sweatshirts and pants. As we were near the end of the visit, a thunderstorm swept through the area and the pouring rain rushed down the steep hills, making me wonder if flooding would be an issue downstream. Our only regret for the visit - we couldn't find their creamery to try their ice cream!
Written 7 August 2022
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rahelgershuni
Jerusalem, Israel123 contributions
Jul 2022
I spent a few hours in Cornell University one morning. There are lovely buildings and grounds, unbelievably lovely libraries, a beautiful arboretum and a botanical garden.
Written 24 July 2022
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joe r
North Canton, OH146 contributions
Jul 2022
We decided to take a walk on the Cornell Campus while visiting Ithaca during our vacation at the Finger Lakes. Approaching the campus is an amazing site. It's literally on a hillside. The campus is beautifully maintained. We even left with souvenir sweatshirts.
Written 18 July 2022
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regaleks
Jerusalem, Israel298 contributions
Jul 2022
This place is worth visiting. One can enjoy the atmosphere of contemplation and serenity. Everything is planned to let curios minds concentrate on developing. There are huge shady trees, green lawns, lovely water falls, romantic bridges. It takes hours to do the place.
Written 2 July 2022
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lsujohnny
Winter Springs, FL40 contributions
Jun 2022
Don't pass through Ithaca without driving through, or better, walking through the Cornell campus. Amazing buildings and a fantastic view of all of Ithaca from the bell tower.
Written 24 June 2022
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Cloris W
Philadelphia, PA122 contributions
May 2022
Good School. Good Four Years, Very expensive. Congratulations Class of 2022! Go forth in Positivity!
Written 5 June 2022
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