We can all search a school, but how do you know what it’s REALLY like to attend? In Their Shoes looks at the ins and outs of some of the top universities in the country, from the people who know it best— the students. Read the full article here.
We asked current sophomore Garrett Heller: “What are the top 5 things you WON’T read in the brochure about Cornell?”
1. After sorority/fraternity rush, Greek Life is all you will hear about for weeks to come.
2. While there’s quite a workout that comes with walking to class on Cornell’s campus full of hills, the food can still easily win and make the Freshman 15+ a strong possibility.
3. The brochures do not lie when they talk about Ithaca’s beauty. There really are some stunning sights, but it can be pretty gray out a lot of the time. People who are seasonal affective may want to think twice!
4. The brochures may tell you that a huge proportion of the Cornell population consists of students who were in the top of their high school class. They probably don’t mention how annoying it is that some people will NOT let you forget it.
5. If Cornell’s your favorite school and you’re looking for an entirely fresh start where you can leave everyone from home and high school behind, don’t be from Long Island. (Having a bunch of familiar faces was honestly no bother at all for me, but I know different people have a different take on this)