Ultimate Guide to Cornell

Recorded Wednesday, February 10 at 09:00 PM

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School information

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Founded in 1865 in upstate NY, Cornell is a member of the Ivy League and one of the United States' most elite universities.

Don't miss this chance to join Elias as he walks you through the Cornell student experience. Topics covered will include the school's application and admissions process, academic and extracurricular opportunities, housing and food options, social activities, and financial aid.

And, have a chance to hear from our very own Bryan Weintraub, a senior at Cornell, about his experience as a student in the School of Hotel Administration!

School information

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

Audience questions

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0:00@anonymous0101011:Anyone there?
0:00@dlzz: Legacy but not applying ed because of financial reasons, does that hurt the application?
0:00@anonymous0101011:how long is the session
2:54@anonymous0101011:youre quitting collegevine?
3:45@anonymous0101011:Elias is the man!
9:28@anonymous0101011:is it test optional this yr
17:12@anonymous:Do you know any impressive summer programs that look really good on college application?
17:34@anonymous:if you apply and get accepted to one college, but want to switch colleges later on, do you have to reapply to the new college?
19:32@anonymous:What does score free mean again? Is that the same as score blind?
21:25@anonymous:If I have a 1470 on SAT as an Asian American, is that good for ivy leagues?
22:11@anonymous0101011:should i submit a 1430 sat?
33:53@anonymous:Do they take into account ethnicity? Like Middle Eastern/North African?
44:47@sidney:Is Ithaca cold?
46:43@sidney:I am from Rio de Janeiro so it is certainly very cold lol
50:14@sidney:I am international student, perfect GPA, 1st ranking, I don't intend to take SAT because I gotta take a 3 hour flight to the test center, will it hurt my application?
56:16@sidney:Penn or Cornell? Which has a better social life?
57:13@goldenretriever1:Bryan is there a pool at Cornell? What's the tuition for instate residents
57:22@goldenretriever1:Cornell or Brown?? Which is better?
58:30@goldenretriever1:Haha Shane if I can get it I will def go. Brown campus is so pretty. Shane how to ace Brown essays? Pls tell :))
59:54@sidney:Is out of state and international students the same?
64:09@sidney:Bryan did you go to Hotel Management??
65:47@sidney:What ECs did you have for getting into Hotel Management at Cornell?
67:17@sidney:Would Hotel Management a good choice to become a real estate developer?
67:56@sidney:What did you like the most about studying HM?
69:11@goldenretriever1:Can Shane answer questions re: Brown
70:49@chorizo:Are students collaborative or competitive?
71:52@anonymous0101011:should i submit a 1430 to cornell or will i benefit from just not submitting it... i have a 4.0 gpa
72:35@anonymous:How is Dyson school of business different from the Hotel Management school? Can you still take the same classes and earn similar degrees?
74:05@chorizo:Favorite tradition at Cornell?
75:31@sidney:What was your spike before getting into Cornell?
76:30@anonymous:do the percentile scores for SAT different based on the school? Could you speak to the scores for the Business school and is it higher than the Hotel management school?
79:43@sidney:When you get out of HM will the student be prepared to run something like Hyatt? just an example
84:00@anonymous:You can learn about almost anything on YouTube! Especially business!
89:33@sidney:LOVE U COLLEGE VINE


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