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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
607-254-4636
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Ithaca
Type: Educational Sites
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

This is an absolutely beautiful campus. Weather was picture perfect the day we were there. Summer session must have been in session as there were a number of students on campus, many enjoying the sunny weather. Cornell is Ivy League and I'm sure it's difficult to gain admission. Surprisingly, we were stunned by the number of "students" who could not... More

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

t was raining when we took a personal tour of the university. So we were not inclined to walk the entire campus which is both beautiful and large. One of the nicest spots on the campus is the law quad, which was closed off to foot traffic due to construction. I grew up in Ithaca, and had not been back... More

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Walnut, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I remember my first visit. I took a terrific student led tour and was very impressed. I recently returned to Ithaca and got a look at all the changes. A very impressive and beautiful campus. Well worth the time to visit if you are in the area.

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Dallas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Cornell is a must-see if you travel to Ithaca. The campus is beautiful any time of year and the hotel on campus is awesome; run by the students at the School of Hotel Management within Cornell. My son is a "Hotelie" and loves Cornell. We have been to several baseball games and a hockey game... all super fun! The students... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I'm always amazed that Cornell's campus is more beautiful than many state parks and other nature preserves I've been to. Also, great school and great facilities.

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We return to Cornell often for football and to visit friends and fraternities and we always find it to be a warm and welcoming place, although we wish it hadn't grown so much. There is so much to do, especially on a football or other sports/academic related weekends that I can't enumerate them here, but suffice to say you'll never... More

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Manila, Philippines
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We came here to accompany my father in law for his 50th batch reunion. We travelled more than 8,000 miles to go to Cornell University and it is all worth it. Cornell is such a beautiful place! The slopping grass, the castle like buildings, natural falls and gorges, gardens, everthing is magnificent. The "Cornell Chimes" in McGraw is something I... More

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Sao Carlos, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've been studying here during this year of 2014 and everyday I have to stop to take pictures of this place. It's certainly the most beautiful campus I've ever visited.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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218 reviews 218 reviews
120 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were at Cornell for my husbands 50th reunion. We had not been back and found many changes. The grounds are filled with beautiful waterfalls and gorges with pedestrian bridges at many. Also many of the buildings are open with exhibits. Cornell is huge and multifaceted. If planning a tourist visit,there is a bus that gives wonderful free campus tours... More

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The University is still top notch and making huge strides in addressing current environmental, political and social challenges and concerns.

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