- Class: Senior
- Major: Journalism
- Gender: F
- High School: Chittenango High School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Ithaca is how open it is to everything, both on campus and off. New ideas and styles are always accepted. I think that Ithaca is just right, if anything, I wish it was slightly larger. When people hear I go to Ithaca they immediately assume that I party or do drugs, since Ithaca is known of its pot usage. Ithaca is an awesome college town, with tons of restaurants and unique cafes. I wish there were more bars though, but there are some more in Cornell's College town compared to Ithaca's commons. Since I live off campus, I'm only on campus for classes and to use our awesome fitness center. Ithaca also has the reputation of previously being on Playboy's hottest college women list, and as one of the fittest campuses in the country and the fitness center is always full. The adminstration though has some problems. It's often annoying to get paperwork filled out correctly or get ahold of people for financial questions. School pride exists, especially around Cortaca, but not as much in the winter and spring sports.
Ithaca has some amazing classes, and some horrible professors. Most classes are smaller (20-30 students). My journalism program has been horribly disorganized but then many other programs are awesome, especially I've heard good things from TV-Radio, Physical therapy, and Integrated Marketing students. My favorite class ever was Psychology of Women with Carla Golden-I wish I could have taken it again! Also, Gigi Marks and Paul Cody are great writing professors. Students have lots of intellectual conversations outside of class and one thing I've loved about Ithaca is it has gotten me to think so much more, about so many interesting issues. Ithaca has a mix of studies, some aimed for a job, others based on liberal arts. I'm surprised though that Ithaca doesn't have an elementary education major.
Ithaca is incredibly open to different lifestyles..or so we seem. We proclaim to be open to various races, socio-economic and sexual orientations, but the majority of students are middle-upper class, white, heterosexuals. There are a lot of diversity clubs and opportunities, there just aren't as much actual diversity on campus, though it seems that it's being worked on. Most students are from the north east and very politically aware, very liberal!
The Best Things
So much to do and try...especially restaurants in the commons!
The Worst Things
The cold weather and wind!!