Should I go to Cornell interview?

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  1. reesie0726

    reesie0726 Senior Member

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    I just got an interview to Cornell med today. I have been accepted to Downstate and NYU. If I decide to go to the interview, that is another plane ticket and missed time for class. If you are familiar with Cornell, please post a reply of what you think about the school.
     
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  3. jargon124

    jargon124 Senior Member

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    You should go to the Cornell interview. Screw the plane ticket $ and the missed school. Cornell is a GREAT school. I don't have personal experience, but I have heard from several people who have interviewed there and I also have a friend who goes there. Cornell/Columbia are a significant step up from NYU - In short, go to the interview and see what happens! (At least that's what I would do, IF Cornell offers me an interview ;) )
     
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    If you have an interview at such a great school, you should go. But then if you don't go, maybe they might send me an invite to interview. ;)
     
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    If you already got into YOUR first choice, then I would not go, but if you are still uncertain about which school, then definitely go. Cornell is a great school, but don't go because everyone on here says its great, go because you think its great and worth a trip to see if it fits your needs.
     
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    Congratulations for getting an interview at one of the best med schools in the country. Hope that answers your question.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys. I read Cornell's website and wanted to get some other feedback about the school. I will go to the interview and hopefully all will go well.
     
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    Cornell is a wonderful school in a good location with very supportive staff. Curricullum is PBL centered so if that's not something you're interested in then it may not be worth going to. Otherwise - a terrific option. Good luck
     
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    One thing is for sure: NYU is very stingy with financial aid while Cornell can probably give more. Given that, it might worth the $$$ to get another plane ticket. I had friends getting $15k or MORE of grants (money you don't have to pay back) per year from Penn and Duke who only got $4k per year from NYU. NYU relies heavily on loans.

    The rest about Cornell has been covered by other people's posts.
     
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    I agree with several other posters, Cornell is in a really nice area and has really nice facilities relative to most schools. NYU is very expensive for most people too. I would highly recommend interviewing there.
     

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