Cornell Freshman Tells of University’s Appeal

The New York Times, Westchester Weekly
April 15, 2001

To the Editor:

As a graduate of Rye Country Day School and a freshman at Cornell University, I can attest to Cornell’s popularity with students from Westchester County (“Where Westchester Goes to College,” April 8).

Upon arriving on campus, I was surprised by the number of students who also hailed from Westchester.

The advantages of Cornell to Westchester students are numerous: for one, Cornell provides students with a diverse, academically stimulating learning environment. For students in the statutory schools like Agriculture and Life Sciences and Industrial and Labor Relations, the reduced tuition is another big draw. Cornell is also far enough from Westchester (around four hours) that students can gain a sense of independence from their parents, yet close enough that a weekend home doesn’t involve a plane ticket.


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