maxwell200 wrote:And of course, there's always the issue of whether or not he would want to spend at least 14 hours a day for 6 years working with pompous, self improtant jackasses, like certain forum members here who will go nameless.
will wrote:Cornell is one of the least cutthroat environments, and all of the people I've met who have come from or gone to Cornell have been exceptionally nice.
grae313 wrote:That is interesting because when I visited Cornell, I found all the faculty and students there to be extremely friendly, relaxed, and down to earth. Actually, Cornell has a reputation for being one of the more supportive and collaborative schools.
The funny thing about this forum is it seems like anytime someone posts an opinion, stereotype, observation or prediction, an army of other users offers overwhelming evidence it was wrong and that the exact diametric opposite is actually the case. lol.vroomfondel wrote:Cornell seems WAY more chill than Berkeley/Stanford
Wow!! I'm shocked about that... Of course, I don't know much about Stanford personally, but I thought that was supposed to be one of the least pretentious schools and given the weather, location and laid back atmosphere typical of California, the fact that people are happy, combined with what I heard about them wanting everyone to succeed and nobody fails the exams etc...and the fact they don't have the type of ego typically blamed on, say Harvard, I'm surprised...grae313 wrote:At Stanford however, I was treated horribly and I felt like everyone there was a snob.
Could you tell us a specific example of how they treated you badly... I totally believe what you say, but I'm just confused... like why and how would any school be dumb enough to treat their visiting students badly? Did they single you out or did they treat everyone poorly?
I don't see how state school students would get treated any differently at an open house than other students. Firstly, I didn't htink anyone would care who did their undergrad where... since you're all admitted to the same school, you're all equals, you're starting over. And besides, it's not like everyone has their school's name and rank tatooed on their forehead... who's gonna know or care who went where? Maybe our nametags should include our GRE scores so the state school students have a chance to fight back... ah j/k... geez