nessie31 wrote:I am thinking about applying to Cornell. I am from a small town in North Dakota. How do you think Cornell compares to a small town life? I once heard it described that way.
and honestly, do many people go to NYC a lot to visit or get summer internships/jobs there?
Kinda depends on what you mean "small town". Ithaca's not urban, and it's not large. It's not really rural, either. Since it's heavily populated by students, I don't get the feeling that there's a strong community going on. I've experienced stronger communities in larger towns, and I think Ithaca is pretty transient. This is also probably a function of the fact that I don't do anything besides study. The only community I'm cognizant of is the law school, really, and I'm not gonna be here long enough to get to the point where everywhere I go I see people I know.
And yes, people seem to be really into NYC, but a lot of people go back to where they're from for the summer and for jobs. I think if you're not interested in NYC life, there's no reason you would need to entertain it.