kaf5250 wrote:What did you guys write for your 3-sentence why cornell part of the application? Just three succinct sentences about what you like most about Cornell? Did anyone also add a Why Cornell addendum? or do they not want that since they are asking about it in the application?
I just wrote 3 sentences about location, size, culture, etc. If you have stronger points on which you'd like to expand, I imagine they would be fine accepting a why Cornell addendum.
kaf5250 wrote:Also for the question that asks who influenced our decision to apply, do they only want people we know in person who are alumni, etc. or did anyone write about a faculty member they want to learn from?
I mentioned a faculty member I'd like to learn from, and made it explicitly clear that I did not yet know him personally; they didn't seem to hold it against me.