[\quote] I recently got really great scholarship/financial aid news from BU, which would make living alone close to the campus there a possibility. That plus the fact that BU actually seems to be interested in me and courting me makes me feel, in my gut, that it would be a better decision to go there, no matter what news I eventually get from Cornell. I will be putting in a deposit at BU this week, and then see what happens with Cornell. But the behavior of Cornell in this cycle plus the dismal reviews of the university that I've gotten from friends who have visited Ithaca while looking at other grad programs (everyone at the school, apparently, seems like a depressed zombie), have made my feelings towards going there make almost a complete 180 since last fall. Maybe it's sour grapes, but it will be a hard decision to make to accept any unlikely offer that Cornell would make.[/quote]
I have met very few people here who seem like depressed zombies. I understand the frustration of everybody on this board and think it sucks that people have had to wait this long. I also understand wanting to come to a place that feels like it wants you, it is part of why I came to Cornell.
However, I have to say, Cornell IS a great place to be. The people are great, the professors are amazing and it really isn't a bad place to live for three years. Again, good luck to you all. If you get the offer, give Cornell a chance. I would not want to be anywhere else.