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Campus life at Cornell affords students the opportunity to meet -- and study -- with lots of new people. (Image: University Photography)

Cornell's 33 residence halls range from collegiate Gothic to modern high rises. Freshmen live on North Campus, while West Campus is reserved for sophomores and transfers, who are also guaranteed university housing. Two university-run buildings in Collegetown offer upperclassmen the convenience of dorm life in a bustling, off-campus neighborhood.

Students can also choose to live in one of Cornell's 10 program houses, organized around such themes as music, environmentalism, creative and performing arts, and foreign language. About one-third of Cornell's student body goes Greek, and many sophomores live in the university's 60 fraternities and sororities.

For upperclassmen planning to find their own apartments, an off-campus housing office provides advice on local housing searches and makes staff available to review leases and explain legal details.

"Not only do you meet a lot of new people, but you get to share past experiences, get advice about classes, and even bake cookies!"
Jessica Garay '04
Nutritional Sciences and Human Development
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