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Here are the highest rated Cornell University dorms. This ranking was put together based off of what students rated Cornell dorms on the RateMyDorm Cornell Page.

    Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 7 Cornell students

    "The best West campus house to live in. Solid dining hall, proximity to Jansens/Arts quad, and access to all the necessary facilities like laundry, study space, etc. "

    Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 1 Cornell student

    "Pros: - New dorm with comfortable, spacious rooms - You can lock the entire bathroom - Working heat and AC - Many lounges scattered between the floors - Community kitchens - Near Appel dining and Novicks Café - Has a bike room Cons: - Confusing architecture, because it straddles the city border - Some rooms may be far from the elevator - A bit further from central campus "

    Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 1 Cornell student

    "Comfortable, friendly, and down to earth place with history and character. It can often be lonely to be a Cornell student but I made so many friends and found a sense of home and belonging here. Sharing spaces and having a house meal plan meant I learned how to adult. I easily got used to walking up the slope. Also one of the most affordable places to live in Ithaca."

    Rated 4.3 / 5 stars by 1 Cornell student

    "I've lived here for 3 years. There are singles and doubles and you get placed in rooms depending on choice and how long you've lived in the house. The rooms are a pretty decent size and generally pretty cozy. It's a pretty old house so there are some issues that pop up every now and then but maintenance comes to fix them as soon as they can. The house is a co-op so there are house goods (like basic food staples and some other basic communal items like a printer, washer and dryer, fridge/freezer space, other random stuff like board games and books). Best part is the stocked up and recently renovated kitchen. There's 3.5 communal bathrooms in decent shape considering the age of the house. Since it's a co-op all residents have to do chores once a week. Cleanliness of the house is dependent on this and the actions of the individual members of the house. Location is on North Campus very close to Central (near Balch and the bus stop). Culture of the house was overall pretty good/friendly throughout all the years I've lived there. There is no house meal plan but there are food staples and kitchen supplies. And anyways lots of baking goes on and people tend to share food."

    Rated 4.5 / 5 stars by 8 Cornell students

    "Super chill dorm — facilities are amazing, everything’s super clean, dining hall is pretty sweet! Only downside is that the community definitely isn’t that solid. I guess that’s just how it is with the better dorms, but as long as you’re not looking (but open) to meet new people, you should be good!"

    Rated 4.6 / 5 stars by 2 Cornell students

    "I really like Ganedago. The buildings are clean and don't have any funky smells. The suite style makes privacy more achievable too. There are also some really nice events thanks to the RAs. Some rooms can be smaller than others though."

    Rated 4.6 / 5 stars by 6 Cornell students

    "Dorms are relatively spacious and have closets with a door. Dorms are on a hall, but are arranged in “pods”, generally 2 doubles and 1 singles (5 people) that share a bathroom. Bathrooms were cleaned almost every day. It’s right next to appel, which is great for grabbing food or picking up mail. Mews is one of the only dorms with AC on campus, which is amazing. Mews definitely isn’t very social, but it’s so close to the other dorms that it’s easy to go elsewhere and hang out with friends."

    Rated 4.7 / 5 stars by 8 Cornell students

    "CKB is a beautiful dorm and in a great location. Other than Balch it is the closest to central campus. Every floor on a building has 30 students including an RA. This is split into six “pods” which is a set of three rooms centered around a shared bathroom. Each pod has two doubles and a single and there are 3 male and 3 female pods. Each floor also has a study lounge at the end of the hall and floors 2/3 have large TV lounges with a kitchen area. There is ping pong and a pool table on the first floor of Bauer and a piano, a large lounge on the first floor of Kay and a small lounge on the first floor of Court. There is also laundry on the first floors of Kay/Bauer. This dorm and Mews are the only two with AC. Court, Kay, and Bauer are all connected so your keycard will get you into any of the three and they are connected internally so you can easily find an empty lounge if the one on your floor is taken. The rooms include a closet per person, a full sized mirror, trash/recycle bins, a bed and mattress, a lamp, a desk, some drawers and a small wooden bookshelf. CKB has the most events hosted, they have game and food nights, among other things, and if you don’t enjoy parties then this a great way to meet people. This dorm is easily the best dorm on North and in every way possible."

    Rated 4.8 / 5 stars by 1 Cornell student

    "Lived in a double in a five-person suite and loved it! Bathroom was inside the suite and cleaned twice a week. Common area of the suite was super cozy. Dining hall and laundry rooms were right downstairs so we walked there in slippers a lot. Only thing was that there was only one kitchen per floor so we didn’t get to cook as much as I wanted to."

    Rated 5 / 5 stars by 1 Cornell student

    "New building, right next to Crossing's cafe and Dining hall. Small closet, and window doesn't open all the way [safety hazard]. "

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