Risley Residential College Cornell Reviews

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Overall Rating

3.4

Rating Breakdown

Room

Building

Location

Bathroom

When They Lived Here

Freshman

5

Sophomore

1

Junior

0

Senior

0

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Overall
4.3
7 months ago
Double Room
Verified Student

I absolutely ADORE Risley. This is my first year but the semester is almost over so I can safely give my opinion; While the dorms absolutely range in size, I got really lucky and ended up with the biggest double in the building (273 sq ft, the smallest room is a single of 93sq ft). Also, despite bei...

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4
3 years ago
Double Room

There's definitely a predominant theatre kid culture at Risley. I enjoyed rooming here, despite not being a theatre kid or being in the "In" group. Do not go random for roommates if you choose to live here unless you're okay with the theatre kid archetype. Will say though that the room sizes vary ...

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3.5
3 years ago
Double Room

Kinda weird vibe and definitely a popular group, which kinda sucks. if you go to events its ok. good dining hall

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3.5
3 years ago
Single Room

I got randomly placed here and felt like I didn't fit in with the students there, which was upsetting. I had a running joke with the friends from other buildings that my room was converted from a janitors closet. Not only was it extremely small but it was located right next to the stairs and had a w...

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2
3 years ago
Double Room

Good place to live if you're looking to join the theater crowd/want a really convenient location. There's a few average students like me and other architecture students since it's the closest building to the studio, but I find the crowd a bit too weird (although most people were very nice). The loc...

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2.8
3 years ago
Double Room

Very old building with loud doors. Also a pretty social dorm so can get loud, especially at night and on nights when there is a performance in the theater. Small shared kitchen which isn’t great. Bathroom cleanliness is pretty good. Single room size varies; I got lucky and got a decent sized single....

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