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Life at Brooks

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A day in the life of a Brooks School student can be inspiring and invigorating with dynamic classes, coffee at the cafe, conversations in the hallway with your professors and classmates, and an event or a club meeting that enriches your education. 

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Your Support Network

The staff of your office of Admissions, Student Services, and Career Management will be with you every step of the way through your years at Cornell. From your first day to graduation day, we’re here to provide information, support and programming to help you thrive. Stop by or send an email to find out more about: 

  • Undergraduate academic advising – The advising staff meets with students regularly to answer questions regarding academic policies, credit requirements, degree requirements, course sequencing, petitions, transfer credit, study abroad, minor selection, and career and professional development support.
  • Faculty mentors – All Brooks School students are connected with a faculty mentor who has expertise in public policy. Faculty mentors know their way around Cornell and can give you valuable insight as you select your electives, consider research opportunities, navigate challenging coursework, and think about your academic goals. 
  • Building Success at Brooks course – A one-credit course for undergraduates taken in your first semester.


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Life at Cornell

Experience a community that values critical thinking, encourages self-discovery and embraces all walks of life — all surrounded by natural majesty that will inspire your creativity and deepen your focus.

Student life at Cornell

Student Spotlights

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“Leading the Way in Women’s Health” is focus of Women+ in Health Care Leadership Symposium

Read the full Sloan MHA article

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State Policy Advocacy Clinic Students help draft bill for NYS Assembly

Read the full State Policy article