For potential students living on the other side of the country, or even the world, the University’s website serves as a portal that can bridge the gap imposed by geography.
In searching for the perfect school, students have in recent years leaned on the internet as a reliable source of information. As a result, colleges have sought to maintain strong websites.
“The web has been one of the many effective tools we have used for a long time to engage students and families with Cornell,” Shawn Felton, senior associate director of admissions for recruitment, stated in an e-mail.
In a recent survey by the Cybermetrics Lab, a public research group in Spain, Cornell University’s website was ranked fifth among thousands of university web-pages across the world.