Cornell University is known internationally for its College of Veterinary Medicine -- at least among those interested in the profession. According to it's own Web site, the university imposed the highest requirements of any university on its veterinary students the day it opened in 1868, and was the first university in the United States to assign a professor to that study.

The place is also rather a shock to visit if you're used to the American Midwest, since half the campus is built on the side of a mountain. I wouldn't ride a bicycle on that campus if you paid me, since one out of control ride across the quad would send me plummeting to a stony death. Spectacular view, though.