Cornell University Application Essays — EST. 1865 — 23,016 Students. 300 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853. You Can’t Sit With Us: College Admission Essay Sample1 “Do not touch” signs are probably my biggest temptation. The simple statement of a rule makes the action it advises against almost irresistible to me. There is no better way to ensure that something is done than to tell me I can.