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Applicant Status At Cornell University

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:39,999
Male Applicants:21,577
Female Applicants:18,422
Total Acceptances:6,222
Male Acceptances:3,024
Female Acceptances:3,198
Acceptance Rate:16%
Yield: ? 52%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(607) 255-5241
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$75
Application Web
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early DecisionNovember 1December 15
Regular Decision January 2 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1 or within 2 weeks of notification thereafter
RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:3,223
Full-Time Male Enrollment:1,581
Full-Time Female Enrollment:1,642
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 3,444
Applicants Accepting: ? 2,163
Students Enrolled: ? 44
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:2,918
Applicants Accepted:801
Students Enrolled:617

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 640 - 740 680 - 780 650 - 750 1970 - 2270 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) 28 - 34 29 - 34 Not Reported 30 - 34 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:88%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:82%
Students Submitting ACT:39%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Agriculture and Life Sciences: writing, science, and math (any level) recommended; Architecture, Art, and Planning: writing required; Arts and Sciences, and Human Ecology: three subjects, one of which must be writing; Engineering: math, science, and writi

Facts & Statistics

Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • A picture is worth a thousand words.
  • Booze cruises are tons of fun.
  • Buying the bed sheets and linens from the school catalog is a waste of money.
  • Cornell does offer free services-if you look for them. Depending on your college and major, you can get free peer tutoring, essay revisions, resume building, and business cards.
  • Country music is popular in upstate New York.
  • Don't forget to sleep!
  • Explore the campus and meet new people at the beginning.
  • If you don't get along with your roommate from the get-go, find another.
  • It gets better after the first semester.
  • Olin Library has the best study lounges.
  • Senior Week rocks.
  • Take five courses first semester of freshman year.
  • There are loads more housing options than just dorms or Collegetown. Explore the Cooperative Living scene for relatively cheap rates and a great, diverse group of people.
  • Walking up a steep hill is good exercise.
  • Wegmans has the best subs.
  • When it snows, it is a blizzard.
  • You can buy your textbooks at Kraftees, a store in Collegetown, for much cheaper than at the Cornell Store.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Contact the admissions office at (607) 255-5241
Campus Tours
The information and referral center offers guided walking tours of the campus throughout the year, except from late December through early January. The tours are an enjoyable and informative introduction to Cornell and its history, student life, and combined roles as an undergraduate teaching institution, an international research university, and New York State's land-grant institution. Tours begin at the information and referral center in the Day Hall lobby and appointments are not required. The tours are mostly outdoors and last about one hour and 15 minutes. It includes information about Cornell's undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools and colleges. The Information and Referral Center (607) 254-INFO Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Overnight Visits
There are numerous hotels and motels in Tompkins County available at reasonable prices. Additionally, during events such as Cornell Days or Cornell Red Carpet Society, students may be able to stay with a current student. For more information, visit:
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