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Cornell University Admissions

Cornell admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 13%. Students that get into Cornell have an average SAT score between 1390-1550 or an average ACT score of 31-34. The regular admissions application deadline for Cornell is January 2. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Cornell early decision deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
13%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
27%
Total Applicants
47,039
SAT Range
1390-1550
SAT Reading
690-760
SAT Math
700-790
Students Submitting SAT
64%
ACT Range
31-34
ACT English
32-35
ACT Math
30-35
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
56%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 2
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$80
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Considered but not required
  • High School Rank
    Considered but not required
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Considered but not required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
58%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.62 responses
Poll
61%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.62 responses
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