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Cornell University Admissions

Cornell admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 11%. Students that get into Cornell have an average SAT score between 1390-1540 or an average ACT score of 32-34. 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 16.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
11%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
27%
Total Applicants
51,324
SAT Range
1390-1540
SAT Reading
680-750
SAT Math
710-790
Students Submitting SAT
71%
ACT Range
32-34
ACT English
33-35
ACT Math
30-35
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
44%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 2
Early Decision Deadline
November 16
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
    Considered but not 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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