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Cornell University Admissions

Cornell admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 14%. Students that get into Cornell have an average SAT score between 1330-1530 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
14%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
27%
Total Applicants
44,965
SAT Range
1330-1530
SAT Reading
650-750
SAT Math
680-780
Students Submitting SAT
69%
ACT Range
31-34
ACT English
31-35
ACT Math
30-35
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT
51%

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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
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • 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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