Admissions Information

The application fee is $80 for applying undergraduate school and $105 for graduate school at Cornell University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$105
Admission Informationhttps://admissions.cornell.edu/
Online Applicationhttps://www.commonapp.org/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 10.85% and the yield is 59.83%. 25,582 men and 23,532 women applied to Cornell University and 2,402 men and 2,928 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,437 men and 1,752 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants49,11425,58223,532
Admitted5,3302,4022,928
Enrolled3,1891,4371,752
Acceptance Rate 10.85%9.39%12.44%
Yield 59.83%59.83%59.84%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 2,257 students (71% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,298 students (41%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 760 and the 25th percentile is 680. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 720 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 32 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680760
SAT Math720800
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3035
ACT English3336
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Cornell University are relatively high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,462, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Cornell University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPAConsidered but not Required
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramConsidered but not Required
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesConsidered but not Required
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Recommended



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