Cornell University Admissions

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
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 10.61% and yield is 60.48%. 26,342 men and 24,982 women applied to Cornell University and 2,432 men and 3,016 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,516 men and 1,779 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 10.61%9.23%12.07%
Yield 60.48%62.34%58.99%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 2,329 students (71% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,461 students (44%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 750 and 25th percentile is 680. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 710 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 104 (75th percentile) and 104 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680750
SAT Math710790
ACT Composite3234
ACT Math3035
ACT English3335
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Cornell University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,458, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

Cornell University 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, Next table summarizes Cornell University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Cornell University online application page .
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
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesConsidered but not Required
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Recommended

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