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Can I get into Cornell College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,364 out of 1,936 applicants or 70% were admitted making Cornell College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Cornell College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||22%||20%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Cornell College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Cornell College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cornell College.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. 29 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>80%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||70%-80%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||58%-70%|
|20 to 23||Reach||45%-58%|
|Less than 20||Low||<45%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1370 and Above||Good||>80%|
|1230 to 1370||Avg +||70%-80%|
|1090 to 1230||Avg -||58%-70%|
|950 to 1090||Reach||45%-58%|
|Less than 950||Low||<45%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Cornell College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cornell College was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Cornell College accepts 70% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||21%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||21%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||8%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||11%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||2%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Cornell College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153162 IPEDS survey data for Cornell College.