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Can I get into Cornell? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,315 out of 41,900 applicants or 15% were admitted making Cornell a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Of those applicants which were admitted, 50% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Cornell University is a prized outcome for many students.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||50%||51%||50%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Cornell University 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.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1390 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 1310. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1470 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 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|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1550 and Above||Good||>23%|
|1470 to 1550||Avg +||15%-23%|
|1390 to 1470||Avg -||9%-15%|
|1310 to 1390||Reach||6%-9%|
|Less than 1310||Low||<6%|
Cornell University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 2, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Cornell University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|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=190415 IPEDS survey data for Cornell University.