Overall Cornell College Acceptance Rate
Accepted Applicants Profile
- SAT Scores: 1010 - 1300
- ACT Scores: 23 - 29
- Average GPA: 3.5
How Hard Is It to Get into Cornell College
Applicant Selectivity: Moderately Selective
The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Cornell is considered moderately selective. Many accepted applicants score in the mid-range on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having a solid high school GPA and number of college prep courses.
How Does Cornell College Compare to Other Liberal Arts Colleges in IA
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
Prospective applicants can complete either the Cornell Application or Common Application.
A high school transcript must be sent directly to the admissions office.
The submission of ACT or SAT scores via the transcript or from the test center is optional.
For students who do not submit test scores, a portfolio that showcases academic successes, talents and abilities must be submitted. Responses to 2 short answer questions must also be completed.
Students who submit test scores must also complete and submit a personal essay, or a writing sample can be substituted for the Cornell Application.
An optional teacher recommendations may be submitted for either application.
Number of Applicants, Percent Admitted, and Enrolled Students
Average Standardized Test Scores
|SAT Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||510 - 660|
|Math||500 - 640|
|Total Score:||1010 - 1300|
|ACT Section||Score Range|
|English||22 - 30|
|Math||21 - 27|
|Composite Score:||23 - 29|