Overall Cornell University Acceptance Rate
Accepted Applicants Profile
- SAT Scores: 1330 - 1530
- ACT Scores: 30 - 34
How Hard Is It to Get into Cornell University
Applicant Selectivity: Highly Selective
The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Cornell is considered highly selective. Many accepted applicants score in the top-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 University Compare to Other Liberal Arts Colleges in NY
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
Students must apply for admission to Cornell University using the Common Application or the Universal College Application. Prospective students must also complete the Cornell Supplement or the Cornell University Questions and Writing Supplement.
Applicants must have a Secondary Report, counselor recommendation, and official transcript sent to the admissions office. The latter should include 16 total credits of coursework, including the following:
- 4 credits of English
- 3 credits of Mathematics
- 3 credits of Science
- 3 credits of the same foreign language
Students are encouraged to also take an additional unit of advanced mathematics or science. A midyear report must be submitted once the fall semester grades are available. Prospective students must submit scores for the SAT or ACT. Depending on the program to which the student applies, SAT subject tests may be required.
Number of Applicants, Percent Admitted, and Enrolled Students
Average Standardized Test Scores
|SAT Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||650 - 750|
|Math||680 - 780|
|Total Score:||1330 - 1530|
|ACT Section||Score Range|
|Composite Score:||30 - 34|