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We are happy to provide you with general information about admissions, our students, academics, and financial aid at the university. In particular, the admissions data listed here are meant to give you a broad understanding of the kind of highly qualified candidates we admit to Cornell. These numbers should not be interpreted, however, to mean that objective data are the most important criteria in our selection process. Other factors, such as secondary school curriculum and performance, special talents, extracurricular activities, essays, and interviews (where required) are critical to our decision making as well.

Students in the Cornell Class of 2018 Come From...
Australia • Malaysia • Venezuela • Belgium • Taiwan • Argentina •Turkey • Kazakhstan • Japan • Kenya • Switzerland • United Kingdom • Costa Rica • Ecuador • South Korea • Canada • Ethiopia • France • Pakistan • India • United States • Georgia • Germany • El Salvador • Singapore • Lebanon • Ghana • Vietnam • China (including Hong Kong) • Poland • Brazil • Greece • Nepal • Jordan • Latvia • Mexico • Italy • Nigeria • Madagascar • Spain • Indonesia • Zimbabwe • Tanzania • Thailand • Sweden • New Zealand • Mauritius • Peru • Macedonia • Bangladesh

 

Class of 2018 Admissions:

University Totals for the 2013-2014 Admissions Cycle

  Early Decision Regular Decision Total
Applicants 4,782 38,255 43,037
Admits 1,338 4,767 6,105
Enrolling 1,283 1,978 3,261


SAT Critical Reading: Enrolling Students

Score  
650 and Above 76.8%
Below 650 23.2%


SAT Math: Enrolling Students

Score  
650 and Above 85.6%
Below 650 14.4%


Class Rank: Enrolling Students*

Rank  
Top 10% 87.3%
Not top 10% 12.7%

*28.3% of students were ranked.
Secondary School: Enrolling Students

Public 64.6%
Private/parochial 19.9%
Other (charter, home-schooled, etc.) 15.5%

Class of 2018 Demographics:

Female 1,666 (51.1%)
Male 1,595 (48.9%)
Total 3,261



African American 6.1%
Asian American 19.1%
Bi/Multiracial 4.4%
Caucasian 42.2%
Hispanic American 12.7%
Native American/Hawaiian 0.6%
Not reported and other 5.6%



From:  
New York 30.5%
Mid-Atlantic 19.6%
West 11.5%
International 10%
New England 9.9%
Midwest 7.5%
South/Southeast 7%
Southwest/Mountain 4%

 

Academics:

Courses Offered: 4,000+

Undergraduate Major/Interdisciplinary Programs: 100+

Retention/Persistence:

First-year students returning after their first year: 97%
First-year students who entered in fall 2007 and graduated within six years: 93% (includes five-year program in architecture and dual-degree candidates)

Undergraduate Enrollment by College (Fall 2013):

Agriculture and Life Sciences 3,571
Architecture, Art, and Planning 506
Arts and Sciences 4,181
Engineering 2,982
Hotel Administration 933
Human Ecology 1,182
Industrial and Labor Relations 954

Campus Safety

Annual Security Report

Annual Fire Safety Report

 

 

Class of 2016 Financial Aid:

 Full-time first-year students 3,270
 Number who applied for aid 2,230
 Number determined to have financial need 1,649
 Number awarded financial aid 1,649
 Number receiving need-based scholarship/grant aid 1,550
 Average need-based scholarship/grant award $35,687

2012-2013 Costs:
2010-2011 Costs:

Endowed Colleges

Tuition and fees $43,413
Housing $8,112
Dining $5,566
Books & supplies $820
Personal expenses $1,680
Total $59,591

Contract Colleges

New York State Resident

Tuition and fees $27,273
Housing $8,112
Dining $5,566
Books & supplies $820
Personal expenses $1,680
Total $43,451

Nonresident

Tuition and fees $43,413
Housing $8,112
Dining $5,566
Books & supplies $820
Personal expenses $1,680
Total $59,591
 

 

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