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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 2019 Come From...
Australia • Malaysia • Venezuela • Sri Lanka • Taiwan • Croatia • Turkey • Philippines • Japan • Kenya • Netherlands • United Kingdom • Russia • Nicaragua • St. Kitts and Nevis • South Korea • Canada • Ethiopia • Pakistan • India • United States • Czech Republic • Germany • Guatemala • Singapore • South Africa • Ghana • Vietnam • China (including Hong Kong) • Bulgaria • Brazil • Greece • Nepal • Rwanda • Mexico • Nigeria • Spain • Indonesia • Zimbabwe • Tanzania • Thailand • New Zealand • Peru • Bangladesh

 

Class of 2019 Admissions:

University Totals for the 2014-2015 Admissions Cycle

  Early Decision Regular Decision Total
Applicants 4,560 37,340 41,900
Admits 1,196 5,119 6,315
Enrolling 1,165 2,054 3,219


Standardized Tests: Enrolling Students Scores

Test 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 650 750
SAT Math 680 780
ACT 30 34


Class Rank: Enrolling Students*

Rank  
Top 10% 88.4%
Not top 10% 11.6%

*27.5% of students were ranked.
Secondary School: Enrolling Students

Public 65.1%
Private/parochial 20.2%
Other (charter, home-schooled, etc.) 14.7%

Class of 2019 Demographics:

Female 1,686 (52.4%)
Male 1,533 (47.6%)
Total 3,219



African American 7%
Asian American 20.1%
Bi/Multiracial 4.4%
Caucasian 36.9%
Hispanic American 14%
Native American/Hawaiian 0.6%
Not reported and other 7.4%



From:  
New York 29.1%
Mid-Atlantic 19.7%
West 12.7%
New England 11.2%
International 9.4%
Midwest 6.8%
South/Southeast 6.8%
Southwest/Mountain 4.3%

 

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 2008 and graduated within six years: 93% (includes five-year program in architecture and dual-degree candidates)

Undergraduate Enrollment by College (Fall 2014):

Agriculture and Life Sciences 3,522
Architecture, Art, and Planning 496
Arts and Sciences 4,188
Engineering 3,052
Hotel Administration 931
Human Ecology 1,211
Industrial and Labor Relations 966

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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