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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 2021 Come From...
Argentina • Australia • Brazil • Canada • China • Ethiopia • France • Germany • Ghana • Greece • Hong Kong • India • Indonesia • Italy • Jamaica • Japan • Kenya • Korea, Republic of • Lebanon • Libya • Malaysia • Mexico • Mongolia • Montenegro • Morocco • Myanmar • Nepal • Niger • Nigeria • Pakistan • Philippines • Romania • Russia • Rwanda • Singapore • South Africa • Sri Lanka • Taiwan • Tanzania • Thailand • Tunisia • Turkey • United Kingdom • United States • Uzbekistan • Vietnam • Zambia

Class of 2021 Admissions:

University Totals for the 2016-2017 Admissions Cycle

  Early Decision Regular Decision Total
Applicants 5,401 41,638 47,039
Admits 1,393 4,569 5,962
Enrolling 1,351 2,024 3,375

Standardized Tests: Enrolling Student Scores

Test 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
**SAT ERW 690 760
**SAT Math 700 790
ACT Composite 31 34

** Highest New SAT or concorded old SAT scores
Class Rank: Enrolling Students*

Rank  
Top 10% 86%
Not top 10% 14%

*24% of students were ranked.
Secondary School: Enrolling Students

Public 61.9%
Private/parochial 20.1%
Other (charter, home-schooled, etc.) 18%

Class of 2021 Demographics:

Female 1,786 (52.9%)
Male 1,589 (47.1%)
Total 3,375

 

African American 8%
Asian American 19.1%
Bi/Multiracial 5.1%
Caucasian 35.2%
Hispanic American 14.3%
Hawaiian/Pac Isle 0.1%
Native American 0.3%
Not reported and other 17.9%

 

From:  
New York 31%
Mid-Atlantic 18.5%
International 11.5%
West 10.9%
New England 10%
South/Southeast 7.3%
Midwest 6.8%
Southwest/Mountain 4.1%
   
First-Generation College 12.9%

 

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 2010 and graduated within six years: 94% (includes five-year program in architecture and dual-degree candidates)

Undergraduate Enrollment by College (Fall 2016):

Agriculture and Life Sciences 3,569
Architecture, Art, and Planning 490
Arts and Sciences 4,233
Engineering 3,116
Hotel Administration 944
Human Ecology 1,215
Industrial and Labor Relations 999

Campus Safety

Annual Security Report

Annual Fire Safety Report

 

 

Class of 2020 Financial Aid:

University Totals for the 2016-2017 Admissions Cycle  
 Full-time first-year students 3,315
 Number who applied for aid 1,826
 Number determined to have financial need 1,513
 Number awarded financial aid 1,513
 Number receiving need-based scholarship/grant aid 1,484
 Average need-based scholarship/grant award $40,333

2017-2018 Costs:
2010-2011 Costs:

Endowed Colleges

Tuition and fees $52,853
Housing $8,564
Dining $5,766
Books & supplies $930
Personal expenses $1,850
Total $70,321

Contract Colleges

New York State Resident

Tuition and fees $35,483
Housing $8,564
Dining $5,766
Books & supplies $930
Personal expenses $1,850
Total $52,951

Nonresident

Tuition and fees $52,853
Housing $8,564
Dining $5,766
Books & supplies $930
Personal expenses $1,850
Total $70,321
 

 

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