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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 2020 Come From...
Australia • Azerbaijan • Bangladesh • Belgium • Brazil • Burundi • Canada • China • Ethiopia • Finland • Germany • Ghana • Hong Kong • India • Indonesia • Israel • Italy • Jamaica • Japan • Kenya • Korea • Madagascar • Malaysia • Maldives • Mauritius • Mexico • Mongolia • Morocco • Mozambique • Myanmar • Nepal • Netherlands • New Zealand • Nigeria • Norway • Pakistan • Peru • Poland • Portugal • Qatar • Russia • Rwanda • Saudi Arabia • Senegal • Singapore • South Africa • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Taiwan • Tanzania • Thailand • Tunisia • Turkey • Ukraine • United Kingdom • United States • Vietnam • Zambia • Zimbabwe

 

Class of 2020 Admissions:

University Totals for the 2015-2016 Admissions Cycle

  Early Decision Regular Decision Total
Applicants 4,882 40,083 44,965
Admits 1,340 4,997 6,337
Enrolling 1,298 2,044 3,342

Standardized Tests: Enrolling Students Scores

Test 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 650 750
SAT Math 680 780
ACT 31 34

Class Rank: Enrolling Students*

Rank  
Top 10% 89.9%
Not top 10% 10.1%

*26% of students were ranked.
Secondary School: Enrolling Students

Public 62.8%
Private/parochial 19.0%
Other (charter, home-schooled, etc.) 18.2%

Class of 2020 Demographics:

Female 1,785 (53.4%)
Male 1,557 (46.6%)
Total 3,342

African American 6.8%
Asian American 18.1%
Bi/Multiracial 4.7%
Caucasian 36.3%
Hispanic American 13.8%
Native American/Hawaiian 0.7%
Not reported and other 8.2%

From:  
New York 29.2%
Mid-Atlantic 17.8%
International 12.1%
West 11.3%
New England 9.1%
Midwest 9.0%
South/Southeast 6.7%
Southwest/Mountain 4.6%

 

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 2009 and graduated within six years: 94% (includes five-year program in architecture and dual-degree candidates)

Undergraduate Enrollment by College (Fall 2015):

Agriculture and Life Sciences 3,433
Architecture, Art, and Planning 497
Arts and Sciences 4,106
Engineering 3,060
Hotel Administration 950
Human Ecology 1,210
Industrial and Labor Relations 970

Campus Safety

Annual Security Report

Annual Fire Safety Report

 

 

Class of 2017 Financial Aid:

 Full-time first-year students 3,223
 Number who applied for aid 1,815
 Number determined to have financial need 1,553
 Number awarded financial aid 1,553
 Number receiving need-based scholarship/grant aid 1,516
 Average need-based scholarship/grant award $36,604

2015-2016 Costs:
2010-2011 Costs:

Endowed Colleges

Tuition and fees $49,116
Housing $8,112
Dining $5,566
Books & supplies $890
Personal expenses $1,810
Total $65,494

Contract Colleges

New York State Resident

Tuition and fees $32,976
Housing $8,112
Dining $5,566
Books & supplies $890
Personal expenses $1,810
Total $49,354

Nonresident

Tuition and fees $49,116
Housing $8,112
Dining $5,566
Books & supplies $890
Personal expenses $1,810
Total $65,494
 

 

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