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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 2023 Come From...
Australia • Azerbaijan • Bangladesh • Burundi • Canada • Chile • China (including Hong Kong) • Colombia • Croatia • Dominica • Ethiopia • France • Ghana • Honduras • India • Indonesia • Japan • Kenya • Korea, Republic of • Kuwait • Malaysia • Mexico • Nepal • New Zealand • Pakistan • Philippines • Romania • Russian Federation • Rwanda • Singapore • Slovenia • Taiwan • Thailand • Turkey • Ukraine • United Kingdom • United States • Venezuela • Vietnam  

Class of 2023 Admissions:

University Totals for the 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

  Early Decision Regular Decision Total
Applicants 6,158 42,956 49,114
Admits 1,397 3,933 5,330
Enrolling 1,369 1,849 3,218

Standardized Tests: Enrolling Student Scores

Test 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT ERW 680 760
SAT Math 720 800
ACT Composite 32 35

Class Rank: Enrolling Students*

Rank  
Top 10% 83.4%
Not top 10% 16.6%

*22.3% of students were ranked.
Secondary School: Enrolling Students

Public 63.1%
Private/parochial 23.4%
Other (charter, home-schooled, etc.) 13.5%

Class of 2023 Demographics:

Female 1,770 (55.0%)
Male 1,448 (45.0%)
Total 3,218

 

African American 6.7%
Asian American 20.1%
Bi/Multiracial 5.6%
Caucasian 35.6%
Hispanic American 15.8%
Hawaiian/Pac Isle 0.1%
Native American 0.2%
Not reported and other 16%

 

From:  
New York 33.7%
Mid-Atlantic 16.7%
International 11.1%
West 11.0%
New England 9.5%
South/Southeast 6.2%
Midwest 7.1%
Southwest/Mountain 4.7%
   
First-Generation College 13.4%

 

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 2012 and graduated within six years: 95% (includes five-year program in architecture and dual-degree candidates)

Undergraduate Enrollment by College (Fall 2017):

Agriculture and Life Sciences 3,074
Architecture, Art, and Planning 499
Arts and Sciences 4,601
Engineering 3,197
SC Johnson Business 1,565
Human Ecology 1,204
Industrial and Labor Relations 965

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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