Cornell University Campus, Ithaca, NY

Applying to Cornell University

Acceptance Rate 10.61%
Yield 60.48%
SAT Average 1,465
ACT Average 99
Applicants 51,324

Applying To Cornell University

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 10.61% at Cornell University where total 51,324 students applied and 5,448 were accepted. Next table describes the general admission information for applying to Cornell University.

Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$105
Admission Informationadmissions.cornell.edu/
Online Applicationwww.commonapp.org/

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For academic year 2018-2019, total 51,324 students (26,342 men and 24,982 women) applied to Cornell University and 5,448 (2,432 men and 3,016 women) students were admitted to the school. Among them, 1,516 men and 1,779 women were enrolled into Cornell University. Following table shows the Cornell University Admission Statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield, also known as enrolment rate, where the acceptance rate is 10.61% and yield is 60.48%.

Admission Statistics at Cornell University
Acceptance Rate 10.61% 9.23% 12.07%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 60.48% 62.34% 58.99%
[Chart] Cornell University Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

2,329 applicants (71% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,461 applicants (44%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,540 and 25th percentile score is 1,390. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 104 and 25th percentile score is 95. Next table shows detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Cornell University.

Average SAT and ACT Scores at Cornell University
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680750
SAT Math710790
ACT Composite3234
ACT Math3035
ACT English3335
[Chart] SAT Scores at Cornell University
[Chart] ACT Scores at Cornell University

Admission Requirements

Cornell University requires 4 articles and recommends 1 articles to submit to their applicants. In addition, 4 items are considered but not required to submit. Next table summarizes the application requirements at Cornell University

Application Requirements for Cornell University
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Cornell University is Semester. Cornell University accepts Advanced placement (AP) Credits. Next table describes credits that Cornell University accepts.

Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits