Applying to Cornell

Admission Scoreboard
Acceptance Rate 10.71%
Yield 58.92%
SAT Score 1,470
ACT Score 34
Applicants 51,500

Applying To Cornell

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 10.71% at Cornell University where a total of 51,500 students applied and 5,514 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,470 and the average ACT score is 34. It requires three items to submit to their applicants.
The following table describes the general admission information for applying to Cornell.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$105
Admission Informationhttps://admissions.cornell.edu/
Online Applicationhttps://www.commonapp.org/
Acceptance Rate11%
Average Test Scores1,470 SAT / 34 ACT
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2020-2021, the acceptance rate is 10.71% where a total of 51,500 students (26,848 men and 24,652 women) have applied to Cornell and 5,514 (2,457 men and 3,057 women) students have been admitted to the school.
Among them, 1,481 male and 1,768 female students have enrolled into Cornell and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 58.92%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at Cornell
Acceptance Rate 10.71% 9.15% 12.40%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 58.92% 60.28% 57.83%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At Cornell, 2,361 applicants (73% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,161 applicants (36%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees.
The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,470 and the average ACT score is 34 at Cornell. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,540 and 25th percentile score is 1,400. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 105 and the 25th percentile score is 96. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Cornell.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at Cornell
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680750
SAT Math720790
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3035
ACT English3435
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Cornell University requires 3 item(s) (High School Record (or Transcript), Recommendations, TOEFL) to submit to their applicants. In addition, 6 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Rank, Completion of College Preparatory Program, Formal Demonstration of Competencies, Admission Test Scores, Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)) are considered but not required to submit.
Application Requirements for Cornell
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
Credit for military training