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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

Application Fees

$75
Undergrad Application Fee
$95
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Address:
300 Day Hall Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-2000
General Site: www.cornell.edu
Admissions: http://admissions.cornell.edu/
Application: http://app.commonapp.org/application/applicantlogin.aspx?d=1189017177203

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Denzel
  • Jul-11-2014 I am a past student here

    1) Make sure you have some longstanding extracurricular activities (nonacademic ones especially) to put on your application it really sets you apart from the crowd. During the 5 years I spent there I never met anyone who didn't do an extracurricular activity during high school 2) If you have the opportunity to do so, visit the campus. It is really important that you know where you are going to be spending 75% of the next 4-5 years of your life. Whatever college you choose should make you feel at home. 3) When writing you college application essay speak about something you're passionate about, speak truthfully, and from your heart it will catch administrators' attention. 4) Go into your freshman year expecting the worst as far as academic rigor, this way you will not be caught off-guard. Do not underestimate the difficulty of your classes

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  • Erin from Locke, NY
  • Jul-11-2014 I am a current student here

    When you come to Cornell, you have to know what you're getting yourself into. This is a rigorous school with dedicated students that want to succeed as much as you do. There will be competition in classes and grades may not come as easily as they did in high school. Don't let that sneak up on you before the first round of tests. While academic excellence is almost certainly a concern, make sure to find balance in your life and join one of Cornell's many clubs. This is a great way to meet people, let off some steam, and get involved with the campus community.

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  • Carey from Teaneck, NJ
  • May-03-2014 I am a current student here

    It's important to have good numbers, but you need more than that as everyone here excelled in high school. Cornell places a very strong emphasis on community , so demonstrating how you will get involved in the campus and build a stronger community is crucial for a successful application.

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  • high school student
  • Feb-23-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Keep your grades up, you don't get into an Ivy league by just passing

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  • Kristin from Elgin, SC
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Don't worry about making friends, many people are very friendly and helpful here. Try to do something outside of your comfort zone, just to see if you find a new interest (great way to meet new people).

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