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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

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

300 Day Hall Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-2000
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Cornell University
  • Located in Ithaca, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 20,939 students enrolled
  • 18% admitted
  • $45,130 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • mbm01
  • Sep-02-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus


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  • Hunter from Springfield, MO
  • Mar-27-2015 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    The application for Cornell wasn't easy, but it was very laid-back. Most students receive an interview with an alumni before their application is even complete. The alumni I talked to taught me so much about the campus and what life is like there. It was a normal conversation I would have with anyone, it just is helping get a college education.

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  • Allison from Deerfield, IL
  • Jan-14-2015 I am a current student here

    Cornell likes well-rounded people. It's important to have strong academics, but show that you have interests and are passionate about something. I would definitely recommend visiting the campus, as it gave me a great impression of what the community of people there is like.

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  • Carli from Rochester Hills, MI
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Make sure to truly assess who you are and what you want from your education before sending in your applications! In my experience I applied to 11 schools, and ended up realizing that I should have put quality over quantity. Narrow down your choices to a few schools, and in all of your applications, especially Cornell's, make sure you make yourself stand out. How are you different than all of the other prospective students? In your essays write about what you are passionate about - this will help you in the writing process and make you stand out to the reviewing committee.

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  • Christina from Oakland Gardens, NY
  • Dec-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Buy a very warm parka. The longer the coat, the better. Also invest in L.L. Bean boots. Order them in the summer because when fall comes around, the boots will already be back ordered.

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