Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate
2,276
Students Applied
63%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
90
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018 December 15, 2018
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$30
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
20%
Out-Of-State Students
76%
US States Represented
48
Countries Represented
19
83%
Submitting ACT
18%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1245
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
550
75th
665
Reading
25th
550
75th
675
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
39%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
22
Top 25%
46
Top 50%
82

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admission@cornellcollege.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-747-1112
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.01 Average Rating
Apply as early as you can. You'll find out soonest if you applying Early Decision (binding) or Action. Definitely visit campus if you can. Everyone is really friendly and that way you can get a rough idea about whether you think One-Course-At-A-Time is right for you and if you like the dorms and other buildings. After all, you're trying to decide where to live, study, and have fun for the next four years, so you might as well go take a look!
Elizabeth
I encourage students to visit campus and talk with current students to foster a better understanding of what Cornell is like. I also encourage students to sit in on a class to observe how classes are taught at Cornell, and also to talk to a professor regarding Cornell.
Chandra
The weather is important so know that if you are from a warm place you are in for a surprise in the winter, bring gear to keep warm. The writing studio and quantitative reasoning studio are there to help and can make a big difference. Learn not to procrastinate because it is easy to fall behind when a block is less than a month long.
Anonymous
Spend the night. Have fun. Study well, and work hard. College can be a great experience if you are dedicated to your studies.
Justin from CENTENNIAL, CO
Think about what your priorities are on a college campus, particularly concerning non academic priorities since those have an unexpected effect on your college success.
Yolanda from Portland, OR
Make really good friends with your admissions counselor! He or she can be your best friend when applying and visiting Cornell, or any school. If your school offers a facebook group for prospective students, MAKE sure to join and participate, that way you'll already have friends and maybe even a roommate before you arrive in the fall!
Lucee from Pleasanton, TX
During the admissions process, your admissions counselor is your most important asset, USE THEM WELL! They're always happy to answer any questions you have and can help relive the stress of applying to colleges. Also, do your research on the college and, if possible, visit the college(s) you're thinking of going to so you can get a feel for the campus.
Ann from Houston, TX
Apply early and keep in contact with the regional admissions director for your area. The admissions staff really are happy to help you.
Maria from Albuquerque, NM
Make sure you have the right mentality to work on the OCAAT (One Course At A Time) schedule, it can be very stressful and demanding. If you want an intellectually challenging school I would give the school a call and ask about the programs offered to see if your interests are included.
Brandon from Gilbert, IA
Get in contact with the admissions officers. Most of the people who work at the school are alumni and can give first hand accounts of the school and how the classes are.
Kahn from Washington, DC

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