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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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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
  • 13% admitted
  • $50,712 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Anon
  • I am a current student here

    Start planning ahead if you want to make use of the opportunities Cornell provides.

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  • Mia from Brooklyn, NY
  • I am a current student here

    1.) Know that difficulty in academics and even social life is common and there is help available. 2.) Prepare to be culture shocked by the amount of diversity that co-exist here. 3.) Academic difficulty depends on your college/ major. ILR and AEM are seen as easy majors. 4.) If you are planning to be pre-med, don't apply for arts and science because they have a large number of requirements. I recommend CALS for any prospective pre-med students. 5.) Try to live as close to central campus as possible. It gets difficult to walk in colder weather. 6.) Do not take more than 18 credits unless you absolutely need to, this is not high school and you WILL regret it. 18 credits is seen as a lot and 15 credits is the average.

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  • Madeline from Charlotte, NC
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Definitely visit. For me it was a long way coming from NC, but you can only get so much from online and reading sites like these. I was pretty sure I wanted to go to Cornell before visiting, but it wasn't my first choice. After visiting it moved right to the top - and it wasn't even close. Also, while visiting, don't just do the info session and tour. Line up an appointment with a professor or dean in your major. Come prepared with questions so you're not wasting their time. I did this and it really helped me when I was crafting my supplemental essay on my application. I was able to name names and locations. The admissions committee can tell when you've been on campus and really investigated versus just skimming a few websites and writing a generic response. It's worth the time and effort - so go to Ithaca as soon as possible.

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