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Cornell College

CNC says:
The most competitive applicants for admission present evidence of academic motivation, preparation, and ability. The middle 50% of admitted applicants typically have a GPA between and 3.20 and a 3.90, an ACT score between a 24 and 30, and a SAT score between an 1150 and a 1350. In addition, the Admission Committee is attracted to students with well developed interests and talents, or with a willingness to get involved and to be a member of a diverse college community, and with a demonstrated commitment to service to others.
Your Combined ACT:
SAT Math + Verbal:
Your Chances at CNC
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at CNC
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
1,393
1,809
# Admitted
643
814
% Admitted
46.2%
45.0%
% Overall
45.5%

Students who got into CNC:

Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (6), Grades (6), Sports/Extracurriculars (3), College Essay (3)
I had good test scores and grades and wroteSep 17 2012Political Science
I had good test scores and grades and wrote a personal statement from the heart. I was also very involved in extra-curricular activities as a high school student. Service is also very important to Cornell and will improve your chances of getting in.
ACT: 30 Female
I scored well above average on theJan 06 2008Art & Design Department
I scored well above average on the SATs and ACTs (I cannot remember the exact scores). I also had been playing the violin for most of my life and was a member of a prestigious youth orchestra in high school. Also, I wrote a good essay. However, my high school GPA was low. I displayed little effort in those years.

If you did poorly in high school, like myself, but have changed your ambitions, I recommend writing an endearingly self-aware, realistically honest, good essay. Since Cornell College is small, the administration has more time to consider the whole person and not just the numbers.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1350 Female

To get in to Cornell, I got reasonably goodNov 23 2004Computer Science
To get in to Cornell, I got reasonably good SAT and ACT scores, made good grades throughout high school, and participated in all of the extracurricular activities that interested me so that I was a more "well rounded" student than just a list of classes and scores.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1450 Male
I had good grades, a goodNov 23 2004Computer Science
I had good grades, a good SAT score, and I wrote a pretty good essay. Getting in was not difficult.

If you want to get in, have good grades and a good SAT or ACT score. If you only have one or the other, write a killer essay and come in for an interview, if you can. That helps a lot.
SAT: 1420 Female

Not hard to get inDec 19 2003Biology
Not hard to get in. I had average high school grades and high ACT scores.
ACT: 29 Female
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