| CNC says: |
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. "
|Students who got into CNC say:|
Essay (3) |
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.
| Political Science|
| Sep 17 2012 |
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.
| Computer Science|
| Nov 23 2004 |
I had good grades, a good SAT score, and I wrote a pretty good essay. Getting in was not difficult.
| Computer Science|| Nov 23 2004 |
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.
Not hard to get in. I had average high school grades and high ACT scores.