|Students who got into Cornell say:|
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| | High GPA (>3.7) a must. Strong SATs or strong ACTs. Involvement in extracurriculars is strongly desirable. Community involvement and volunteerism are a big plus. I worked 20 hours a week, was on two varsity sports teams, was involved in multiple clubs and had a 4.0 at a large suburban high school (graduating class 500+, ranked in top 20). That was good enough for regular decision acceptance, but not ED.
I got great SAT scores and GPA, was involved in leadership roles in ECs and I worked two part time jobs while playing two varsity sports. I think that the hard work at the jobs while doing all of the other things is what got me in.
| Communications|| Apr 20 2007 |
Basically, I just got a high SAT score. I didn't have an extrordinarily high GPA or class rank from high school. I had some extracurriculars, mostly sports. I also applied early.
| History/Histories (art history/etc.)|| May 29 2003 |