Cornell University

Cornell University is the one among three other private land grant universities in Ithaca, New York. Established in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, this university proceeded on its own unique techniques. As a private research university, Cornell’s plan is to make strong pace in the field of advanced science and technology. Rather than conveying the same old techniques of educating students just theoretically, Cornell University tends to make students able to do practically what they are being taught. The application of any knowledge is as necessary as the knowledge itself, otherwise, it will rust and benefit you in no way. The transition from theory to practical work was the main motto of Cornell University which obviously was uncommon for people of that time but succeeded later in the field of education and befits people of all ages.

Major courses offered by Cornell University include biomedical sciences, business, engineering, social sciences, biological degrees and support services. The interdisciplinary programs offered by Cornell University are matchless with its peers. Genomics, biotechnology, Nanotechnology and supercomputing are few to mention. Through all these years with these technologized and advanced departments with a combination of experienced and professional faculty, Cornell University is highly competitive with its parallels. According to ranking done in 2016 of best colleges in the United States, Cornell University is ranked at number 15.

Cornell University USA and World Ranking

source: -2016 ranking

As it is competing with other national universities and comes in the list of top 20’s, getting admission in it would be a strong achievement for any student. But analyzing university’s whole procedure of admission and history of its selection criteria will benefit the student in the long run. Noting down its acceptance rate and other requirements will save your time. There are cases where students think they’ll be granted admission but they don’t meet the university criteria, resulting in wastage of time and money. Therefore the intelligent move requires you to keep in mind all requirements of this university. The acceptance rate of application for Cornell University is 16%. This means for every 100 applications only 16 are accepted. Therefore it is “very selective” in its admissions. Other requirements include:

  • GPA
  • Tests including SAT and ACT
  • Application

The GPA required by Cornell University is 4.01. It demands students to work hard to get admission in this reputed university. Students still have a chance to balance their form by getting good SAT and ACT scores if their GPA isn’t good enough. Otherwise as discussed above their acceptance is very selective and if a student fails to meet their demands they will not pay a second look and instantly rejects the application and will grant admission to someone who is more eligible. The SAT score requirement for Cornell University on new 1600 is 1480, stating it to be very selective in SAT too. The ACT score required for admission is 32. This all gives a glimpse of what Cornell is actually demanding from their students. At the end attach all these required documents along with your transcript, GPA, test scores and recommendation letters and wait for your new advanced and technologized journey.


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