Application Fee
$80
Graduate Application Fee
$105
Acceptance Rate
11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
60%
Freshmen Enrollment
3,189
SAT Scores
1,480
ACT Scores
34

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 49,114 students have applied and 5,330 students have allowed to admit to Cornell University (Acceptance rate: 10.85%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 59.83 % where 3,189 students have finally enrolled out of 5,330 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Rice University and Northwestern University, its acceptance rate is higher (easy to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 9.17%).
The yield of the school is higher (more admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is average (average yield is 50.50%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,480 and the average ACT score is 34 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Cornell University is average than the schools (average score is 1,528). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Cornell University1,48034
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,49434
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York120677

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Cornell University, 2,257 students submitted SAT scores (71% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,480 and it is extremely competitive scores than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680760
Mathematics720800
Total1,4001,560
At Cornell University, 1,298 students submitted ACT scores (41% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 34 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading3235
English3336
Mathematics3035
Total95106

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Cornell University. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school record, Recommendations, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Cornell University
Secondary school GPAConsidered but not required
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programConsidered but not required
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesConsidered but not required
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Recommended