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A+ Overall Grade
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  • B+ Athletics
  • A Campus
  • A+ Diversity
  • A+ Value
  • A Party Scene

Cornell Admissions

Acceptance Rate 8.69%
Acceptance Deadline January 2
Students Receiving Financial Aid 62.12%

Cornell Tuition

Net Price* $28,921
Average Total Aid Awarded $6,810
Students Receiving Financial Aid 62.12%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

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Cornell Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 9:1

Cornell Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Business
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Agricultural Business
  • Economics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Political Science and Government
  • Engineering
  • Animal Sciences and Husbandry

Online Courses at Cornell

Offers Online Courses Yes

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Cornell Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 15,175
Part-Time Undergraduates 7

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Janice Kim
Cornell University
Hello! I graduated from Cornell University in 2020 with a BS in Biology and minors in Policy Analysis & Management, Business, and Law. I currently live in NYC and work as a Finance & Operations Management Associate in the healthcare sector. Over the past 6 years I've had experience as an SAT tutor, mentoring first-generation college students through a peer mentor program, editing college application essays, and working with prospective high school students as an advisor in my college's admissions office. I can't wait to get to know you and help you and your loved ones navigate the application process!
Abdalla Osman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hello! I am Abdalla and I am a recent MIT grad. I studied mechanical engineering and energy studies and currently work in the renewable energy field. On campus I was a lead engineer in the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team and an undergraduate researcher in the Nuclear Science and Engineering department. In my free time I enjoy practicing Judo, playing soccer, and being in nature. I look forward to working with you through your college application journey!

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Josie Pearce
Dartmouth College
Josie graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2020. At Dartmouth, she majored in Government, minored in Spanish, and was an editor at the Dartmouth Law Journal. She works as a PR Assistant at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in their Boston office. Josie is pursuing a JD/MD joint degree and is attending Harvard for her pre-medical post-bacc. She is an admissions interviewer for Dartmouth College and has ample experience with the college interview process and essay writing.

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Phillip Hu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I am currently an urban planner and designer based in Boston. I studied architecture and planning at MIT and graduated with both an undergraduate degree and Master in City Planning. At MIT, I taught as a Teaching Assistant for a course on urban planning history and co-led a campus art and literature magazine as the art editor. For the past two years, I have mentored more than 40 students as a college admissions advisor, helping my students navigate the college admissions process and discover their voice through their personal essays.

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Ishaani Khatri
Brown University
Hi there! My name is Ishaani, and I'm a senior in Brown University's Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME), where I study Computational Biology. Outside of class, I play in a jazz ensemble, write and edit for the [email protected] magazine, advise freshman at Brown, and research at the Center for Computational Molecular Biology. I've been working as a college advisor for 2+ years, and I look forward to supporting you all throughout the college admissions process!

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Dominique Turner
Cornell University
Dominique is originally from the Washington, D.C. area and is a recent graduate of Cornell University. At Cornell, Dominique majored in Policy Analysis and Management and minored in Law and Society. She has worked on the consultant end of the college admissions process for three years, and specializes in essay writing and finding the “hook” that creates a strong personal essay. She will be working in New York City for a strategic communications firm especially focused on the financial aspects of companies. When she’s not helping her students with essays and their applications, she enjoys reading, discussing politics, running and listening to podcasts, specifically NPR’s “How I Built This”.
Vignesh Namasivayam
Yale University
Hi there! I'm Vig Namasivayam, a 2020 grad of Yale. I strongly believe that every student has a path to a great school if they embrace who they are. For me, delving into my extracurriculars is what put me in a great position to succeed. For others, it's their academic or athletic passions. I'm really excited to help you navigate a tough and scary process and make it as stress-free as possible; I was a psychology major at school, which I loved because it has given me the tools to to dig into how other people think, which helps me help them. Beyond that, I really love entertainment, any kind. Since high school, I've been really involved in theater, culminating in my being the treasurer for the Yale Dramatic Association. I also was the Sports Director for our school's radio, getting the opportunity to travel and broadcast sports games. I was also the Treasurer for the Class of 2020. I would also be remiss to mention that I've definitely seen more TV shows than anyone I know.

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Katie Chiou
Brown University
Hi! My name is Katie and I'm a rising senior in Brown's Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) concentrating in medical anthropology. I've worked for over three years in college advising, with experience in essay editing and extracurricular advising. I specialize in BS/MD applications and interview prep.

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Jae Chang
Cornell University
I am a senior at Cornell University, studying Government and China & Asia-Pacific Studies. My main interests are international relations, primarily US foreign policy in East Asia. During my time at Cornell, I have written for a foreign policy magazine, researched with a professor, and studied off-campus in Washington DC while interning with an NGO. Since my freshman year, I have helped students with college applications through all parts of the admissions process, from researching schools to applying for financial aid. Through my experience, I have talked to a vast range of students about their own experience and how to bring out the most of it in their essays.

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Cornell University

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Cornell University

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