Cornell University Admissions

Cornell University is an American private Ivy League research university founded in 1865, located in Ithaca, New York. The university educates and provides unique oppurtunities to 13,935 undergraduates, and 7,004 postgraduates. Cornell is most notable for its programs and degrees in Hotel Management, Architecture, Engineering, computer science, Industrial & Labor Relations, and Aerospace Engineering.

Official website: www.cornell.edu

Admission To-Do List

  • Common Application
  • School Report
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Midyear Report
  • Application Fee 75$
  • Standardized test scores
  • High School Transcript
  • Writing Supplement
  • SAT Subject Test
  • Interviews or portfolio
  • Application Fee $95
  • Recommendations
  • Personal Statements
  • Transcripts
  • International Degree Equivalencies
  • English Language Proficiency

Samples

Writing Supplement:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: How have your interests and related experiences influenced the major you have selected in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences?
College of Architecture, Art, and Planning: Why are you excited to pursue your chosen major in AAP? What specifically about AAP and Cornell University will help you fulfill your academic and creative interests and long-term goals?
College of Arts and Sciences: Describe two or three of your current intellectual interests and why they are exciting to you. Why will Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences be the right environment in which to pursue your interests?
College of Engineering: Tell us about an engineering idea you have, or about your interest in engineering. Describe how your ideas and interests may be realized by and linked to specific resources within the College of Engineering. Finally, explain what a Cornell Engineering education will enable you to accomplish. See more

Application Deadlines

January 9
Fall, Undergraduate
December 15
Fall, Graduate
January 1
Fall, Graduate
January 3
Fall, Graduate
January 7
Fall, Graduate
January 10
Fall, Graduate
February 1
Fall, Graduate

Famous Graduates

Steven Weinberg

Theoretical physicist

Toni Morrison

American Novelist

Advice on Personal Statement for Cornell University Admissions

The Cornell University personal statement should be no more than 1,000 words long. It should highlight your qualifications for the given fellowship and talk about why the fellowship fits in with your professional and personal goals. Make sure you talk about why your goals and strengths match this specific fellowship. The most effective personal statements for Cornell focus on an issue or experience that has helped you become the person you are today. Make sure to engage the reader's attention and stand out from the crowd.