Check in with Cornell College's admissions department for more information on applying.
Here is an overiew of some of Cornell College's admissions stats.
|Cornell College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||17.06%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||28.1%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||58.17%|
These are the application deadlines for Cornell College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||––|
Cornell College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Cornell College directly for more information about early applications.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1.
➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to Cornell College, contact the school directly.
Cornell College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
What does Cornell College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
Make sure to check with Cornell College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Cornell College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Cornell College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
Students admitted to Cornell College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 46.45% submitted a class rank. At Cornell College 17.06% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 75.88% were in the top 50%.
At Cornell College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||20.77%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.31%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16.21%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12.02%|
|2.50 and 2.9||13.11%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Cornell College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Cornell College looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Cornell College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 28.1% of Cornell College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 58.17% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Cornell College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1130 and 1380 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Cornell College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1380 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Cornell College students scored 695 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Cornell College students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.
To be most competitive at Cornell College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Cornell College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Cornell College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Cornell College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Cornell College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Cornell College.
Does Cornell College accept transfer credits?
✅ Cornell College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Do I have to submit test scores to Cornell College?
✅ Cornell College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Cornell College's acceptance rate?
✅ Cornell College has an acceptance rate of 81%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cornell College?
🟨 Cornell College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Cornell College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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