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  • Written by UnivAdmitHelp
  • Category: Insights & Information
  • Published on 02 Feb 2017

What would get me admitted to the Cornell University?

At Cornell University the admission process for undergraduate students is highly individualized, and the admissions team spends a lot of time evaluating applicants’ intellectual potential, character(honesty, Open-mindedness etc.), extracurricular activities and community involvement.

The most important question for the admission committee is ‘why you chose Cornell’. Remember, from your application’s perspective, this is not a standardized response but rather a very unique and compelling case which is true only for you. Your SOPs (Statement of Purpose) and LORs (Letters of References) are therefore very critical in establishing your unique fitment to Cornell.

Cornell Engineering celebrates “innovative problem solving that helps people, communities…the world.” For admission applications, the university strongly recommends that applicants consider their ideas and aspirations and describe how a Cornell Engineering education would allow them to leverage technological problem-solving to improve the world we live in. The admission committee ideally would want to see this reflect in the admission essays. Therefore, from application standpoint, the ability of candidates to connect their interests to what is available at the College of Engineering is very critical. Cornell, like most Ivy’s, gives a great emphasis on high school grades and test-scores as well.

Cornell select students in their MBA program, who have gone over and beyond their normal call of duty to make a real and lasting impact on their organizations and the world around them. The students with diverse backgrounds and experiences are preferred candidates for the program. Cornell wants each (diversity) admitted student to become a vital part of a culture in which learning is an intensely shared process. Cornell MBA selection committee looks for a certain amount of academic excellence, consistency in performance, demonstrations of leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively.


Cornell University’s Ranking

According to U.S.News Cornell University is #15 ranking in National Universities in 2017. In the given link one can find the rankings of the programs there as well.


Acceptance rate

In Cornell University the acceptance rate is ~15% for undergraduate programs (Especially for engineering, the acceptance rate is 15%) For two-year MBA program the acceptance rate is 12%.


What are the most popular programs at the Cornell University?

Cornell University was started in 1865 by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White. In 1868 Morrill Hall was opened, which was the first building constructed on the main Ithaca campus, which today includes 608 buildings spread over more than 2000 acres. Cornell is a privately endowed university, a member of the Ivy League/Ancient Eight, and a partner of the State University of New York.

Cornell University has 14 schools and colleges for undergraduate and graduate programs wherein two largest undergraduate colleges are The College of Arts and Sciences and The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Cornell is also well known for its top-ranked College of Veterinary Medicine and the highly esteemed The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) (ranked the No. 1 hospitality and hotel management school in the world for 2015 by CEOWORLD magazine). Its graduate school programs in engineering rank among the best in the nation, according to 2017 rankings released March 16 by U.S. News & World Report.


Why Cornell?

  • In sheer physical size, Cornell outdistances any other Ivy school by almost any standard of comparison as its Ithaca campus sprawls over thousands of acres.
  • Cornell has over 45 Nobel laureates affiliated as faculty or alumni.
  • For undergraduate programs, Cornell has one of the largest number of under-graduates in U.S. at around 14,000 students.
  • Cornell College of Engineering is the largest and has most academically diverse undergraduate and graduate engineering programs.


Notable Alumni

  • Ratan Tata (BS in Structural Engineering)

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