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Average SAT Score at Cornell

Hey! I'm an aspiring engineer, and Cornell has been on my dream list for a long time. Planning for the SATs, I just want to get an idea of Cornell's average SAT score to set the right target for myself. Would anyone have a clue about this? Thanks in advance!

14 days ago

Sure, happy to help you! As I'm sure you're studying hard for your SATs, setting a target score can indeed be quite motivating. It's always a good idea to aim for a score that's at or above the average for students admitted to the university you're interested in.

For Cornell, the middle 50% of students typically score between 1480 and 1550 on the SAT. The middle 50% is the range in which 50% of admitted students' scores fall—25% of students score below it, and 25% of students score above it. However, please keep in mind that these figures can depend on the specific college within Cornell to which you’re applying. As an aspiring engineer, you might be applying to the College of Engineering, where the middle 50% SAT score might be toward the higher end of the aforementioned range, considering the competitive nature of the program.

Remember, not only are your SAT scores important but other components of your application equally matter, such as your grades, rigor of course load, extracurricular involvements, essays, and letters of recommendation.

So, while it helps to aim high on the SATs, please also focus on the other aspects of your college application. Striking a balance is key when it comes to highly selective institutions like Cornell. All the best with your application!

14 days ago

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