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Is there a common profile for students who get accepted into Cornell?

Hey everyone, I'm in the process of shortlisting my dream schools and I'm really interested in Cornell. But I’m kind of freaking out thinking about what makes a successful applicant. Does anyone know if there's like a 'typical' accepted student profile for Cornell? What stats or ECs do they usually have?

8 months ago

Hi there! It’s great to hear about your interest in Cornell. While there isn't a one-size-fits-all profile for successful applicants, there are certain characteristics that tend to stand out. Academic excellence is key, so aspiring Cornell students generally have strong GPAs and high standardized test scores. Students often have SAT scores within the middle 50% range of 1400-1560 or ACT scores between 32 and 35. Rigorous coursework, like AP or IB classes, also makes a difference.

Additionally, impactful extracurricular activities are important. It's not just about quantity; it’s the depth and leadership in these activities that matter. For instance, if you're involved in scientific research and have received awards in science fairs, that demonstrates both your passion and expertise in the field. Keep in mind that the admissions committee will be looking for a well-rounded application that reflects both academic potential and personal interests. Hope this helps, and best of luck with your application to Cornell!

8 months ago

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