How to get into Cornell

Recorded Monday, November 29 at 10:00 PM

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Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Founded in 1865 in upstate NY, Cornell University is a member of the Ivy League and one of the United States' most elite universities.

Don't miss this chance to join Moriah as she walks you through the Cornell student experience with insight from her time there. Moriah will cover the school's recent acceptance trends, academic preparation, crafting an extracurricular profile, and writing the essays.

Stop by or stay for the whole stream to learn how to optimize your application for Cornell!

School information

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
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Undergrad College: Cornell University '21

Major: Policy Analysis & Management

Work Experience: Outside of mentoring students on CollegeVine, I’m interested in finance and it’s intersection with the fashion industry. I currently work in finance for an international consumer packaged goods company.

My Admissions Story: Throughout high school I was especially interested in math and science and focused my college applications on schools with good science and pre-med programs. When I got to college I took my first introductory chemistry class with an incredibly difficult professor (he is one of the AP Chemistry test writers every year). After that, I decided to switch gears and focus on public policy as another way that I could help people.

Audience questions

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1:31@dev8:Hi from Northern Virginia!
1:37@katikan:Hi, I am a senior and applied ED to CALS
2:17@Kedar:Kedar from NC, parent to a Sophomore
2:45@Zafir:Hi! I'm a senior applying RD to A&S
2:49@KimC:Hi! I'm a junior from New York
3:22@jr1003:What is your "holy grail" piece of advice for a high school junior whose dream school is Cornell?
3:55@jper:hi from nyc
4:09@TMSuarez:Hello, I'm a senior from New York
4:12@katikan:Can you also answer few questions for us?
18:18@-Ada-:do they have pre med major?
18:52@katikan:Is it easy to transfer between CALS and A&S?
19:57@katikan:Is CALS admits students for each major or college?
20:23@aditi.a:If you end up switching your major to a major that isn’t offered in your college, do you also get transferred to a different college?
21:35@dev8:Do you have advice on picking between the Dyson School and econ with A&S? Thanks!
22:52@micwilliam:Is it easy to switch majors in the college of engineering?
24:02@dev8:Most likely investment banking or fund management :)
24:45@Hoch24016:Would Cornell be a strong school to choose for the pre-med track even though they are not known for research like Johns Hopkins or Harvard?
25:34@katikan:I am a CALS ED applicant. I just completed my aluminum interview. Would it be helpful to share my interview experience with admission staff?
25:58@LeslieR:Is there a way to have your application stand out?
26:01@aray228:Do you have any advice on how to stand out in an application?
26:18@samc:Could you talk about some of the majors at the college of engineering
33:04@katikan:What is the average GPA for admitted students in CALS? Where can I find these stats?
33:25@KimC:how do you get an admission interview?
41:38@katikan:For academic index, what high school scores are used?
41:46@jagg:Does admissions unweight all the GPAs for comparison since schools differ in weighting?
42:05@dev8:If I am in a lower math (AB Calc vs BC Calc junior year), will that significantly impact my chances of admission? Thanks!
52:07@arsh_1028:what are some examples of said achievements?
52:55@-Ada-:what would be some examples for pre med
53:38@-Ada-:would internships count?
53:47@arsh_1028:thank you!
58:14@aditi.a:Question: If a handful of students from your school get accepted to Cornell each year, for example for the class of 2021 5 students got accepted, does this impact my chances of admission? Make it easier or harder to get in?
63:39@katikan:Will ED improve my chances of getting in?
63:57@dev8:By "our college" does that refer to A&S or Cornell University? Thanks!
69:38@LeslieR:Do you have to request an interview for eng school?
69:41@katikan:Alumni interviewer provides feedback to the college?
72:27@Hoch24016:Holy grail tip? :)
81:12@TMSuarez:What was Pre-Med like?
82:28@katikan:Is index calculated based on the major I apply to?
82:49@-Ada-:do they have sports?
83:07@-Ada-:d1 I mean
83:54@katikan:When is ED results come out? how-is-it-calculated/
85:31@-Ada-:good luck to all applying to cornell
85:48@katikan:Thank You!!!!
85:55@jagg:Thank you this has been very helpful.
86:08@mhaf:out of the 67,380 total applicants, what percentage do not meet the requirements?
86:18@arsh_1028:thank you very much !!
86:25@Iliana:Thank you so much! :)
86:28@TMSuarez:Thank you, have a nice day!
86:33@LeslieR:Thank you
86:35@cynthiae:Thank you!
87:20@Anjuli:Thank you!
87:28@aditi.a:Thank you!!


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