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Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (33), Grades (42), Sports/Extracurriculars (12), College Essay (18)
Worked hard then transferred inDec 02 2011Natural Resources
Female
Show an interest and be involved in your schoolAug 15 2011Business - Management and Administration
Show an interest and be involved in your school. More of a chance getting into Cornell with lower scores and grades and leadership, many activities and experiences than super high SATs and grades with no activities.
ACT: 31 SAT: 2050 Male
I studied hard for the SATs and put togetherDec 15 2010Architecture
I studied hard for the SATs and put together a very strong portfolio and chose recommendation letters from sources that could confirm my potential for the field I was studying.

For architecture, the portfolio is the primary vehicle for getting accepted.
SAT: 2200 Female

I wouldn't have gotten in my first time around,Oct 18 2010Animal Studies
I wouldn't have gotten in my first time around, so went to a SUNY school from which all applicants with over a 3.0 GPA are accepted (SUNY Cobleskill). I enjoyed my time there, but Cornell was much more meaningful, as I actually had to apply myself to get decent grades.
SAT: 1240 Male
High GPA (>3Sep 01 2010Meteorology
High GPA (>3.7) a must. Strong SATs or strong ACTs. Involvement in extracurriculars is strongly desirable. Community involvement and volunteerism are a big plus. I worked 20 hours a week, was on two varsity sports teams, was involved in multiple clubs and had a 4.0 at a large suburban high school (graduating class 500+, ranked in top 20). That was good enough for regular decision acceptance, but not ED.
SAT: 1400 Male
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