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Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (34), Grades (42), Sports/Extracurriculars (12), College Essay (19)
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
GPA. SATApr 30 2010Other
GPA. SAT. Fit.

Had a 4.0.

Studied for a year for my SATs. Scored in the top 5%.

Make sure you fit with your program! I wanted to go to ILR so I wrote about how I like economics, history, English, and many of the other courses that all intertwine into one of Cornell's programs: ILR. The labor focus was especially interesting because it's such a unique yet practical twist on my favorite subjects. The school itself is only ~200 people per year, so everyone gets to know everyone, and I wanted a close-knit community in a larger academic institution. Thus, ILR was perfect. Make sure you emphasize how YOU fit with that specific program. Name classes and professors in that division!
ACT: 32 Male

I worked hard on my applicationApr 12 2010Biology
I worked hard on my application . It took weeks to complete not days.
Unlike all of the other Ivies save Penn, admissionJan 06 2010Civil Engineering
Unlike all of the other Ivies save Penn, admission to Cornell does not seem random. Get A's in high school, score over 1400 on the SAT (or whatever the equivilent is on the new scale), and write a decent essay. I you do all this you will get in. The admissions rate is around 20%, not 8% like Yale or Harvard.
SAT: 1490 Male
Transfer in, alot of kids drop out because theyMay 17 2009Computer Science
Transfer in, alot of kids drop out because they cannot handle the rigor of the academics.
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