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Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (33), Grades (42), Sports/Extracurriculars (12), College Essay (18)
Get good grades and sat scores and this shouldMar 05 2008Economics
Get good grades and sat scores and this should be sufficient, more will clinch the deal.
SAT: 1500 Male
Work hard, have extracurriculars, write a good personal essay,Feb 06 2008Computer Engineering
Work hard, have extracurriculars, write a good personal essay, and be lucky!
SAT: 1440 Male
Nothing out of the worldDec 28 2007Philosophy
Nothing out of the world. Good scores and good grades, some solid extra-curriculars, the usual.

Admission depends on which of the 7 undergraduate programs you want to enroll in. Want to learn how to run a hotel? A summer or two working in one is almost required. Architect students will need a portfolio, and engineering will care more about math and science than english and history grades.

If you're just looking at Arts and Sciences (my college), though, nothing special is required.
SAT: 2310 Male

High GPA, high SAT scoresSep 11 2007Other
High GPA, high SAT scores. Show that you can handle the workload. It is said that Cornell has one of the heaviest (if not heaviest)workload out of all universities. Show that you will be able to handle it.

At Cornell you also apply directly to your department so show interest in that department/program.

Also, if you are a minority, you have a better chance of getting in. They are really pushing to diversify the campus.
SAT: 1400 Male

Admissions are so competitive nowadays all-around good scores andAug 25 2007Biology
Admissions are so competitive nowadays; all-around good scores and grades are important, but so is being original and doing interesting, creative things. Don't choose your activities based on what you think will get you into college; choose them based on what you are truly excited about, and be able to convey your excitement through your speech and writing. This is what will make you stand out in the essays and interviews.
ACT: 36 SAT: 1480 Female
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