Cornell University Acceptance Rates & Statistics: Early Admissions & Regular Decision

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CORNELL EARLY DECISION & EARLY ACTION ADMISSIONS

Cornell reported a record number of 5,384 early decision applicants for admission to Cornell’s Class of 2021 with 1,378 acceptances representing an increase from last year’s 1,340 admitted students. This year’s numbers broke the record set last year by the early decision Class of 2020. Cornell’s early decision pool has increased by 78 percent within the past decade.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY EARLY ROUND ACCEPTANCE
Early Decision / Early Action Applications Accepted Total Early Applications Received Early Decision / Early Action Acceptance Rate Estimated Early Action Enrollment % of Class Filled by Early Application / Early Decisions
2021 1,378 5,384 25.59% 3,200 43.06%
2020 1,200 4,866 25.69% 3,200 39.06%
2019 1,196 4,560 26.23% 3,200 37.50%
2018 1,200 4,800 25% 3,200 41.41%
2017 1,237 4,193 29.50%
2016 1,171 3,609 32.45%
2015 1,215 3,456 35.16%
2014 1,176 3,594 32.72%
2013 1,249 3,405 36.68%

CORNELL REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS

According to its Office of Admissions and Enrollment, Cornell received 44,966 applications for admission to the Class of 2020, the highest applicant pool in university history. A total of 6,277 applicants were admitted.

The overall admit rate reported by Cornell is 13.96 percent, down from last year’s admit rate of 14.88 percent. Cornell admitted about 1,338 early applicants from a pool of 4,882. In 2015, Cornell received 41,907 applications for freshman admission to the Class of 2019. The overall admit rate reported by Cornell was 14.88 percent as the school admitted 6,234 applicants with 5,038 regular decision applicants and 1,196 Early Decision applicants.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: REGULAR DECISION
Regular Decision Applications Accepted Regular Decision Applications Received Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2020 5,027 40,100 12.54%
2019 5,034 37,107 13.57%
2018 4,694 38,266 12.27%
2017 4,825 35,813 13.47%
2016 4,952 34,203 14.48%

CORNELL UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: EARLY & REGULAR DECISION
Early & Regular Decision Applications Accepted Early & Regular Decision Applications Received Early & Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2020 6,277 44,966 13.96%
2019 6,234 41,907 14.88%
2018 6,019 43,041 13.98%
2017 6,062 40,006 15.15%
2016 6,123 37,812 16.19%
2015 6,538 36,387 17.97%
2014 6,673 36,337 18.36%
2013 6,565 34,371 19.10%
2012 6,834 33,073 20.66%

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