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Cornell admitted 1,576 out of 6,615 early decision applicants to the Class of 2024. The early admissions rate of 23.8 percent is up from an early admissions rate 22.65 percent for the Class of 2023. This years number of early applications was the highest in history for the university. 51.6 percent of the accepted students are women and students of color comprise 39.7 percent of admitted students. While 22.1 percent are legacy and 12.1 percent are athletes.

Cornell reported a record number of 6,159 early decision applicants for admission to Cornell’s Class of 2023 with 1,395 acceptances representing a decrease from last year’s 1,533 admitted students. This year’s number of applications also decreased from the record set last year by the early decision Class of 2022. The early admissions rate of 22.65 percent is down from an early admissions rate 24.3 percent for the Class of 2022 and 25.8 percent for the Class of 2021.



According to its Office of Admissions and Enrollment, Cornell received 49,118 applications for admission to the Class of 2023, down from the previous record of 51,328 applicants for the Class of 2022.

A total of 5,183 applicants were admitted for an overall admit rate of 10.55 percent, up from last year’s admit rate of 10.30 percent. Cornell admitted 1,395 early applicants from a pool of 6,159.  Of the students accepted, 32 percent of admitted students self-identify as underrepresented minorities, and 670 of those admitted will be first-generation college students.