Early Admissions & Regular Decision
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CORNELL UNIVERSITY EARLY ADMISSIONS
Cornell admitted 1,576 out of 6,615 early decision applicants (a 7 percent increase over the past year’s ED applicant numbers), for a 23.8 percent acceptance rate (a 1.2 percent increase over last year). Those admitted are estimated to comprise 49 percent of the Class of 2024. Interestingly, the number of women admitted this year decreased by four percentage points to 51.6 percent. Hard to know exactly what to make of this statistic—other than perhaps Cornell was concerned that it might be approaching a tipping point with respect to gender balance. Students of color comprise 39.7 percent of admitted students. 22.1 percent are legacy and 12.1 percent are athletes.
CORNELL EARLY & REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS
This year, Cornell admitted 1,576 early applicants from a pool of 6,615, but postponed the release of its regular admissions’ numbers until the fall in a move similar to Stanford’s. Last year, 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.