CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA - ADMISSION

Ithaca, New YorkLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
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Admission

Cornell University ranks 5th out of 1,240 in the Overall Best US Colleges and Universities for International Students category. With 5,962 students admitted out of 47,039 total applicants, the admission to Cornell University is quite aggressive. Out of those who were admitted, only 56% of the students enrolled to be a part of Cornell University last year.

Cornell University enrolled around 10.40% of international undergraduate students and 58% of international graduate students last year. Cornell Engineering program is rated #9 in the US News and World Report amongst the best undergraduate Schools of Engineering.

  • The students have to submit either the TOEFL or the IELTS test score under english proficiency test for all the undergraduate programs.
  • For graduate programs, the students have to submit only the TOEFL score under the English language test requirement with an exception of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, where any of the IELTS or TOEFL scores can be submitted.
  • The admission process for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program starts 1 year before the intake session.
  • IELTS and TOEFL tests must be taken prior to December.
  • For applying to a graduate program, the IELTS and TOEFL tests must be taken 2 years prior to the program application deadline.

Highlights

Test ScoresUG: ACT/SAT score PG: GMAT/GRE score
Application PortalUG: College Application/ Universal College Application PG: Individual University Application Forms
Application FeeUG: 80 USD PG: 80 – 200 USD
Admit Rate10%
Average Retention Rate97%
Intake SessionsFall, Spring, Summer

Cornell University Undergraduate Admissions

The university has 7 undergraduate colleges with over 80 UG majors and 90 minors.

Entry Requirements: Transcripts (translated in English language)

Standardized Test Scores (academic):SAT/ ACT score English Proficiency Test: TOEFL score

Application Requirements: School Report, Counsellor Recommendation, teacher evaluation (2), midyear report, Cornell Questions and Writing Supplement (CA) or the Cornell Supplement (UCA), SAT subject tests, extracurricular activities, interviews, portfolio and design submissions.

Application Fee: 80 USD

How to Apply: The students can apply to any undergraduate program through the Common Application or Universal College Application.

When to Apply:

Application DeadlinesEarly DecisionRegular Decision
Last date for submission of required materialNovember 1January 2
Architecture and art portfolio and interview

Note:

1. B.Arch. program applicants are not required to submit Subject Tests.

2. The high schools of the applicants have to send the transcripts online or through mail to the Cornell University. Only then their applications will stand valid for assessment.

Cornell University Graduate Admissions

The university offers programs in over 100 areas, along with 18 minor non-degree granting fields. The university offers 2 types of degrees under graduate admissions – Research degrees and professional degrees. Research programs are awarded with MS, MA, MA/PhD or MS/PhD degrees and professional programs are awarded with D.M.A., J.S.D., M.Arch., M.Eng, MFA, etc.

Entry Requirements: Transcripts

Standardized Test Scores (academic): GMAT/GRE score

English Proficiency Test:TOEFL or IELTS (7.0 or more) score

Application Requirements: LOR and statement of interest

Note: The university doesn’t accept the PTE score for admission for any program.

Johnson Cornell SC Johnson College of Business – MBA

Basic Requirements: Transcripts Standardized

Test Scores (academic): GMAT or GRE score English Proficiency

Test: TOEFL/IELTS score

Admission Requirements: LOR, resume, goals statement, letter of recommendation, list of activities, essays, etc.

Application Fee: 200 USD How to Apply – The students have to apply to their desired program through Columbia MBA Online Application Form

When to Apply:

RoundDeadline
Round 110 October, 2018
Round 215 November, 2018
Round 33 January, 2019
Round 410 April, 2019

After the application form is reviewed, the students will be called for an interview session. This interview session will help the Admission Committee in understanding the student better.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Work experience is not mandatory while applying for the full-time MBA program. However, the university gives value to those applications which have relevant work experience of 2-5 years.Only a limited number of outstanding students are accepted with less than one year of work experience.

Cornell Law School – LLM

Entry Requirements: Transcripts

English Proficiency Test: TOEFL or IELTS score

Application Requirements: LOR, statement of interest, resume, character and fitness addendum (if required), authenticate by AACRAO and documents, which works in collaboration with LSAC.

Application Fee: 80 USD

How to Apply: The applicants have to apply to LLM program through LSAC website.

When to Apply: Application Deadline:December 15

Note:

1.Documents are required to be submitted in their original language, along with their english translated copy.

2. The students are not required to submit TOEFL and IELTS score if they belong to Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or Canada (except Quebec).

3. The students have to send their application form by December 15 to get considered for the scholarship award. Application received after the due date will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Cornell University Engineering Management Admissions

Entry Requirements: Transcripts

Standardized Test Score: GRE score

English Proficiency Test: TOEFL or IELTS score

Application Requirements: Statement of purpose and Letter of Recommendation

Application Fee: 105 USD

How to Apply: The applicants can apply to the program through Online Application Form.

When to Apply: Spring – October 15; Fall – January 5

Note: After the application forms

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Admissions

Entry Requirements: Transcripts

Standardized Test Scores: SAT/ACT score

Language Proficiency Test: TOEFL score

Application Requirements: Dean’s certification, NYS Residency pre-requisite substitution form, animal/veterinary/ biomedical experience, evaluator information, essays, electronic letters of evaluation, non-cognitive skills, personal statement and all other achievements

Application fee:

When to Apply: Admission Deadlines – May to September 17

How to Apply: The students have to apply to the programs through the VMCAS Online Application Form.

Re – Application

Getting admission in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program is highly competitive. Also, it takes a few application cycles to obtain admission in it. So, the students need to keep applying along with making their application better and stronger than the last applied.

Cornell University Transfer Students

Around 80 international transfer students are enrolled every year to the university in addition to native American and other America-related nationality students.

Undergraduate

Entry Requirements: Transcripts

Standardized Test Scores (academic): SAT/ACT

English Proficiency Test: TOEFL or IELTS score

Application Requirements: Registrar report; mid-term report; Cornell Questions and Writing Supplement (CA) or Transfer Supplement (UCA); interviews (for College of Architecture Art and Planning and School of Hotel Administration); required portfolio; design submission

When to Apply: Application Deadline:October 15 (Spring session) and March 15 (Fall session)

Application Fee: 80 USD

How to Apply: The students have to use either of the 2 forms to apply for their chosen program – Common Application and Universal College Application

Note: The students can send the supporting documents via the online way or by mail.

Cornell University Summer School

Summer School or pre school at Cornell offers 44 programs in three different modes – at Ithaca campus, off-campus and online.

Entry Requirements: Transcripts

Standardized Test Scores: SAT (650 or higher)

English Proficiency Tests: TOEFL (100 or higher) or IELTS (7 or more)

Application Requirements: application statements, teacher or counselor recommendation, I-20 form, F-1 student visas, copy of passport, etc.

Application Fee: 100 USD

How to Apply: The students have to apply to their desired summer program by filling the online application form available on the university’s website.

When to Apply:

Research Apprenticeship in Biological Sciences (RABS) - March 8

Other programs – May 3

Note: The admission committee reviews the application on rolling basis, i.e., it reviews it as it comes so the students must send their application form as soon as possible to the university as most of the program fill before the deadlines.

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