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Minimum SAT score at cornell.

qzong8p3qzong8p3 Posts: 21Registered User New Member
edited February 2007 in Cornell University
This is perhaps the most basic question. Well, I heard so much rumor such as "ivies only look at 2300s" or "2200s is considered a safe" or even even "having a score lower than 600 is an automatic reject at any ivies" (excluding "special" applications).

Frankly, I think having a score above 2000 would give someone a chance at Cornell. But I am just curious about the CC opinions.
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Replies to: Minimum SAT score at cornell.

  • Zimmer07Zimmer07 Posts: 643Registered User Member
    Prbably more like 2100s at least, if not closer to 2200s. It really depends on which school at Cornell you are hoping for. Engineering is going to want higher scores at least in math than say, the hotel school. Do your research. Go visit and try to get to know someone in admissions to ask your questions.
  • with_one_voicewith_one_voice Posts: 1,384Registered User Senior Member
    I would guess that about a 2100 is average for Cornell.
  • mikeyc765mikeyc765 Posts: 1,347Registered User Senior Member
    I would say 2100 is roughly average. 2200+ will put you in the category of actually having SAT score benefit you for admission probablyand below a 1900 will hurt you. I scored a 1940 which is on the low side, but I still got in.
  • rbanerjeerbanerjee Posts: 223Registered User Junior Member
    all schools, especially good ones, like to say there isn't a cutoff score but it is true that if they see a score below a 520 where they are like if this kid hasn't done a load of AIDs research, there is no way we are accepting him.
  • Brown man1987Brown man1987 Posts: 961Registered User Member
    Go to collegeboard.com and check out the middle 25% sat scores for cornell.
  • biggyboybiggyboy Posts: 1,558Registered User Senior Member
    it's actually the middle 50% of freshmen:
    SAT Critical Reading: 630 - 720
    SAT Math: 660 - 760

    and as someone pointed out earlier, it really depends on what school within cornell you apply. i actually think the CR score is on the low side, and it'll probably increase next year.
  • doctabdoctab Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    Those collegeboard statistics are very out dated... It's actually a bit higher now since Cornell's admissions rate dropped significantly.
  • biggyboybiggyboy Posts: 1,558Registered User Senior Member
    from the cornell website:

    SAT Math: Enrolling Students
    Score
    Above 650 81%
    Below 650 19%

    SAT Verbal: Enrolling Students
    Score
    Above 650 66%
    Below 650 34%
  • MNOAAA12MNOAAA12 Posts: 355Registered User Member
    wat do u think the average SAT score is for AEM?
  • biggyboybiggyboy Posts: 1,558Registered User Senior Member
    those statistics aren't published.
  • MNOAAA12MNOAAA12 Posts: 355Registered User Member
    k thankz. I noticed that cornell's b-school was the only school on businessweek's rankings that did not report their average SAT score.
  • percpaulpercpaul Posts: 111Registered User Junior Member
    actually i think those collegeboard statistics are brand new. They just changed all of them last week for every college.
  • biggyboybiggyboy Posts: 1,558Registered User Senior Member
    yes they are new. hence the heated writing score range discussion on the columbia forum.
  • snajeansnajean Posts: 242Registered User Junior Member
    MNOAAA12,

    Last year a CC poster made reference to the fact that Cornell occasionally puts top recruited athletes who are not as academically gifted, into the AEM program, which has one of the highest gpa's for a Cornell major. Thus, putting in some of these students would lower the SAT average for AEM, and not be in Cornell's best interests.
  • biggyboybiggyboy Posts: 1,558Registered User Senior Member
    thats crap. you can't assume that way, "some guy said...", do you have proof?
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