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Is a 2100 good enough for Cornell?

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Replies to: Is a 2100 good enough for Cornell?

  • PetersuuPetersuu . Posts: 466 Member
    People should never aim to find a score that's as low as theirs though.

    If someone got accepted with a low score, they obviously had something else that compensated.
  • StatlerboundStatlerbound Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    I completely agree.
  • PeppinoPeppino Registered User Posts: 316 Member
    2100 combined and 1410 split is on the low side, and most people here at Cornell have scores that are higher than that, but in the end.

    However, this raises red flags; how could the valedictorian (as you say you are) have gotten such an unimpressive SAT score? Was the high school you attended that easy? Or did you just take easy classes to get a good grade?
  • PetersuuPetersuu . Posts: 466 Member
    Location: Long Island.

    lol

    Not everyone gets to go to a good high school where the teachers actually do something. I still slightly dislike people when I find out they're from Stuy/TJ/andover/etc. for that reason.
  • morrismmmorrismm Registered User Posts: 3,563 Senior Member
    Haven't heard from the OP in a while. Guess sh/e gave up.
  • csdadcsdad Registered User Posts: 2,289 Senior Member
    However, this raises red flags; how could the valedictorian (as you say you are) have gotten such an unimpressive SAT score? Was the high school you attended that easy? Or did you just take easy classes to get a good grade?

    ....for rural school districts 1400 SAT's would not be considered "unimpressive". Not at all unusual for val. & sal. to have SAT's below 1400...size & demographics (rather than teaching) are main variables.
  • PeppinoPeppino Registered User Posts: 316 Member
    @Petersuu
    You dislike people from reputable high schools people they had good teachers? I don't think I fully understanding, but that sounds like a terrible basis for disliking people.

    2100 is a great score... it's in the 97th percentile. However, I would say more information should be known about the high school then before commenting on any portion of the OPs academic record.
  • PetersuuPetersuu . Posts: 466 Member
    I'm pretty sure it's fair to get upset that people have had better opportunities than me. Please tell me how many times you considered intentionally getting lower grades so you wouldn't feel singled out or felt unsafe in your PE class because people had brass knuckles and were beating each other up. I don't think you understand all the implications of coming from a non top 2000 ranked school.
  • NothingImportantNothingImportant Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    I got a 2340, ED and I still got denied. O.o
  • alanhoustonalanhouston Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    Yes. There are lots of students at Cornell with scores in the 1900 to 2100 range. SAT scores do not mean much above 1900 as studies show that the freshman gpa for 1900 students is similar to 2200 students.
  • alanhoustonalanhouston Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    SAT scores measure the ability to take the SAT test. Bill Bradley had a 950 SAT, was accepted at Princeton, graduated with highest honors and attended Oxford as a Rhodes scholar.
  • ForeverFishForeverFish Registered User Posts: 298 Junior Member
    ^I get that rejection is upsetting, but is it really necessary to use derogatory terms like "libtard" in order to make your point? You have no scientific proof that students with lower SAT scores than yours are "dumb" -- for all you (or I) know, they could have struggled with medical conditions or difficult circumstances at home. Intelligence cannot be quantified by a number, as Cornell's adcoms understand well.

    If you'd rather go to an in-state school that looks more closely at scores, then by all means, go for it. But Cornell is an Ivy League school, and like all Ivies, it reviews holistically. This is something you should have thoroughly researched before applying, instead of taking out your frustration on the accepted students after the fact.
  • csdadcsdad Registered User Posts: 2,289 Senior Member
    Lol where did you get those stats. SAT measure intelligence (g) which predicts academic and job performance. If Cornell wants to pass up on all the smart kids and accept dumb kids with "uniqueness" or some **** based off an essay and no scientific proof, then whatever. I'd rather go to an in state school that only uses SAT and grades for selection than go to a school than go to a libtard school that can't accept the fact that SAT scores are more important than all other factors.

    ...using a holistic approach increases chances that colleges deny admission to students who, although extremely bright, other students & professors do not want to spend 4 years with.
  • nervedoctornervedoctor Registered User Posts: 449 Member
    Sometimes AD coms can read between the lines in essays or recommendations. Kudos to Forever Fish.
  • alanhoustonalanhouston Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    The correlation between SAT scores and grades is not terribly strong. The College Board research showd that the median SAT score for students ranked in the top 10% of their high school class is around 1600. The median score for all students at privste non-religious high schools is also around 1600.

    The median for freshman at four year colleges is a slightly lower 1550.

    So, the SAT scores of "Top 10%" students look similar to any random average private school student or any random average freshman at an average four year college.

    How does someone with a 1600 SAT get to the top of the class? Hard work, time management, people skills, organization, and more hard work.

    And that is why some people with 1600 SAT scores graduate with honors from top colleges...they outwork everyone else.
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