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Is a 2100 good enough for Cornell?

thatstypicalthatstypical Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
edited December 2013 in Cornell University
In all honesty, would I have a good chance at being accepted with a 2100 (640 CR, 770 M, 690 W)? I didn't take the subject tests yet because I graduate high school in 2015. Also: ranked 1st in class, 4.0 unweighted GPA, good extracurricular activities

Thanks in advance for your time!
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Replies to: Is a 2100 good enough for Cornell?

  • mcskillmcskill Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    2100 is solid, but why not take another shot at it? If you improved you'd have an even more well-rounded application to send in. You're certainly qualified as you stand now (ignoring the lack of SAT 2s), but a better SAT score wouldn't hurt. Ivy applications are so competitive though, so I wouldn't say good chance, but you have the same chance as everyone else.
  • PetersuuPetersuu . Posts: 466 Member
    What school are you applying to tho and are you NY already.
  • morrismmmorrismm Registered User Posts: 3,563 Senior Member
    Your class rank is 1st in what size ?
  • thatstypicalthatstypical Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    Thank you both for replying so quickly. I will consider taking the SAT Reasoning Test again after taking SAT Subject Tests. (That critical reading is such a pain though haha)

    I am not entirely sure what school I want to apply to. I'm looking into CAS because I want to major in something along the lines of Chemistry and then possibly go on to grad/med school. But I'm still pretty open minded about a major because I love both math and science with a passion so choosing a major is difficult. And no, I am not a NY resident.
  • thatstypicalthatstypical Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    Class rank is 1st out of 219
  • csdadcsdad Registered User Posts: 2,289 Senior Member
    A 640 CR score is a blemish on your application. Take the SAT again & take the ACT
  • bonee26bonee26 Registered User Posts: 183 Junior Member
    If you like Math and Science you may do a lot better on the ACT. Remember to take the writing portion as well or Cornell will not accept grade.
  • Swimmer576Swimmer576 Registered User Posts: 270 Junior Member
    If you really want to go then I recommend you apply earlier as your chances will be higher this way.
  • morrismmmorrismm Registered User Posts: 3,563 Senior Member
    I think you have a very good chance given your rank and SAT if you show a genuine interest, desire or passion for Cornell.

    Applying ED would probably give you an even better shot, as would an improvement in your CR score of course.
  • basicspacebasicspace Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    I recall reading somewhere that the safe zone for SATs for top tier schools is 2200, with no less than 700 in any one subject.
    I'd say take it again. It definitely won't hurt, and you have a lot of time to prepare for it, seeing as you don't apply until next year.
  • csdadcsdad Registered User Posts: 2,289 Senior Member
    Here is the Common Data Set for Cornell fall of 2012: http://dpb.cornell.edu/documents/1000530.pdf as you can see the 25th percentile for CR is 640, however this is for the entire college. The last breakdown I had for individual colleges is on my other computer but I'm pretty sure that 25th percentile for CR in CAS is above 640.
  • lauren2018lauren2018 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    @basicspace, sorry to piggyback on this thread, but I got 700 and above in all three sections after only taking once (750 CR, 720 M, 700 W), but didn't break 2200 (2170), do you think I'm out of the "safe zone"?
  • GravixersiblingGravixersibling Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    Is there actual people that have gotten in with a 1700 on SAT?
  • zephyr0zephyr0 Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    Someone from the senior class last year got in with a 1730 SAT.
  • StatlerboundStatlerbound Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Double check that for your intended school at Cornell a subject test isn't required also.
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