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Cornell School of Hotel Administration ED Thread - Class of 2024

do2020do2020 4 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
didn't see one of these around, but curious to discuss with applicants. feel free to put anything on this thread!
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  • student88888student88888 8 replies4 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hello,
    I am considering ED To Cornell Hotel School. Please chance me.
    Unweighted GPA: 94.45
    Weighted GPA: 98.75
    Act: 34
    Freshman year
    Honors English Honors
    Soc Studies Honors
    Spanish Honors
    Geometry regular
    Earth Science
    Band
    Independent Study
    Soph Year:
    Ap Comp Sci
    Bio Honors
    English Honors
    Soc Honors
    Spanish Honors
    Alg 2 Regular
    Band
    Indep. Study
    Junior Year:
    AP Lang Apush
    Ap Stat Ap
    Art history
    Chem regular
    pre calc regular
    spanish honors
    senior year I will be taking
    Ap Gov
    AP MAcroecon
    Ap Lit Ap pysch
    Ap environmental science
    Spanish 5 Honors
    Calc regular
    band
    Extra circulars: Marching Band-Trumpet Captain
    Stock Market Club-President
    Community Service Club- Vice President
    Quiz Bowl Team -Varsity Captain
    Peer Drug Educator
    Freshman Orientation Committee
    Sports: Varsity Tennis Captain 4years captain 1 year
    Jv Basketball Captain 2 years

    Writing Competitions: I have won about 5 writing competitions throughout High School. Most of them are travel based while one is history based.

    Publications: I have six publications.
    Topics
    -travel
    -economics
    -Pres. Zachary Taylor
    Photography publications in National Geographic and Travel and Leisure

    Work Experience: I interned at my local hotel for 3 months.
    I also did a marketing internship this past summer.
    I worked at a local political campaign freshman year.
    I also do freelance photography and have made a small company out of it. I thought my experience in the hotel experience and my travel photography and writing make me a good "fit" for the program. Please let me know your thoughts! Thank you!
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  • tangotangerine12tangotangerine12 2 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    does anyone know how selective this program is? i've looked around but couldn't really find an acceptance rate
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  • student88888student88888 8 replies4 threadsRegistered User New Member
    20% ed 10% RD
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  • CT1417CT1417 4362 replies22 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @student88888--Your figures are incorrect.

    @tangotangerine12

    Overall admit rate for SHA for the class that started this fall was 24%. Unless things have changed dramatically, the ED & RD admit rates in SHA were very close to each other when I looked at the numbers five years ago. I do not know ED admit rates by college for any of the other schools, but the university's ED admit rate is higher than the RD admit rate.
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  • student5430student5430 84 replies13 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    I'm currently a student in the hotel school. It's less selective than the other colleges at Cornell (24% acceptance sounds about right), but nonetheless this is still Cornell and a competitive program to gain admission to. Everyone (and I do mean everyone) comes in with an edge, whether that be legacy (sibling, parents, and grandparent), their parent owned a hotel, or they're the daughter of a Marriott Executive (yes, there is a daughter of a Marriott Executive in the hotel school). Consider that when you're applying to. As much as merit is important to your record, consider what "edge" you can bring to the admissions table.
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  • student5430student5430 84 replies13 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    @do2020 you have the numbers so that's great, but If I were you I'd focus in on your essays and also interview if you can. I think if you choose to interview that can bring new insight to your application.
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  • do2020do2020 4 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    edited September 12
    @student5430 i think you meant to @student88888 ?
    edited September 12
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  • do2020do2020 4 replies2 threadsRegistered User New Member
    @student5430 Would you say the vast majority has that type of edge? I'm worried to even get my hopes up. I think I don't have the most typical "hospitality experience" nor are my grades that amazing..
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  • jddkdh748jddkdh748 2 replies0 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Hello, I plan to apply to Cornell ED. I would love if someone could chance me.

    Unweighted GPA: 95.1
    Weighted GPA: 103.2 (13/387)
    ACT:33 with English being a 32 and math a 34.

    Extracurriculars
    Captain of Ice hockey team (9-12)

    Captain of Soccer team (9-12)

    Fbla Treasurer and Secretary (10-12)

    Mentor for young children with English as their third language like myself (10-12).

    Nhs (11,12)

    Worked as an attendant at a country club/ golf course (11,12)

    Worked as a busboy at prominent diner in town (11,12)

    Essays
    My common app talked about the struggles of learning English at 6 years old. Also the essay summarized the amazing experiences I had with others speaking 5 other languages. (8.5,9/10)

    Supplement (8/10)

    My recommenders are the two best teachers in the school and they are super thoughtful and considerate. (9.5/10)

    State:NY
    First generation college student/ American citizen

    Income: <50,000

    White male from a public school that routinely sends approximately 5-10 to Ivy League.

    Would love to know what you guys think.
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