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Stats for those accepted to or deferred from Cornell?

gilmoregirlsgeekgilmoregirlsgeek 2 replies3 threads New Member
Hi! I got deferred from CALS at Cornell about two months ago as a biology major. I was wondering what other people who got accepted or also deferred, or even rejected. I'll share mine. I'm second in my class, 1420 SAT, never took ACT. Over 300 community service hours, have worked my part-time job for almost 2 years, and I live in PA. I have taken APUSH, AP Language and Composition, AP Economics, AP Physics 1, AP Calculus, and AP US Government. I am currently taking AP Statistics, AP Lit, AP Psychology, AP Biology, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP French. Every other class I have taken in my high school career have been honors classes (besides required classes that did not offer honors or AP credits). I have gotten straight As my entire high school career, except in AP Calc, I got an 84. Feel free to share!
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  • gilmoregirlsgeekgilmoregirlsgeek 2 replies3 threads New Member
    Oh, and I played Varsity Golf for all four years. I lettered each year and was captain Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year. How could I forget!
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  • illuminatix96illuminatix96 1 replies0 threads New Member
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 7231 replies69 threads Senior Member
    Trying to compare yourself to those who were rejected or accepted is like poking a sore tooth: it only confirms that it is sore. You have a great package. Your SAT is smack in the middle of the middle 50% of admitted students. And as I'm sure you know, 'deferred is not denied'.

    If it helps, this year 23.8% of ED applicants were admitted this year, of whom 21% were legacy, 12% were athletes, and 11% were 'underrepresented minorities'- three of the most commonly identified 'hooks'. 54.5% were straight up rejected. Just 21.7 were deferred to RD.

    To me, that tells you all you need to know: you are a serious contender in a seriously competitive pool. Maybe you will get an offer in April / maybe not- but either way you have done all you can, and you made a good fist of it. Be proud of that. Then go find useful ways to distract yourself while you wait!
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  • goatgirlgoatgirl 7 replies4 threads New Member
    I second what collegemom said...be proud of yourself. You did great!! ❤️ It’s so tough these days.
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  • aachooaachoo 20 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Hi! I was also deferred from Cornell (CHE), and I think you'll have a great chance of getting in regular decision!!! Your stats are wonderful! Good luck to the both of us!!!
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  • ChemEboyNYChemEboyNY 7 replies0 threads New Member
    I applied for regular decision for ChemE program and hope I get in though tuition is little out of reach for me.

    ACT 36 (superscore)
    SAT: 1560
    GPA:3.83 (unweighted) / 3.98 (weighted)
    Rank: 9/522
    ECA: Varsity tennis team captain, spelling bee NY regional level, 100+ of volunteer work, fencing, etc.
    Residency: NY
    AP classes: 8 (World History, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, US History, Calculus BC, English Language)
    Accepted to:

    - UT, Austin with merit scholarship and Honors programs
    - Free tuition (merit scholarship) for 4 years to attend ChemE program at State University of NY
    - West Point (US Military Academy), and
    - Univ of Minnesota

    Waiting to hear from Cornell, Georgia Tech and Berkeley. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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