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College of Human Ecology

sydney22sydney22 Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
edited March 2005 in Cornell University
has anyone else applied to this college in Cornell?? i was wondering how hard it was to get into , in comparison with the rest of the university. I know i pretty much dont have a chance, but i was just wondering!
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Replies to: College of Human Ecology

  • spyreyspyrey Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
    Compared to the other colleges, HumEc is among the easiest to get admitted to. Traditionally, Arts & Sciences and Engineering are the toughest to get in, strictly from an academic perspective. However, for the College of Art, Architecture, and Planning, an applicant's portfolio is obviously more important than their "stats". For the academically weaker colleges (Agriculture and Life Sciences, Industrial and Labor Relations, Hotel Administration, and Human Ecology), your major and the appropriate activities that you participated in will be more important. However, this is not to say that these colleges admit students with weak academics; rather, they are usually relatively weaker than those of Arts and Engineering students. If you're from NY, your chances are much greater at getting in to HumEc. Good luck! :)
  • sydney22sydney22 Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    why would being from NY help? im from CA
  • quynh2007quynh2007 Registered User Posts: 602 Member
    b/c they are state subsidized...
  • blackferrari2006blackferrari2006 Registered User Posts: 620 Member
    The college of Human Ecology is a state funded school. It is part of the State University of New York, and is therefore easier for New York students toget it. However, this does NOT mean they WON'T admit you because you're from out of state. I personally am looking to apply to the school of human ecology for their Policy Analysis and Management major as a stepping stone into law school. The college of Human Ecology has about the same acceptace rate as the other schools in Cornell, HumEc has about a 35% acceptance rate, the university as a whole has about a 30% acceptance rate. You could say their acceptance rate is higher because they have a very small applicant pool for the size of the school (about 1250 applicants for about 450 spots).
    Anyway, Cornell is a great school and the degree from HumEc is not any less prestigious than one from CAS or from the Engineering school, it's still a degree from Cornell. And just remember, though it may be "easier" to get into, it's still not going to be an easy 4 years.
    Good Luck!
  • sydney22sydney22 Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    so how much better of a chance does an instate applicant have compared with out of state
  • blackferrari2006blackferrari2006 Registered User Posts: 620 Member
    The requirements are the same, they just need to meet their quota for in-state students. It is hard to say exactly what their formula is, but just know that if you are qualified, you will get in. The fact is, there are more NY State applicants so the fact that they need to admit more NYS applicants really tends to work itself out, just by the make up of the applicant pool.

    Don't stay away from applying to this school just because you are from out of state. If it has the major you want, I highly suggest that you go for it, if they want you they will take you. They will not see "CA" on your application and say, "ugh, not another Californian..." I Promise!
  • kkl230kkl230 Registered User Posts: 427 Member
    Your odds are better if you are a male.
  • sydney22sydney22 Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    thanks for all your guys help! and lol im female,so i guess that wont be of much help
  • D29D29 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    HE takes about 75% from New York. Know students attending now and work load is hard. Take same classes as non funded schools at Cornell. Applied ed and was deferred. Heard engineering is the roughest.
  • loves itloves it Registered User Posts: 64 Junior Member
    no ny residents don't get an advantage, only the price is cheaper for them. duh! its in the cornell catalog AND if u look at statistics, u can see that just cuz u're male doesn't give u a higher chance. just look up on the cornell website and all the info is there.
  • D29D29 Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    human ecology acceptances last year were a 3 to 1 female ratio. look it up on cornell student profile on web site. 1/3 of all cornell acceptances in all colleges were from new york.
  • kkl230kkl230 Registered User Posts: 427 Member
    '04 Human Ecology 37 128 31 58

    Yes it does, being a male helps.

    If you look at the that info above (copied and pasted from Cornell)

    31 out of 37 males get in.

    58 out of 128 females get in.

    Of course these numbers will fluctuate from year to year, but I doubt it'd change much. And I must repeat, these are only info from last year and they only tell us the percentages and they will certainly change from year to year.. What truly counts is your app.
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