2008 College Admissions...wow...just wow

<p>Anyone have predictions as to what Cornell's admit rate, SAT/ACT range, etc. will be for Cornell this year? So far, it's been crazy for almost every school. I read that Vanderbilt had a 30% increase in apps, and the ACT range jumped from 29-33 to 31-34 this year! That doesn't sound like much, but there is a big difference between a 29 and a 30 in terms of what colleges will accept you, think about how much bigger of a difference a 29 and a 31 will give! If I by some long shot get into Cornell or Vandy this year, it will be the proudest moment of my life, seriously.</p>

<p>"it will be the proudest moment of my life, seriously."</p>

<p>Lol, same here!</p>

<p>I completely know what you guys mean.</p>

<p>I don't think that Cornell will change too much. May be drop 2-3% amongst the CAS/CALS amongst the CoE, AAP etc. they wont be affected to much. </p>

<p>As for the ACT range (not so much an expert on the SAT) it'd probably move from 29-33 to 30-34 or so.</p>

<p>Why would CAS anad CALS drop?</p>

<p>They are the more popular schools, and they are where the majority of the majors are found within.</p>

<p>Man, I'm glad I'm not applying to college now. The competition gets more ridiculous every year.</p>

<p>"Why would CAS anad CALS drop?"</p>

<p>They'll definitely all drop. Cornell has already released information that applications to all of seven undergraduate colleges increased. But I see one of the other "less popular" colleges possibly having a greater percentage rate drop than CAS and CALS. As the largest colleges at Cornell and the colleges with the most applicants, it'll take significantly a substantially larger increase in applications to these colleges, as compared to the other colleges, to realize a notable percentage drop. But we'll see.</p>

<p>We are totally same, california! I also want to get into Cornell and Vandy!</p>

<p>I also applied to Vandy and was astonished by those numbers</p>

<p>3.8 uw/2340, nearly 4 perfect SAT iis with pretty good ecs (relative to my class)
rejected at NU, Duke, Waitlist at JHU, all schools i felt pretty confident about after seeing how last year's seniors did. yea....either im a chronic underachiever, or my essays just totally blew. </p>

<p>uggghh i dont understand anything.</p>

<p>but yea, first hand experience on the craziness of this year...it's been a smack (or rather 3 painful ones) in the face.</p>

<p>depressed -_-</p>

<p>not surprising. i dont think sat for cornell will be that much different though. i heard for my major HBHS that class of 2011 in that major had avg sat 60 points higher than the previous yr. thats a lot. class of 2012 prob will > 2011 sat but i doubt by that much</p>

<p>2007 admissions was crazy as it could get, too. btw, GL kids!!!</p>

<p>every few years test scores should increase..... just think about the amount of review books and tutors there are for the SAT and ACT. my school offers an SAT and ACT class and after school practice for the exam... scores are increasing because of: 1. increase opportunities, and 2. competition.... i like to think that sat scores are somewhat inflated to what they use to mean a few decades ago.... so i would argue that now-a-days what you do (ECs) mean more than a score...
just a theory.</p>

<p>This year schools like Cornell, Duke, NU will have more applicants from Harvard and Princeton's EA/ED pool. If adcom uses same admit rate, then Cornell will more likely go to the waitlist.</p>

<p>I don't think admit rate will change much...but I think the waitlist will be utilized more, and yield may go down..</p>

<p>just wondering - if i do not get into AEM (which i know has a <10% acceptance rate) is it possible that i might still get into Cornell but just not under AEM major?</p>

<p>no, you will only be admitted to the school/major you apply to</p>