Cornell and New York Students?

<p>Is it true that Cornell favors students from NY over other states?</p>

<p>I can’t see why the endowed colleges would.</p>

<p>For the contract colleges I’ve read it being alleged, and also read it being denied. To know whether they have incentives to do so, you’d have to know the details of their deal with NY State. Which I don’t.</p>

<p>New York State residents are very highly represented at the contract colleges, but that may be owing to proximity and reduced in-state tuition prompting many more applicants from NYS, rather than those colleges necessarily favoring the NYS freshman applicants in admissions.</p>

<p>For the endowed colleges, no.</p>

<p>The only instance I can think of where the contract colleges favor a NYS resident is if the applicant is from a farming family. Because part of CALS mission is to help the farming communities of the state, there is some preference given there, from what I’ve been told.</p>

<p>Otherwise, even the contract colleges don’t favor NYS residents, although a large percentage of students do come from the state (because they apply in a larger percentage as well, to take advantage of the contract tuition).</p>

<p>I was a CALS Ambassador and I remember at an information session I participated in, the admission officer said the dean of CALS liked to keep the percentage of NYS residents around 60%. I believe this number holds steady, but I’d say it’s more likely due to the fact that a lot of NYS students apply because of the reduced tuition.</p>

<p>And, going along with other sentiments here, NYS students have no advantage over any other applicant when applying to one of the endowed colleges.</p>