"As health concerns and financial burdens reach record highs, high school seniors across the country are reconsidering how they want to spend the next four years.
Incoming first-year students were admitted off the waitlist before May 1 this year because, as the Cornell admissions office tracked responses in April, they knew accepted admissions offers were lower than desired, so ‘there was no reason to wait,’ Jonathan Burdick, vice provost for enrollment, told The Sun.
Responses from admitted waitlisted students in April were ‘very positive,’ Burdick said, balancing out enrollment numbers.
By the official May 1 commitment day, Cornell received acceptances from 3,344 first-year students, a number that is ‘higher than our target,’ Burdick said." …