does this count as legacy?

<p>If my dad's 1st cousin's wife was a professor at Cornell, do I get some preference as a legacy? I doubt it because it seems a bit distant, but what do I know anyway? So yeah can anyone answer?</p>

<p>Probably won't help you much, if at all. Sorry.</p>

<p>have her write you a letter of rec if she has ins with the adcoms at Cornell</p>

<p>That does not qualify you as a legacy. Only if your parent or, I believe, your grandparent is a Cornell alum are you a legacy.</p>

<p>What about a brother that currently is attending?</p>

<p>yup bro counts</p>

<p>And is doing quite well, I may add.</p>

<p>Thanks, ShesOnHerWay. Also, does it matter if you apply to the same school within Cornell as your brother, or no?</p>

<p>Actually, based upon what I found on Cornell's website, having a sibling that attends Cornell does not make you a legacy unless your parent or grandparent attended Cornell as well. In other words, only having a parent or grandparent that attended Cornell makes you a legacy.</p>

<p>And, I think it's only attendance as an undergrad, not as a grad student, that counts for legacy status. [Not the medical school either, for instance.]</p>

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The 3,657undergraduate students (freshmen and transfer students) who entered the University in the fall of 2004 included 491 who are known to be the children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of alumni.