Is Cornell really that hard to get into?

<p>I looked at the US News book for Cornell's stats: avg. gpa is a 3.8, 25%to 75% SAT is like 1280 to something like 1500?</p>

<p>And i see all these posts with people who have 1370's and stuff like that, and many people are saying that Cornell is still a super reach...</p>

<p>I dont get why, since looking at Cornell's stats, people get in with SATs lower than 1280...25% of the people there have lower SATs than that, which is like more than 500 kids..</p>

<p>It depends what program you're applying to. If you're in-state, and you apply to the public section, it's easier. Also, the agriculture and hotel management schools are easier than, say, the humanities program.</p>

<p>Even the humanities isn't that tough, they're the easiest ivy in my opinion, even the humanities</p>

<p>my tough list for ivies:

<p>but there's a huge difference between 1-6 and 7-8, 7-8 are much easier, while 1-6 are considerably harder</p>

<p>aww, don't let the secret out. now everyone's gonna apply there. lol.</p>

<p>but anyway, how hard is it to get into the human ecology college? (specifically interior design?)</p>

<p>is that the public section?</p>

<p>although engineering is still pretty hard to get into...</p>

<p>but it always depends on what college you apply to</p>

<p>engineering is a bit tougher i'll admit, but the other colleges can't compare in selectivity</p>

<p>I think Cornell is probably the lowest stat Ivy, and has the highest acceptance percentage. However, you should take the statistics with a grain of salt, because the acceptance rate is partially due to the state colleges, and the low stats are due to the colleges that don't look at stats like the SAT for admission (like Hotel and Architecture), but focus on personal qualities and art, respectively. However, while it may be the 'easiest' Ivy to get into, it's still not that easy to get into. </p>

<p>An average guy with a 1370 will probably not get in, unless they are a URM or applying to Hotel/Arch, with awesome interview/portfolio, or have a huge hook (like valedictorian, etc.). So, in that aspect, it IS a super reach. Almost everyone I know in engineering has over 1400, regardless, and on the stats page, you can see 90% of admitted students to engineering have over 700 on math SAT. </p>

<p>So you think about the 500 kids that have less than 1280, there is probably a good reason.</p>

<p>where's the stat page?</p>

<p>Huh, I keep feeling like kids at my school are getting into schools that should be super-reach schools for them. Some kid with a ~1200 SAT, average class rank, grades, and no amazing sport EC was waitlisted at Cornell and admitted to Carnegie Mellon (paying full tuition, though). Well, there is certainly a difference between waitlisted and accepted, anyway...</p>

<p>Engineering is pretty tough there, and I think it has the highest suicide rate in the country, except for maybe MIT.</p>

<p>so I hear that Cornell is easy to get into? For Architecture? HMMM .....I did not know that!</p>

<p>Just returned from a visit to Cornell with my son (hs junior). We attended the Arts and Sciences admission session. It looks like they put a lot of weight on the essay and what you can bring to the university- any hook like music or a sport helps (if you are strong). They aren't just looking for 1600/4.0. The woman who led our session said a lot of the top "numbers" applicants try to rest on their numbers and don't do as good a job on their application. If you can sell yourself to Cornell, you can overcome lower scores/GPA. If you are a desired athlete (even in a "lower" sport), that carries a LOT of weight. There are lots of research opportunities for undergraduates at Cornell, so if you have done anything like that in high school, it is a real hook.</p>

<p>hm...and here i always thought that engineering was the easiest of all colleges to get into since it had the highest acceptance rate (38% for c/o 2007), and architecture was one of the hardest since it has one of the lowest (22% for c/o 2008).</p>

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