Admission criteria

Each year our goal is to assemble a dynamic and diverse incoming class, while paying attention to the merits of each individual applicant. We look for evidence of academic ability and preparedness, personal character, and meaningful extracurricular involvement. We will provide a thoughtful and holistic review of all your application materials, and your admission counselor is always available to answer your questions. 

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Scholarships

When you apply to Cornell, you will automatically be considered for merit-based academic scholarships with no additional application required. We also offer attractive fine arts scholarships, which do require a separate application.