Incoming Class Profile

Class of 2018 by the numbers

(as of June 9, 2014)

Academics Diversity
Middle 50% GPA: 3.06-3.88 31 states and 7 countries represented
Middle 50% ACT: 23-29 25% students of color
Middle 50% SAT: 1023-1315 14% first generation college students

Interests & achievements

The class of 2018 includes:

  • Two University of Iowa Young Writer’s Studio alumni.
  • A guest columnist for USA Today.
  • A Science Olympian.
  • A former Minnesota Youth in Government floor leader.
  • The co-founder of Voice-Up, an anti-bullying group.
  • The leader of a campaign to end single-use plastic bags in her hometown.
  • An iPhone app developer.
  • A three-time robotics team state championship competitor.
  • A counselor at Lego camps for young engineers.
  • A Carolyn Cox Humanitarian Award recipient.
  • A member of the Sign Language Honor Society.
  • A knitter who knits hats for newborns.
  • A member of the Young Doctor’s League.
  • Two bagpipe players.
  • A barefoot skier.
  • A trapeze artist.
  • A fencer.
  • A state champion wrestler.
  • A third-generation Cornellian.
  • A fifth-generation Cornellian.

In the class of 2018:

  • 48% completed community service.
  • 19% participated in National Honor Society.
  • 1/3 are future Cornell athletes.