Admissions

This. Is our block

This is Cornell College. We’re a community gathered from all around the world, nestled inside the tree-lined Mount Vernon campus we call the Hilltop. You’ll notice how friendly and engaged people are here. That’s what you’ll experience as a student, too. Your faculty, your coaches, your support staff, and your peers are all invested in helping you succeed and make the most of your education. And after graduation? The people you met here will remain lifelong friends and mentors.

The Cornell experience is brimming with opportunities and will equip you for a lifetime of success. Our Ingenuity curriculum makes the most of our One Course At A Time approach to course scheduling to prepare you for your life after Cornell—whether that means transitioning to entrepreneurship, graduate studies, service, launching your career, or wherever your life takes you. When you are able to study one course and your professor teaches one course, you can immerse yourself in your studies, discover what excites you, connect with the community, and learn how to get things done. Our college admission office is here to get you started learning about Cornell.

How do I apply?

Our Office of Admission has made the application process simple. When you’re ready to apply, you can choose between our Cornell Application, the Coalition Application, or the Common App (just add Cornell College to your list of schools). All applicants will receive automatic merit scholarship consideration, and SAT/ACT test-score submission is optional.

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Admission information for non-students

Welcome to the Hilltop! Learn what makes the Cornell College experience different than other four-year colleges. Cornellians thrive in our distinctive block structure and you can customize your education to match your interests and goals. We’re here to support you on that journey. As a Cornellian, you can count on a network of faculty, staff, and community members to offer guidance and advice throughout your studies.

Explore the resources available to students, as well as to their vital support networks back home.

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I've already applied!

That’s great! You should hear back from the Admission team soon with a decision. In the meantime, you might want to explore more about Cornell.

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Still have questions?

We’ll help you find the answers. Contact the Cornell College admission office and one of our team members will be happy to connect you with resources and talk about the Cornell experience!