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How I got into Cornell (Interview 10)


SAT: 1540 (780 Math, 760 Reading)

ACT: 36 (35 English, 36 Math, 36 Reading, 36 Science)

GPA: 3.89

Rank in Class: 5

Size of Class: 313

Ap's Taken: Chemistry, Physics Mechanics, Physics Electricity and Magnetism, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Environmental Science, Biology, American History, Statistics, Computer Science, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, English Language, English Literature, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics.


  • I was the founder and president of my schools computer science club in my Sophomore year and served as president from my sophomore year until my senior one.

  • I was the vice president of my schools Culture club in my Senior year

  • I was my class historian during my freshman and sophomore year

Personal Story

"I was super excited when I got into Cornell. For the last couple years no one at my school had gotten into an Ivy league school and t was insane that during my year 3 people got into three different Ivy League schools.

When I saw that I got in, I called my parents immediately and told them what happened. I remember partially bawling while talking excitedly with my mom about getting into Cornell and how excited I was to do all these cool things there."

Useful Advice

"I would give all my success to my mom and tutors. I 100% wouldn't have gotten to Cornell without them.

My mom was a former admissions officer at Penn so she pretty much guided me through my essay and application process and made everything infinitely easier than it would have been otherwise.

All the tutoring I had in school and on the SAT pretty much got me into the door because if it wasn't for that my SAT score and grades wouldn't be nearly as high as it could be.

If possible, I'd advise people to get some guidance as it relates to the college process, whether its some sort of mentor or tutor who helps them through the admissions process or it comes through online mentorship and guidance. This thing is complicated enough, don't go at it alone."

Cornell Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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