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How I got into Cornell (Interview 2)


SAT: 1520 (790 Math, 730 Reading)

ACT: 35 (34 English, 35 Math, 34 Reading, 35 Science)

GPA: 3.85

Rank in Class: 9

Size of Class: 264

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


  • I was the captain of my schools Hockey team from my Sophomore year through to my senior year

  • I was the president of my schools DECA chapter during my Junior and Senior years

  • I was in my schools theater club and performed in its productions from my freshman year through to my senior year

  • I was the vice-president of my schools STEM club during my Junior and Senior years

Personal Story

"I was pretty lucky with Cornell in that I applied early and got in. That feeling, to be honest, was probably the greatest feeling I've ever had. I never knew what it was like to just have relief coursing through your body like how I felt when I got into Cornell, but now I knew.

I was so excited that not only did high school pay off, it was finally over, and beyond that, I had the opportunity of a lifetime."

Useful Advice

"Start early. I didn't heed my own advice and it was the most stressful thing I've done. I was running around trying to get recommendation letters, writing supplementals, studying for the SAT, and it was just a whole mess.

If I could go back and do it all over again I would have probably started in my Junior year so that I could plan ahead for the future and get my ducks in place before the application date.

If there's anything I would say, I'd advise people to start early."

Cornell Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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