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How I got into Cornell (Interview 4)


SAT: 1540 (780 Math, 760 Reading)

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

GPA: 3.98

Rank in Class: 1

Size of Class: 154

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


  • I was the captain of my schools soccer team from my Sophomore through to my Senior year

  • I was the captain of my schools Track and Field team during my Junior and Senior years.

  • I was the vice-president of my class from my freshman year and through to my senior year.

Personal Story

"I was pretty confident that I could get into Cornell after I got deferred by Princeton in the fall. I figured that if I got deferred by Princeton I could definitely make it into Cornell. Turns out I was right.

I was excited, don't get me wrong, but I wasn't like super thrilled like some other people I knew."

Useful Advice

"I didn't do this, but I'd say that people should apply to their safety schools and semi-reach schools first in order to fall back on something when you apply to your dream schools and large reaches in the spring.

For example, if I could have done this again, I would have applied to Cornell early and gotten accepted, then I would have applied to Princeton and Harvard.

When you apply early to a semi-reach school and safety school you'll get the fall bump of applying early and increase your odds of getting in, and you'll have a great school to fall back on in case you get rejected by all your others."

Cornell Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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