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How I got into Cornell (Interview 5)


SAT: 1550 (790 Math, 760 Reading)

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

GPA: 3.84

Rank in Class: 5

Size of Class: 215

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


  • I was the president of my schools engineering club from my sophomore year until my senior year.

  • I was the captain of my schools Math League from my sophomore year through to my senior year.

  • I was the vice-president of my schools literature club during my senior year.

Personal Story

"I was excited when I made it into Cornell! When I first visited Ithaca it was absolutely beautiful! It had the feeling of a small town, but also had some elements of being a small city, it was just the perfect size for me. On top of that, there is so much green and beauty here which dazzles me every single time I go for a run or a walk around the city.

Getting into Cornell was absolutely incredible because I didn't know that I could. I had always dreamed about going to a college in the Ivy League and being a part of that exclusive club of people who had gone to one of these amazing schools and went on to change the world and finally being a part of that was beyond incredible for me."

Useful Advice

"I would advise people to start early because it really allows them to make adjustments to anything they might send in and allows them to really put their best face forward to admissions officers and present themselves in the best possible light."

Cornell Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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