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How I got into Cornell (Interview 6)


SAT: 1530 (770 Math, 760 Reading)

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

GPA: 3.94

Rank in Class: 7

Size of Class: 208

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


  • I was on my schools varsity wrestling, track and soccer teams from my freshman year till my senior year.

  • I participated in my school's math league, STEM and Engineering Clubs.

  • I was my class historian from my sophomore year until my senior year

Personal Story

"Oh my gosh! I remember this! I was on a plane back from a trip when a friend of mine texted me saying 'decisions are out, did you get in?' near the beginning of the flight after the bags were already packed and people were more or less settled into their seats and had fallen asleep.

So I'm not the most assertive person in the world, but I wanted to get my bag from above the person I was sitting next to, but I didn't want to wake them up. So I tapped my dad on the shoulder and asked him to do it for me. He was confused but did it anyway and I managed to get my computer out and go to the portal.

I saw the decision and almost started screaming until I remembered where I was. I was pretty much bouncing up and down just losing my mind for the next two hours until the plane landed."

Useful Advice

"Something I wish I would have done would have been to prepare for the interview a little bit harder.

When I had my interviews I did a lot of preparing, but I didn't really over prepare like I wanted to and I feel like that hurt me with the other schools I applied to.

I'd suggest that while the interviews don't matter that much that people should prepare for them really really well because while it doesn't help much, it can hurt a lot, and could be the difference between getting into Cornell and not getting into Cornell."

Cornell Undergraduate, Class of 2023

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