top of page

How I got into Cornell (Interview 8)

Updated: Dec 30, 2019


SAT: 1550 (780 Math, 770 Reading)

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

GPA: 3.93

Rank in Class: 3

Size of Class: 174

AP's Taken: Biology, Physics Mechanics, Physics Electromagnetism, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, American History, Statistics, Computer Science, Chemistry, English Language


  • I participated in Track and field from freshman year through my junior year and became the captain of the sprinting team in my Sophomore year

  • I was the founder of my schools entrepreneurship club and served as president from my freshman year until my senior year.

  • I participated in DECA from sophomore year through senior year

Personal Story

"Getting into Cornell was... I don't even know how to put it into words to be honest. It wasn't so much excitement that I was feeling or relief or happiness, it was this weird mix of the three where I just felt this lightness and a feeling of 'Phew, that was worth it. It's finally over'

I didn't expect to feel that way, but after waiting with angst and being super nervous for the last couple of weeks leading up to Ivy Day it was a relief when a decision came out one way or another."

Useful Advice

"Mentors are absolutely necessary to success. If it weren't for Brandon, I wouldn't be here. My boyfriend Brandon was a year older and went to Dartmouth and pretty much gave me a step by step guide as to how to get into the Ivy League and it made everything so much easier and better.

If there's anything I could recommend it would be to find yourself a mentor to give you the steps to success and getting into the ivy league. It will make things so much easier."

Cornell Undergraduate, Class of 2023

Check out our Ivy League Video series here.

Make sure to like, share on facebook, and subscribe so that you never miss a new article.

As always, the conversation continues in the comment section.

Thanks again, and we hope to see you back here again tomorrow.

1 view0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page