Cornell University Welcomes 1,533 Students to the Class of 2022

December 20, 2017

Universities share record-breaking statistics every year when it comes to college applications and this year was no different at Cornell University.

Cornell University continued to break two different records three years in a row. Earlier this year, Cornell received an all-time high 6,319 early decision applications, a 30% increase from last year early applicant pool. Naturally, the acceptance rate also drops to 24.3%, down from Class of 2021’s early acceptance rate of 25.8%, the Cornell Sun reported.

The early admitted 1,533 students will fill approximately 46% of Cornell’s Class of 2022. Cornell’s Early Decision Program is binding, which means students must enroll if accepted.

Last year, Jason Locke, associate vice provost of enrollment, said Cornell recruits student athletes and prioritizes them during the early decision round. For any given graduating class, 80% of student athletes are accepted through early decision. This year student athletes make up 11.5% of the early admitted students from the Class of 2022, down from last year’s 13.4%.

Other interesting observations include a slight drop in the percentage makeup of legacy students, who have a family member who graduated from Cornell. 23.3% of early admitted Class of 2021 students were legacy students, compared to 22.1% of this year’s early admits. Additionally, despite the current political climate, the number of international applicants increased 19%, similar to last years 20% increase over the previous year.

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Frances Wong
Frances Wong

Frances was born in Hong Kong and received her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. She loves super sad drama television, cooking, and reading. Her favorite person on Earth isn’t actually a member of the AdmitSee team - it’s her dog Cooper.

 




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lifesong
Cornell ‘17


Accepted to Cornell, Case, Brandeis, UMass

I'm a junior at Cornell who's premed and really enjoying all the opportunities here.
Paula2020
Cornell ‘20


Accepted to Cornell, Macalester, UC Berkeley, Holyoke, Stony Brook, UC Merced, UCSB, UCSC

I'm a future MD/PhD student who will start attending Cornell University as a Freshman in the fall. I love dancing, and hope to make Cornell's cheer squad next year. I also like helping my community, and I'm basically addicted to tea.
helena32
Cornell ‘17


Accepted to Cornell, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCSB, UCSC

Junior majoring in Econ and minoring in Information Science.
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Cornell ‘18


Accepted to Cornell, BC, RPI, Pitt, Miami, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, Oxford, Columbia

Current student at Cornell University's Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (transfer from University of Miami)

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