It was a banner year for Cornell University’s admissions office with a record-setting 6,319 students submitting Early Decision applications to the university. Of these 6,319 students, 1,533 were offered a slot in the Cornell University Class of 2022. This marks an admission rate of 24.3% for the Ithaca, New York-based school. It was a record-setting admit rate, too, besting the mark set for the Class of 2021 (25.6%). If you just look back some years, it’s rather striking that the Early Decision admit rate for the Class of 2009 stood at 41.7%. But, hey — different times, different numbers. If you peruse our compiled admissions statistics for Cornell University, you’ll note that just 10 years ago, for the Class of 2012, 3,095 students applied Early Decision to Cornell (compared to 6,319 students who applied Early Decision to the Class of 2022). A whopping difference indeed!
Congratulations to our students at Ivy Coach who earned admission this fall to Cornell University! We’re very happy for you!
Breakdown of the Cornell Class of 2022 Early Decision Admits
As reports John Girsky in a piece about Cornell’s Class of 2022 for “The Cornell Daily Sun,” “Out of the admitted students, who were notified on Dec. 11 of the decision, 14.3 percent are international. The release noted that international applications were up 19 percent over last year despite the current political climate. Last year, international applications were up 20 percent over the previous year. Fifty-three percent of the early admits are female, up from 50.1 percent last year. At 37 percent, students of color also make up a higher percentage than last year’s figure of 35 percent. The percentage of legacy students and athletes both fell since last year. Legacy students went from making up 23.3 percent of early admits for the class of 2020 to 22.1 percent this year, while athletes went from 13.4 percent last year to 11.5 percent this year.”
We’re happy to see a drop in the percentage of admitted legacy applicants in this year’s Early Decision round at Cornell. We’re also happy to see a drop in the percentage of admitted recruited athletes. Make it a trend, Cornell. Make it a trend.
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