Knowing yourself is one of the most important steps as you begin your college search. Creating a moment of reflection to learn more about your strengths and weaknesses, what engages you, and what environments stretch you will help you thoughtfully consider your choices and find an undergraduate experience, not just an undergraduate education.
Competitive and compelling candidates demonstrate strong academic performance in challenging courses, a clearly articulated connection to the college and its academic programs, active engagement in their school and greater communities, and an outwardly focused perspective. Our First Year Application Tips will help as you prepare your application.
Review Cornell University's Freshman Admissions Requirements for information about required coursework, testing, and supplements, as each undergraduate college/school determines their own requirements. There is no formula used in the selection process.
The College of Human Ecology practices selective admissions and we carefully consider every application we receive to understand what makes you an individual and what you would bring to the college and university communities. Students who are not accepted as freshmen might consider transferring to the College of Human Ecology as sophomores or juniors.