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Cornell Guide

Cornell University

Est. 1865

“I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.” -Ezra Cornell, 1868

Location: Ithaca, New York

Tuition: $52, 853 (NY state resident $35,483), Housing $8,564, Dining $5,766

Schools: Agriculture & Life Sciences, Architecture, Arts & Sciences, SC Johnson College of Business, Hotel, Dyson, Engineering, Human Ecology, Labor Relations, (Total 14)

14,315 Undergraduate Population, 2015

Ranking: #19th World University Rankings, # 9th US Colleges Ranking (Times Higher Education), # 16th QS World University # 2 QS WU Subject Veterinary Science

Acceptance Rate: 14%

Student Review: Do not hold the fact that Cornell is found in Ithaca, New York against it. This campus overlooks the beautiful Cayuga Lake as seen below and has six building on the National Register of Historic Places paired with a 2,800 acre botanical garden. To say this campus is scenic is to actually sell it short.

The Stunning Fall Cornell Campus


Overall Cornell is not in an urban hub which draws many students interest. However if one is looking for a secluded campus filled with history, and character than Cornell is certainly head and shoulders above most of the competition.

Which Hogwarts house is Cornell like?



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Guide For High School Students For College

Getting into the college of your dreams is entirely possible, but it takes some work to make it a reality. Here’s a quick guide for college admissions for senior year high school students.

1. The Admissions Essay & Personal Statement

The admissions essay & personal statement can make your application standout from the crowd. Don’t underestimate the importance of putting together a good admissions essay and personal statement, this is an opportunity to show your worth. Don’t forget to mention your extracurricular activities and avoid poor grammar which could ruin your chances of getting into a top college!

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2. Plan Your High School Curriculum in Advance

Here’s a list of general high school courses recommended for college bound students. Having completed the necessary courses during high school makes your college admissions easier.

English – 4 or more years
Mathematics – 3 or more years
Science – 3 or more years
Social Sciences – 3 or more years
Foreign Language – 2 or more years of the same language

3. Junior & Senior Year Grades Matter

Colleges will place more emphasis on your junior & senior year grades when considering your application, so its important to try and achieve A’s or B’s in your junior & senior year across the courses mentioned above.

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