Cornell University is located on a rural campus in Ithica, NY, about four hours from New York. It has around 15,000 undergraduate students, about 10% of whom are from other countries, and accepts approximately 23% of early-decision applicants and 9% of regular-decision applicants.
The SAT or ACT is required at Cornell for international students. Competitive scores* range from 1400 to 1560 on the SAT and from 32 to 35 on the ACT. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 100.
Cornell meets students’ full need with financial aid but is need-aware in admissions for international students (those who request financial assistance are less likely to be admitted). The average financial-aid award for international students is approximately US$65,000 per year. Cornell does not offer merit-based scholarships to international students.
* Half of admitted students score within this range. Twenty-five percent of students score below it and 25 percent score above it.