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Required for International Students
Architecture, art, design & environmental analysis, and fashion design & management supplement if applicable
Cornell University does not have a strict minimum GPA requirement for undergraduate admissions. However, admitted students typically have very high GPAs, ranging from 3.7 to 4.0, with an average GPA of 3.9.
Average High School GPA
SAT scores are optional for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 application cycles, they are still considered in the admissions process.
Cornell University's SAT scores for admitted students range from 1450 - 1560, with an average score of 1505.
Although SAT scores are optional, we recommend that students aim for a good SAT score of at least 1505 to be competitive in the admissions process at Cornell University.
Students submitting SAT scores
ACT scores are optional for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 application cycles; they are still considered in the admissions process.
Cornell University's ACT scores for admitted students range from 33 to 35, with an average score of 34.
A good ACT score will still boost your application above the competition and help get you into your dream school. It will allow admissions officers to quickly and objectively compare you to the rest of the applicant pool.
Students submitting ACT scores
Besides academic grades, Cornell has some additional requirements based on the program of study you apply for.
Make sure you have extracurriculars relating to your area of study and those that show your dedication over time.
Cornell University requires two teacher evaluations and one counselor recommendation.
Required for international students with a minimum score of 100.