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Cornell College

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Visiting And Contact Information

600 First Street South West

Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098

United States

Phone: 319-895-4161

Fax: 319-895-4451

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 91
SAT:
% Submitting Score:31%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:520 - 670
     Math Middle 50%:510 - 650
     Writing Middle 50%:510 - 630
ACT:
% Submitting Score:80%
     ACT Middle 50%:23 - 29
     Math Middle 50%:22 - 28
     English Middle 50%:23 - 30
Average High School GPA:3.54
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:49%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:16%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:9%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:11%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:10%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:5%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:39%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:69%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 2,498
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,471
Total of accepted students who enroll: 270
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 83%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $30.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Same Fee
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 02/01
Early Decision II Notification Date: 03/01
Early Action Application Deadline: 12/01
Early Action Notification Date: 02/01
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 02/01
Priority Application Date: 12/01
Notification Begins: 12/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $300.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Considered
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Important
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:15
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:1
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    91
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    520 - 670
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    510 - 650
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    510 - 630
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    23 - 29
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    22 - 28
  •      English Middle 50%:
    23 - 30
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.54
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    12/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    02/01
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