Friday, February 17, 2017

College of the Day: Cornell University

Cornell University is among a small group of colleges in the Eastern Time Zone - along with the Universities of Virginia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and CUNY Lehman College - that admit fewer than 30% of those who apply but still have a student body of greater than 10,000 students. Like others in the Ivy League athletic conference and those with similarly small acceptance rates, Cornell will likely advertise how many high school valedictorians and those with perfect SAT scores that they have denied, because those who apply are plentiful, and these very highly selective colleges have the opportunity to find more non-cognitive measures of college readiness in addition to just grades and test scores. What have you done to set yourself apart with the other 10,000 students with your grades and test scores?