Cornell University is an Ivy League School and its admissions statistics fall in the middle of all Ivy League Schools. Similar to the trends across all top schools, Cornell University acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2019 was one of the most challenging years to be admitted to Cornell University ever to date. For the Class of 2019, 41,907 students applied to Cornell University of which 6,234 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 14.9%. Overall applications decreased by 2.6% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 43,041 to 41,907.
For the Class of 2019, 1,196 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 4,560, yielding an early acceptance rate of 26.2%. Early applications decreased by 4.5% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 4,775 to 4,560.