Cornell University is an Ivy League School and its admissions statistics make it the least competitive Ivy League School. 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 2020 was one of the most challenging years to be admitted to Cornell University ever to date. For the Class of 2020, 44,966 students applied to Cornell University of which 6,277 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 14%. Overall applications increased by 7.3% over last year (2019 to 2020) from 41,907 to 44,966.
For the Class of 2020, 1,200 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 4,866, yielding an early acceptance rate of 24.7%. Early applications increased by 6.7% over last year (2019 to 2020) from 4,560 to 4,866.