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 2021 was the single most challenging years to be admitted to Cornell University ever to date. For the Class of 2021, 47,038 students applied to Cornell University of which 5,889 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 12.5%. Overall applications increased by 4.6% over last year (2020 to 2021) from 44,966 to 47,038.
For the Class of 2021, 1,378 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 5,384, yielding an early acceptance rate of 25.6%. Early applications increased by 10.6% over last year (2020 to 2021) from 4,866 to 5,384.