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 2022 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Cornell University ever. For the Class of 2022, 51,328 students applied to Cornell University of which 5,288 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 10.3%. Overall applications increased by 9.1% over last year (2021 to 2022) from 47,038 to 51,328.
For the Class of 2022, 1,533 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 6,319, yielding an early acceptance rate of 24.3%. Early applications increased by 17.4% over last year (2021 to 2022) from 5,384 to 6,319.