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 2023 was one of the most challenging years to be admitted to Cornell University ever. For the Class of 2023, 49,118 students applied to Cornell University of which 5,183 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 10.6%. Overall applications decreased by 4.3% over last year (2022 to 2023) from 51,328 to 49,118.
For the Class of 2023, 1,395 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 6,159, yielding an early acceptance rate of 22.6%. Early applications decreased by 2.5% over last year (2022 to 2023) from 6,319 to 6,159.