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Cornell University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $32,981 $34,781 $36,504 $37,954 4.0%
Books and supplies $700 $720 $740 $760 2.7%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $10,776 $11,190 $11,640 $12,160 4.5%
Other $1,420 $1,460 $1,500 $1,540 2.7%
Off Campus          
Room and board $10,776 $11,190 $11,640 $12,160 4.5%
Other $1,420 $1,460 $1,500 $1,540 2.7%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $1,420 $1,460 $1,500 $1,540 2.7%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $45,877 $48,151 $50,384 $52,414 4.0%
Off Campus $45,877 $48,151 $50,384 $52,414 4.0%
Off Campus with Family $35,101 $36,961 $38,744 $40,254 3.9%
 

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Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 34,371 17,985 16,386
Percent admitted 19% 18% 20%
Percent admitted who enrolled 48% 49% 48%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2,987 94%
ACT 1,075 34%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 630 730
SAT Math 660 770
ACT Composite 29 33

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education 7/1/1921 -   Accredited
New York State Board of Regents, and the Commissioner of Education 7/1/1921 - 7/1/2001 Resigned
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 7/1/1923 -   Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics 12/1/1970 -   Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship 7/1/1995 -   Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree 7/1/1976 -   Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration 7/1/1968 -   Accredited