March 27, 2014

Cornell Admits Most Selective Class in University History

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An agonizing wait for high school seniors and applicants to Cornell ended at 5 p.m. Thursday, when the University notified 14 percent of its more than 43,000 applicants that they were accepted to the Class of 2018.

The University’s overall acceptance rate — which takes into account both the number of early and regular decision acceptances — marked a record low, down from last year’s 15.2 percent for the Class of 2017 and 16.2 percent for the Class of 2016.

Cornell admissions representatives Reba McCutcheon ’96 and Angela Herrera ’03 welcome the Class of 2018 during the Countdown to Cornell event in the Robert Purcell Community Center Thursday. (Michelle Fraling / Sun Staff Photographer)

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