On a record number of applicants, Cornell's admit rate fell
to 28.7 percent for the class of 2008, compared to 31 percent
The College of Arts & Sciences saw an increase in
applicants of over seven percent.
Increase in applications came from students who live in the
western U.S., the Mid-Atlantic, the Southwest, as well as from
students in New York City.
52 percent of the admitted students are male, and 48
percent are female. 32.6 percent of the admitted students
identify themselves as students of color; eight percent are
Overall, the Ivy League schools have admitted a higher
percentage of minority students for the class of 2008, with
Harvard setting records for the amount of Latinos and blacks