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Class of 2011 Acceptance Rate: 20.5 Percent

I haven't seen any news stories come across Cornell-centric media yet (e.g. The Sun, Chronicle, or the Ithaca Journal), but both Bloomberg News and the Yale Daily News are reporting that the University had a 20.5 percent acceptance rate for the class of 2011, an all time low.

Long-time readers of MetaEzra will no doubt recall that we originally predicted a 21 percent acceptance rate back in January. Being off by 0.5 percent isn't too shabby, if you ask us. Last year the University had an acceptance rate of 24.7 percent

Overall, the University received 30,383 applications, and MetaEzra has learned that apparently 29,015 were actually considered for admission. The remainder apparently did not select a specific college to apply to at Cornell, which appears to be a recurring problem since the adoption of the Common Application.

Interestingly, while Cornell's acceptance rate dropped by over 4 percent this year, some of the University's peers did not experience such a precipitous drop. For instance, both Dartmouth and Duke had acceptance rates that stayed relatively constant, at 15 percent and 20 percent, respectively.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on April 04, 2007 (#)

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