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Do I have to declare a major to apply?
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Cornell students can choose from nearly 80 majors. Applicants seek admission to one of Cornell's undergraduate colleges or schools, which then becomes their academic home if they’re admitted. Depending on the Cornell college or school, applicants may be required to indicate an intended major on their application.


During their time at Cornell, students are highly encouraged to take courses in any of the university's undergraduate colleges and schools. Cornell students also have the opportunity to explore more than 120 minors and may have access to challenging dual-degree programs within their college.


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