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How can I meet with an admissions counselor from the College of Arts and Sciences if I visit?

To preserve the impartiality of the admissions process, Arts & Sciences Admissions does not schedule appointments or meet individually with prospective students, families, or advocates visiting campus. Please note that Cornell does not track demonstrated interest.

Does Cornell have a biology program?

Students with an interest in biology have many exciting choices at Cornell. Four of the undergraduate colleges ([College of Agriculture and Life Sciences][1], [College of Arts and Sciences][2], [College of Engineering][3], and the [College of Human Ecology][4]), offer biology programs. For more information, please vi…

What degree(s) does the College of Arts and Sciences offer?

Regardless of major, the College of Arts & Sciences grants one degree: the A.B. A.B. is the abbreviation of the Latin name for the degree “_artium baccalarius_,” or translated into English, B.A., “Bachelor of Arts.”

Does the College of Arts and Sciences require SAT or ACT standardized testing?

No. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led Cornell University to continue its suspension of the SAT/ACT testing requirement for applicants seeking to enroll as first-years beginning in August 2022 (Class of 2025). For the College of Arts & Sciences, the submission of SAT/ACT test results is optional for both Early Deci…

Can I be pre-med in the College of Arts and Sciences?

Cornell does not have a "pre-med" or “pre-health” major, rather students in the College of Arts & Sciences interested in the pre-med track complete specific [Cornell course sequences][1] required or recommended for health careers, while majoring in any subject area of their choice. Pre-health students may, of course, …

Does the College of Arts and Sciences have a core curriculum?

No, the flexibility of the Arts & Sciences curriculum encourages students to explore their interests broadly so there are no required courses in the College of Arts & Sciences. Instead our faculty have outlined [ten broad distribution requirements][1] in key areas such as Global Citizenship, Social Difference, and Sta…

What does the College of Arts and Sciences Admissions Committee look for in applicants?

The Admissions Committee looks for academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, commitment to a liberal arts and sciences education, community impact, and fit with Cornell.

What is the foreign language requirement for applicants to the College of Arts and Sciences?

Applicants to the College of Arts & Sciences are required to have three units of one foreign language. For heritage speakers or students who have initiated a foreign language sequence before high school, completion of at least the third level (e.g. Spanish 3) is required.

Does the College of Arts and Sciences require an interview?

No. The College of Arts and Sciences does not require, nor offer, on campus interviews. Due to the high volume of applications we receive each year, we are unable to extend an interview to every candidate and thus, in the interest of fairness and equity, interviews are not part of our Admissions process. First-year a…

How can I study at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City?

The [Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity][1] is a selective track within Cornell’s College of Arts & Sciences that combines an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education from Cornell University in Ithaca during the academic year with the option to partake in the innovation and vibrant environment of Cornell…

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