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How do I apply to the College of Arts and Sciences?

Cornell requires the [Common Application (CA)][1] OR the [Universal College Application (UCA)][2], (please do not mix-and-match or submit duplicate forms). Please review the [First-Year Application Checklist][3] or [Transfer Application Checklist][4] for the full list of our requirements. [1]: http://www.commonapp…

What do graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences do?

A survey of College of Arts & Sciences students in the Class of 2018 found that 62% of graduates are employed, 28% are attending graduate school, 4% are seeking employment, and 5% are traveling/volunteering/preparing for graduate school. Top employment sectors for our graduates include Technology (18%), Financial Serv…

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.

Does the College of Arts and Sciences require SAT Subject tests?

No. As of October 2019, the College of Arts & Sciences no longer requires SAT Subject Tests. Moreover, all standardized testing for 2021 and 2022 applicants is optional. Students who have taken standardized testing may submit scores if they feel they will enhance their application, but students who do not submit score…

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, …

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.”

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 OR completion of at least the 3rd level of a foreign language sequence (e.g., Spanish 3). N.B. It is our strong preference that students complete 3 units of foreign language during high school, however, students who h…

What is the foreign language requirement for students in the College of Arts and Sciences?

Faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences believe that the study of language plays a central role in a liberal arts and sciences education, and is fundamental in creating global citizens. In support of this, students in the College of Arts & Sciences must either pass an intermediate Cornell language course (at the 200…

What is the focus of the College of Arts and Sciences?

The College of Arts & Sciences (A&S) is the liberal arts and sciences college at Cornell and the largest of Cornell’s undergraduate colleges. With 40 majors, 59 minors, and 2000+ courses across the disciplines, A&S offers uncommon academic diversity and the ability to double major within A&S. With up to two years befo…

What is the difference between studying Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences?

The Biological Sciences major is exactly the same regardless of which College you attend: the [course requirements][1] are identical, as are the [14 concentration options][2] within the major, the professors, classes, rigor, and research opportunities. The difference is in the requirements outside of the major as each…

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