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I am unable to visit campus. What is the best way to learn about the College of Arts and Sciences?

Please note that Cornell does not track demonstrated interest. We invite you to learn about The College of Arts & Sciences virtually by researching [our website][1] and [academic departments][2], [watching our 4-part virtual information session][3], [meeting some of our most recent graduates][4], and [exploring our cu…

Does the College of Arts and Sciences track demonstrated interest?

No. Cornell University does not track demonstrated interest. Visiting campus is neither required nor expected of applicants. Students can articulate their fit and interest in the College of Arts & Sciences through the Cornell- specific supplemental essay in their application.

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

Cornell does not have a "pre-law” major or track, rather students in the College of Arts & Sciences (A&S) find that their liberal arts and sciences education offers strong preparation for a career in law as they are exposed to a broad base of knowledge while honing critical thinking, creative, and analytical skills. …

How can I join the Humanities Scholars Program?

Students in the [Humanities Scholars Program][1] undertake their own independent, interdisciplinary undergraduate research in a range of humanities disciplines, supported by a series of curated courses, structured mentorship, special programming, research opportunities and funding. They produce an honors thesis or cap…

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

A survey of College of Arts & Sciences students in the Class of 2020 found that 57% of graduates are employed, 33% are attending graduate school, 5% are seeking employment, and 4% are traveling/volunteering/preparing for graduate school. Top employment sectors for our graduates include Financial Services (20%), Techno…

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

Cornell requires the [Common Application (CA)][1]. Please review the [First- Year Application Checklist][2] or [Transfer Application Checklist][3] for the full list of our requirements. [1]: http://www.commonapp.org/ [2]: http://admissions.cornell.edu/apply/first-year-applicants/application-checklist [3]: ht…

What is the significance of the ampersand symbol for the College of Arts and Sciences?

You might think that you need to make a choice: small liberal arts college or large research university? But the [College of Arts & Sciences][1] at Cornell offers you the best of both worlds: a superb and flexible liberal arts education _and _the extensive resources and opportunities of an internationally renowned res…

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 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…

Can I submit supplemental materials with my application to the College of Arts and Sciences?

With the exception of musical recordings submitted through the [Department of Music’s online portal][1], the College of Arts & Sciences does not review art portfolios, films, creative writing samples, academic papers, or other supplemental materials provided outside the parameters of the Common Application. [1]: h…

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