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Undergraduate Admissions

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As a Brooks School undergraduate, you can major in either Public Policy or Health Care Policy. Both majors develop a range of skills – demography, economics, econometrics, mathematics, methods, social sciences, statistics, and writing – to thrive in careers or graduate study. At the Brooks School, you can work side by side with world-renowned faculty to understand and solve policy problems facing our society. With a broad education at the Brooks School and with all of Cornell’s resources, you can make an impact on the world through any career path you choose. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Refer to the Cornell University Admissions FAQ page for additional information, including questions about deadlines, financial aid, tuition and costs.


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When is the application deadline?

Application deadlines can be found on the university admissions website.

Are SAT/ACT tests required to apply to the Brooks School?

The Brooks School is test-optional. If you submit your scores we will review them, but SAT and ACT tests are not required.

Are AP/IB test credits accepted by the Brooks School?

The Brooks School accepts a maximum of 15 AP/IB credits. More information about the credits currently accepted by the Brooks School can be found on the current student portal. Credits will be awarded according to policies in place at the time the student begins a Brooks program.

Are Brooks School undergraduates charged contract or endowed tuition rates?

The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy is a hybrid academic unit that partners with contract and endowed colleges to offer undergraduate programs. New York state residents enrolled in Bachelor of Science programs in the Brooks School receive the New York State resident contract college tuition rate.

More information about tuition rates and expenses can be found on the Cornell financial aid website.


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