Information For Undergraduates - Cornell University
The undergraduate program in art at Cornell provides a comprehensive education in fine arts techniques, as well as a critical understanding of the visual arts. About 60 percent of the B.F.A. degree requirements are studio courses, and the remaining courses include liberal arts and electives chosen from throughout the university.
AAP Undergraduate Admissions
In addition to the university's general requirements, B.F.A. applicants are required to submit a slide portfolio. A portfolio interview is encouraged but not required. The Department of Art considers the strongest applicants to be those who would like to study both fine arts and liberal arts in a university setting.
Slide Portfolio Guidelines
Secondary School Subjects / Standardized Test Requirements
Sixteen units of secondary school subjects must be completed, including 4 of English and 3 or 4 of foreign language (3 years of one language or 2 years each of two languages).
The SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (with writing) is required. The TOEFL is required of all international applicants whose first language is not English.
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