Columbia College Admits Record-Low 7.9 Percent
The admissions offices of Columbia College, the School for
Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Barnard College each
received a record number of applicants, making this the
toughest round of admissions in each school's histories.
Of 17,148 Columbia College applicants, 1,653 students or
9.6 percent were admitted, down from 10.7 percent last year.
The admit rate for regular applicants was 7.9 percent, while
the admit rate for early applicants was 23.2 percent.
Of 2,700 SEAS applicants, 614 students or 22.7 percent were
Early Applications Increase 5.5%
Columbia received the most number of applications ever.
2,275 students applied to Columbia College and the Fu
Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science compared
to 2,156 the previous year. This represents a 5.5% increase
and could indicate an increase in regular decision
Early admits made up 21 percent of the incoming SEAS class
and more than 25% of the incoming Columbia College class.
Columbia admitted 582 students early, or just under 26
percent of applicants.
Regular Applications Increase 9 Percent
Regular applications increased nine percent this year.
15,104 students applied to the College, resulting in an eight
percent increase over last year, and 2,395 students applied to
SEAS, resulting in a 16 percent increase over last year.
International applications rose 23 percent. Applications
from Asia, rose 26 percent.
More than a third of the slots for the incoming 1,500
student class were filled under early decision.
1,092 out of 4,599 applicants were admitted, for an overall
acceptance rate of about 24 percent.
Barnard received a record 457 early decision applications.
This represents a 11% increase from last year's 412 early
175 applicants were admitted this year, representing an
early admit rate of 38%.
Last year, 41 percent of early applicants were admitted, as
opposed to about 25 percent of the 4000 students who applied
through regular decision.