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Columbia University Class of 2012

Columbia Admits 10 Percent

Columbia College received 19,116 applications, for approximately 1,050 places in the Class of 2012. This is up 5.7 percent from 17,964 a year ago. 2,105 applications were early decision and 17,011 were regular. A total of 1,660 students were admitted: 454 early decision and 1,206 regular; early decision admissions comprise 44 percent of the class.  The overall admit rate was 8.7 percent, compared to 8.9 percent last year.

SEAS received 3,463 applications, up 6.3 percent compared with last years 3,262 applications. 404 applications were early decision and 3,059 were regular. A total of 609 students were admitted: 142 early decision and 467 regular; early decision admissions comprise 44 percent of the class. The overall SEAS admit rate was 17.59 percent.

Combined, there were 22,579 applications to the College and SEAS, a 5.8 percent increase over last years 21,213. The overall admit rate for both schools was 10.05 percent.

Columbia Admits 23 percent of its Early Applicants

Columbia College received 2,162 Early Decision applications, an increase of 6% over last years numbers, and admitted 455. The SEAS received 420 applications, an increase of 1% over last year, and sent out 142 acceptance letters. Columbia College accepted 21 percent of applicants and SEAS 33 percent. The combined admission rate was 23 percent.