Early Admissions & Regular Decision

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COLUMBIA EARLY ADMISSIONS

Columbia received 4,086 early applications for the Class of 2021, once again setting a record for the largest number of early decision applicants in Columbia history, compared to 3,520 last year representing a 16 percent increase. Inasmuch as Columbia declined to release the exact number of admissions, the rate of admission should have remained similar with an estimated admission of about 650 students.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY EARLY ROUND ACCEPTANCE
Early Applications Accepted Total Early Applications Received Early Acceptance Rate Estimated Overall Enrollment % of Class Filled by Early Admissions
2021 650 4,086 15.91% 1,400 46.43%
2020 620 3,520 17.61% 1,400 34.46%
2019 600 3,373 17.79% 1,400 41.13%
2018 650 3,296 19.72% 1,400 46.43%
2017 600 3,126 19.19%
2016 605 3,088 19.59%
2015 632 3,229 19.57%
2014 631 2,995 21.07%
2013 594 2,945 20.17%

COLUMBIA EARLY & REGULAR DECISION ADMISSIONS

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions received 37,389 applications for the Class of 2021, marking a 3 percent increase from last year. It is the largest applicant pool in Columbia’s history. The overall admit rate was 5.8 percent, down slightly from 6 percent last year.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: REGULAR DECISION
Regular Decision Applications Accepted Regular Decision Applications Received Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2021 1,535 33,303 4.61%
2020 1,573 32,772 4.80%
2019 1,628 32,877 4.95%
2018 1,641 29,656 5.53%
2017 1,711 30,405 5.63%
2016 1,758 28,763 6.11%

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: EARLY & REGULAR DECISION
Early & Regular Decision Applications Accepted Early & Regular Decision Applications Received Early & Regular Decision Admissions Acceptance Rate
2021 2,185 37,389 5.84%
2020 2,193 36,292 6.04%
2019 2,228 36,250 6.15%
2018 2,291 32,952 6.95%
2017 2,311 33,531 6.89%
2016 2,363 31,851 7.42%
2015 2,419 34,929 6.93%
2014 2,472 26,178 9.44%
2013 2,501 25,427 9.84%
2012 2,418 22,585 10.71%

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