Admissions

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The admissions process is run in various ways by the the various schools. See the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for CC/SEAS.

See the Columbia Statistical Abstract for Admissions and Enrollment statistics from the last 3 years for all divisions of Columbia University.

Columbia therefore remains less selective than Wal-Mart.[3]

Even though Columbia accepts all of these people, not all of them matriculate.

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Admissions statistics for the class of 2011:

Early Decision

School Applicants Accepted Deferred Rejected Acceptance rate
Columbia College 2,011 454 670 887 22.6%
SEAS 418 140 113 165 33.5%
Both schools 2429 594 783 1052 24.5%

Regular Decision

School Applicants Accepted Rejected Acceptance rate Matriculated Matriculation rate
Columbia College 16,070 1,164 14,906 7.2% 563 48.4%
SEAS 2,844 452 2,392 15.9% 175 38.7%
Both schools 18,914 1,616 17,298 8.5% 738 45.7%

ED and RD

School Applicants Accepted Rejected Acceptance rate Matriculated Matriculation rate
Columbia College 18,081 1,647 16,434 9.1% 1,017 61.7%
SEAS 3,262 608 2,654 18.6% 315 51.8%
Both schools 21,343 2,255 19,088 10.6% 1,332 59.1%

Test scores

Middle 50% of students

  • SAT Critical Reading: 660 - 760
  • SAT Math: 670 - 780
  • SAT Writing: 660 - 750
  • ACT Composite: 28 - 33
  • Average SAT score: 2140
  • Average ACT score: 31

Middle 50% of accepted applicants

  • SAT Math + Critical Reading: 1380 - 1530
  • Average SAT score: 1460 (~2180)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "CC Leads in Admissions Selectivity", Columbia Spectator, 4/5/07
  2. "Fall Admissions Statistics and Ratios by School, Level, and Program", Office of Planning and Institutional Research, 4/25/07
  3. Wal-Mart More Selective Than Harvard
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