The day that the frequenters of live and die by has finally arrived, as Columbia’s admissions letters to the class of 2012 have officially been mailed out, and online decisions were posted as of 5:05 p.m. last night.  Amidst a careful navigation of the daily chaos that is the post-CC or Lit Hum reunions of friends that one might see daily in the lobby of Hamilton Hall,  this bwogger witnessed yesterday Columbia’s Director of Admissions Jessica Marinaccio finally at ease, with arms crossed and an unmistakeable cheshire grin on her face, as she towered over myriad hand trucks and several bins of yellow envelopes (looks like they are going with DHL this year) being hauled by burly Columbia athletes into the Admissions Office.  These letters of admission it seems were to undergo a final inspection before being mailed out to nervous pre-frosh nationwide first thing this morning.

So, fellow Columbians, today marks an ignominious day in the history of our fair Alma Mater where the Terrible 12s regular decisions admits will inevitably join the ranks of their early admitted counterparts on Facebook, and over the next few weeks begin to wreak havoc on the relative peace that has characterized Morningside Heights as of late, as they crash our lovely singles for Days on Campus, play frisbee on the lawns, and ultimately decide to choose Columbia because they happen to be here during Bacchanal and the sunniest weekend of the year.  

Perhaps this class will offer this university much more than its most immediate predecessors, but if this nugget of journalistic gold is any indication of the disposition of Columbia’s newest breed, this bwogger will remain skeptical of Terrible 12s until persuaded differently.  In the meantime however, welcome class of 2012 and enjoy the ride!

Stats for the class of 2012                              

Total number of applicants: 19,116                 

Total admitted: 1,660                                      

Total acceptance rate: 8.7%                            

Percentage of CC accepted early: 27.4%         

Percentage of SEAS accepted early: 23.3%