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Admissions Stats Released!

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The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has just released the admissions statistics for the Class of 2014! Be proud, Columbia – we now have an overall admissions rate of 9%. And congratulations to the incoming freshmen for having survived the toughest admissions process in Columbia’s history!

Jessica Marinaccio, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, made the following statement:

“The Undergraduate Admissions staff and I take great pride in admitting the Class of 2014. Chosen from among 26,178 applicants in the most selective admissions cycle in our history, admitted students hail from 75 countries, all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.   We admitted 8% of students who applied to Columbia College and 13% of those who applied to Columbia Engineering, for an overall admit rate of 9%.”

Full statement and statistics after the jump!

“We believe choosing our class is not just about selecting the next class of Columbia first-years; these young men and women are in a larger sense the next generation of leaders, innovators, scientists, engineers and humanists who will make significant contributions to society as Columbians have been making for over 250 years.  A Columbia education is life-changing not only for our students but also for their families who support them, and the students we just admitted will be shaped henceforth by their experiences here. The diversity of voices and experiences they bring with them will enrich our already incredibly vibrant community, and we look forward to welcoming the Class of 2014 to campus next fall.”

Columbia College

Total number of applicants:   21,747

Total number of students admitted: 1,805

The overall admit rate for Columbia College was 8%

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Total number of applicants: 4,431

Total number of students admitted:  592

The overall admit rate for SEAS was 13%

Combined Schools:

Total number of applicants: 26,178

Total number of students admitted:  2,397

The overall admit rate for both schools was 9%

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous What was the admit rate for puppy cops?

  • puppy cops says:

    @puppy cops spoc yppup

  • What was barnard's says:

    @What was barnard's admit rate…like 95% percent? lol

  • Admissions statistics? says:

    @Admissions statistics? Not the best way to measure the quality of an incoming class. 2013 is in no clear way better than ’12, ’11, ’10, etc. 2014 will be no different.

  • well one year says:

    @well one year on the stats they said something along the lines of sorry nobody accepted from delaware. kind of rough.

  • Cynicism says:

    @Cynicism is the most pointless of endeavors.

  • it's so cute says:

    @it's so cute to see the young so excited. And kinda sad.

    Were we ever so impressionable?

    I think Columbia has made us cynical. And old.

  • who cares says:

    @who cares phew… can’t believe it!

    has anyone here heard of these three bands?

    animal collective
    grizzly bear
    puppy cops

    really excited to be in the city to see some shows w/ cool kids!!!!


  • cc '14 (not really) says:

    @cc '14 (not really) i feel so much better knowing that more people than ever before didn’t get in. i’m so unique that i spell “special” spehshell!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous well….

    using those numbers, they are rounding down their percentages (which in this application is inappropriate).

    The College (RD at least) was less selective this year. I guess SEAS made up for it.

  • Wyoming says:

    @Wyoming someone from my state got in?

  • Yeah says:

    @Yeah I mean, I got in, and I’m not nearly as smart as I thought I was. If I were the admissions office I’d reevaluate my criteria.

  • Or says:

    @Or Or you’re intellectually progressing as you get older, and have less contact with freshman, so they don’t seem any smarter. That said, I agree, don’t think it’s a matter of getting smarter just them jumping through a few more hoops, and Columbia attracting more and more unqualified applicants, something Harvard and Yale have done for years to boost their numbers.

  • Yeah, yeah says:

    @Yeah, yeah Isn’t every year the “hardest in Columbia history” nowadays? I’m fairly certain this is the third year in a row we’ve had this label thrown about- and believe you me, the freshmen sure aren’t getting smarter.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Hey fuck you!

      1. Yeah, yeah says:

        @Yeah, yeah Ha. I’ve seen an integral sign drawn backwards on a board, kid. C’mon now!

  • CC 2014! says:

    @CC 2014! phew… can’t believe it!

    has anyone here heard of these three bands?

    animal collective
    grizzly bear
    puppy cops

    really excited to be in the city to see some shows w/ cool kids!!!!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous hahaha, nice one.

    2. hehe says:

      @hehe seen animal collective and grizzly bear since moving to nyc, i suggest giving up on animal collective they fucking suck live and basically stole $30 from me another time. tons of great shows every week, you’ll like it here.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous you went to the guggenheim ‘show’ didn’t you? i heard that sucked. they didn’t play any music, they just stood around with noise surrounding them.

        grizzly bear + the national was amazing several years back for bachannal. well maybe not amazing for a spring concert, but amazing nonetheless.

        who’s lined up for this year? please say passion pit!

  • lol says:

    @lol they made it 50 states this time!

    1. well says:

      @well correct me if I’m wrong, but I think they usually accept students from all 50 (or almost all 50) states. The difference is that not all attend (because they may accept only, say, three from Idaho, and those three may go to a different school).

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