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.”
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%
Total number of applicants: 26,178
Total number of students admitted: 2,397
The overall admit rate for both schools was 9%