This afternoon the Columbia Undergraduate Admissions performed their ritual early decision annoucement send off. Belting “Roar, Lion, Roar”, the crew carried the decisions from Hamilton to the awaiting FedEx truck on College Walk. Now we have only to wait until some intrepid pre-frosh founds the Columbia Class of 2016 facebook group and a new generation of heros are born. Congratulations future Columbians!
Some stats about this year’s Early Decision acceptances:
“We are gratified that almost 3,100 students selected Columbia as their first choice school and applied Early Decision. We spent the last several weeks reading applications and vigorously debating cases around the admissions committee table to select the first members of Columbia’s Class of 2016. We were compelled not only by their remarkable academic achievements, but also by their dedication to extracurricular passions, by their commitment to their communities and, most importantly, by their individual voices. It was the boundless curiosity and spirited intellect manifested in their applications that showed us they were genuine Columbians.
These new Columbians are also representative of all that makes the current student community so distinctive; they hail from across the United States and from over 30 countries around the world, represent a tremendous diversity of backgrounds, and have expressed an interest in studying almost 90 different academic disciplines in the liberal arts and engineering. Each of these gifted students will bring a unique voice to the spirited discussions and debates (both in and out of the classroom) that have been the hallmark of a Columbia education for almost 260 years. We now eagerly look forward to reading Regular Decision applications and to selecting the rest of the class that will join these tremendous students on campus next fall.”