The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid sent Bwog some information regarding the Early Decision applications for CC and SEAS, for the Fall 2014 school year.
This year, Undergraduate Admissions received 3,296 Early Decision applications to Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, which was a 5.4 percent increase over last year (2012) and the largest Early Decision applicant pool in Columbia history.
They are releasing decisions online to students at 5 p.m. EST on December 12, 2013. This date is a few days later than usual because of the late Thanksgiving holiday.
In addition, here is a statement from Jessica Marinaccio, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid:
“The beginning of the Early Decision admissions review season marks one of my favorite times of year, when my colleagues and I get our first glimpse of the next generation of Columbians. We are humbled by the fact that 3,296 students have identified Columbia University as their first choice school and submitted applications through our binding Early Decision program.
“This is the largest Early Decision applicant pool in our history, reflecting a tremendous response to our outreach efforts, which included visits by admissions officers to over 40 states (plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico) and more than 30 countries on 6 continents; almost a dozen on-campus events; outreach by our alumni, faculty and other members of the Columbia community, and the dedicated involvement of hundreds of Columbia student volunteers who are members of the Global Recruitment Committee, the Multicultural Recruitment Committee and the Undergraduate Recruitment Committee. We look forward to the admissions committee conversations in the weeks ahead as we select the first members of the Class of 2018.”
So hold on you Pre-First Year Bwog readers. Salvation is coming.
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