Welcome to Columbia and Barnard, Class of 2024!
Hopefully, you’re feeling relieved! Please know that Bwog welcomes you with open arms. As long as you have chaotic good energy, we support you.
Columbia College and Columbia Engineering released its Regular Decision results tonight at 7:00 pm EST. The two schools accepted 2,465 out of the 40,084 students who applied this year, marking a significant drop from the record number of applicants for the class of 2023. Nevertheless, the barrier to entry remains high with this year’s acceptance rate at 6.1% – congratulations, kids, you’ve really made it!
As spring events such as admitted student programming and campus tours have been canceled, the admissions office intends to launch extensive new virtual programming to familiarize students with Columbia. This includes social media chats, video webinars, master classes, and a new virtual initiative that will match admitted students with a current student buddy.
Regular Decision results for Barnard’s incoming first-year class were released on Tuesday, March 24th around 5:45 pm EST. This year, the college admitted 1,022 of the 9,411 eager seniors who applied, dreaming of spending their days in Milstein. 18% of the newly admitted students identify as first-generation college students and 62% identify as women of color. Additionally, the new students call 32 countries and 51 states and territories home.
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@Alex Beck Hi, for first year students still need ACT ot SAT? For Bachelor, Information science?
@Anonymous Hi Bwog, does the 6.1% admission rate signify the overall admission rate for 2024 (ED + RD)? Thanks.
@anon Yes. Colombia accepted about 250 more students this year.
@anon Congratulations! Wow, Columbia really increased its class size significantly this year and accepted many more students than usual.
@Anonymous Seems like a lot of parents afraid of Morningside Park got their kids not to apply. It’s a 6% decline from last year.
@Anonymous Every Ivy had a decline in applications. There are fewer high school seniors every year as well as fewer international applicants due to Trump policies.
@Anonymous Harvard experienced a 7.2% drop in applications (more than Columbia’s 5.9%). Dartmouth is down 9.6%. UPenn had a 6.2% drop. Brown apps are down 5%. Yale applications dropped 4.5%. Princeton had a 0.1% increase.
@Anonymous Actually, no. It’s about the same number as usual, with an anticipated yield of about 60% — meaning that of the 2,465 students accepted, about 1450 will actually enroll (about 1100-1125 in the College, and about 300-325 in SEAS).
@anon Other articles have said Columbia accepted about 280 more students this year.