Applicants were informed of their decision status around the same time as prospective members of Barnard ’26.
On Tuesday, December 14 at 7 pm EST, Columbia released their early decision results for the class of 2026.
A Columbia spokesperson told Bwog that 6,305 students applied to Columbia College and Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science for this year’s early decision application cycle. Additionally, in a statement shared with Bwog, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Jessica Marinaccio remarked that students accepted early decision this year “represent all states, nearly fifty countries, and countless perspectives.” Her full statement can be found below.
For the class of 2025, Columbia College and Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science admitted 650 students out of the 6,435 students who applied early decision for an acceptance rate of 10.10%. This year marks a decrease of 2.02% in the number of applicants.
Congratulations to the newest members of the Columbia community! We can’t wait to meet you!
This is a developing story. Bwog will update with any further information from the University.
Update made on December 15, 6:47 pm: This article has been updated to include a statement from Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Jessica Marinaccio.
Statement from Jessica Marinaccio, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, shared with Bwog on Wednesday, December 15 at 5:56 pm:
This fall 6,305 students identified Columbia as their top choice, the second largest number of Early Decision applications in our history. Over the last month, the admissions staff and I have felt lucky to learn about the creative, engaged and questioning individuals who will be joining the Columbia community in the fall. We enthusiastically welcome these future Columbians, who represent all states, nearly fifty countries, and countless perspectives. We feel honored that among all the college options available to them, these students felt that they could see themselves flourishing at Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. We wish these students and their families great joy in the happy news of their acceptance to Columbia!
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